Spain Hill Street in Shibuya is a fitting spot for a Spanish restaurant, and, while there's a theory that this restaurant is actually responsible for the street name, in actual fact the owner of a nearby coffee shop called Arabika was asked by the Parco department store to name the street in 1975. The restaurant, which is over 30 years old, is always bustling, packed with regular customers who come to enjoy a taste of Spain. The large number of pasta dishes might make choosing a daunting task, but you won't go wrong with the Segovia Mushroom (¥1,000). The meaty texture of the mushrooms, fried in a generous slick of olive oil and garlic, is a triumph – order a baguette to mop up the oily garlicky remains for a gluttonous treat. The seafood paella (¥2,600 for two people), prepared in an iron pan, is also worth a try.
|Venue name:||Vidrio Shibuya|
16-13 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||Lunch 11.30am-3pm daily, dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm (last orders 10pm), Sun & hols 5pm-10pm (9pm)|
|Transport:||Shibuya Station (Yamanote, Ginza, Hanzomon, Fukutoshin, Tokyu Toyoko, Denentoshi, Keio Inokashira lines)|