Kouji & Ko

Restaurants Shinjuku
発酵デリカテッセン カフェテリア Kouji&ko
発酵デリカテッセン カフェテリア Kouji&ko
発酵デリカテッセン カフェテリア Kouji&ko
発酵デリカテッセン カフェテリア Kouji&ko

Try out a whole range of fermented foods, from salads to sweets, at this new eatery on the eighth floor of Shinjuku's Takashimaya Times Square. Kouji & Ko pays tribute to the traditional method of fermentation but has given the dishes a decidedly modern take, to make them a feast for both the tastebuds and the eyes (no weird puddles of 'something' here, fortunately). Easy-on-the-eye (and tongue) dishes include the shio-koji marinated shrimp and red vegetables (with tomato and bell peppers), and the tamari-miso flavoured squid ink risotto. Other highlights are the Mont Blanc, made with a three-year old pure Fukurai mirin, or the Custom Green Salad, with a fermented dressing. These guys are definitely on a rather successful-looking mission to alter the image of fermented food.


Venue name: Kouji & Ko
Address: Shinjuku Takashimaya Fam Maison 8F, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku

Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri, Sat 10am-8.30pm
Transport: Shinjuku Station, New South exit; Shinjuku-Sanchome Station (Fukutoshin line)
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