Kiki Harajuku

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Time Out says

Hidden away in a quiet back alley just steps from the hustle and bustle of Harajuku lies Kiki, the domain of haute cuisine wizard Yuki Noda. Having moved to France at 22, Noda (now 34) worked at venerable Paris establishment Taillevent before returning to Japan to take up the sous chef position under Christophe Paucod at Kagurazaka’s Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais. Noda went independent in 2011, leaving behind the hallowed halls of Michelin-starred restaurants in favour of a more casual setting in the form of Kiki. Hoping to attract a young clientele with six-course dinners priced at a reasonable ¥5,000, he is particularly fond of seasonal fruit and berries. His salade lyonnaise combines Indian mustard, arugula and beets with strawberries and raspberries, bacon and chickpeas. Relying exclusively on Japanese ingredients, he believes that French cuisine on these shores should aim to reveal the ‘non-Japanese side’ of domestic produce.

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Address: 6-9-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo

Transport: Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines)
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Opening hours: 12noon-11pm / closed Wed, irregular holidays

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Having dined at Kiki's a number of times both for lunch and for dinner, I cannot say enough about the inspired nature of this chef and his restaurant.  His dishes are extraordinary in their composition, their presentation and their harmony of taste and color.  His genius is evident in the surprising incorporation of various ingredients that maintain and celebrate the quality and integrity of each part while creating a wonderful symphony of dishes.  I am always amazed that such virtuosity is available at such a reasonable price and in such a casual, low key atmosphere.  No serious lover of dining should miss this experience.