Stop the search – at last, Tokyo has a contemporary Greek restaurant. Two well-known Australian restaurateurs, Jonathan Barthelmess and Sam Christie, have brought their award-winning Sydney restaurant The Apollo to Tokyu Plaza Ginza. The space occupies a prime position on the top floor, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering a 270-degree view over the city.
Exposed concrete and pared-down fittings lend a relaxed and modern feel to the space and there are Mediterranean touches in the form of marble tabletops and olive trees. Greek food is best when shared, and this is certainly reflected at The Apollo in the form of set menus the whole table can get stuck into.
The highlight of the five appetisers is the magnificent saganaki cheese, pan-fried with honey, oregano and lemon juice. The main is an eight-hour slow-cooked shoulder of Australian lamb so succulent it’s unlikely to last eight minutes on the table, and a lemon-flavoured meringue pie creation ends proceedings in style. At a very reasonable ¥4,800 per person for lunch or ¥5,500 for dinner, it’s no surprise the place is permanently packed.
Bookings are taken for both lunch and dinner every day. We suggest you make one soon, because this is a Greek restaurant on the rise.