A former hotel chef from India works his magic with seasonal vegetables and rice sourced directly from the Japanese owner's family farm at this Kagurazaka gem that looks more like a traditional washoku restaurant at first sight. The wooden interior makes good use of the old building's roof beams, combining traditional Japanese aesthetics with refined Indian touches. Omoi no Ki's signature dish is the veg-based Daichi no Megumi curry, which is available in two varieties: a creamy North Indian version and a South Indian curry in which the recognisable sourness of domestic tomatoes shines through. Their tandoor-baked naan, omelette served with a spicy tomato sauce and several other popular dishes are made with cheese from specialist dealer Fromagerie Alpage nearby. If you haven't tried Indian food with wine before, this is where to make your debut.
|Venue name:||Omoi no Ki||Contact:|
KS Kagurazaka 2F, 5-22 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)|
|Transport:||Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station (Oedo line), exit A3; Kagurazaka Station (Tozai line), exit 1|