A sister store of Ginza’s two-Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant, Zurriola, Plancha Zurriola is a more casual eatery specialising in tapas-style plates. With a focus on cuisine from the Basque region that straddles the borders of Spain and France, the restaurant features a taste of top-notch food and wine from the Spanish coast at a fraction of the price of the Ginza location’s ¥18,000+ menu.
Head chef Seiichi Honda selected menu items he considered best grilled on a plancha grill, like whole prawns seasoned with minced garlic or the memorably named Catalan street food known as the bikini sandwich. One item featured at the Toranomon restaurant is the signature Basque cheesecake – it started out as a treat for regulars at Zurriola’s Ginza restaurant, but it’s available to anyone at the Toranomon location. Just make sure to get your order in before it sells out.