Hidden away on a back street not far from Aoyama-dori and Gaienmae Station, Ichita is a purveyor of very serious, impeccably crafted and wonderfully seasonal Japanese cuisine, but feels disarmingly casual and open to newcomers – not least thanks to the jovial chef, who makes sure each and every one of his customers feels welcome. Having earned a Michelin star only a year after opening, the restaurant occupies an airy space with both counter seats and private rooms. Go for one of the prix fixe meals and watch small plate after small plate arrive with edible works of art, always made with the freshest fare. Close out your meal with a serving of Ichita's juwari (100 percent buckwheat) soba, freshly ground and prepared on the premises.
Aoyama346 101, 3-4-6 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||5.30pm-11pm (last orders 9pm) / closed Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Gaienmae Station (Ginza line), exit 1a|