After training in France and at Michelin-starred French restaurants in Japan, chef Kyohei Nishi has opened his debut restaurant, Neki, in Nihonbashi. The casual bistro is a showcase of his influences, with a menu that blends Japanese and French flavours and techniques.
Lunch is great value, with dishes ranging from ¥700 for soup to ¥1,200 for a pork cutlet with grilled tomatoes and Genovese sauce. At dinner, the a la carte menu features appetisers like a cheese plate (¥1,600), a cured meat plate (¥1,400), and anago (eel) fritters with grilled eggplant and bottarga (¥2,000). There’s also homemade pasta (¥1,800) and dessert (¥700-800). The drinks list focuses on natural wines from Japan and abroad, with 30 types to choose from by the bottle and a selection by the glass.
The interior is warm and modern, with a mix of counter spots looking over the open kitchen, and small tables. Whether you’re coming for a multi-course meal or a glass of wine and snack at the end of the day, you’ll find something to satisfy you here.