Nihon Ryori Wakabayashi

7,260 JPY 〜
/ Guest
15,730 JPY 〜
/ Guest

Enjoy dishes with the essence from a world gourmet guide award restaurant in a woodsy atmosphere

“Nihon Ryori Wakabayashi” opened in November 2017 in Gaienmae, an area with many good restaurants, offers a nice and mature atmosphere. The owner Koji Wakabayashi, worked 12 years at a Japanese restaurant in the Kanto area and 10 years at “Aoyama Esaki,” a famous Japanese cuisine restaurant that maintained a world gourmet guide award for 7 consecutive years. During 7 of his 10 years at this restaurant, he served as the sous-chef to help uphold the standards of the restaurant, and when he was ready for the next step, he decided to open his own restaurant.

Mr. Wakabayashi not only purchases fish from the vendors he has known since his time at “Aoyama Esaki”, but also goes directly to the farms that use natural farming method for vegetables. In order to keep his food healthy, Mr. Wakabayashi minimizes the use of additives and flavorings and carefully considers the nutritional value of the ingredients. Mr. Wakabayashi incorporates elements from Western cuisine in dishes like yellowtail confit, he also offer a popular dish from“Aoyama Esaki”, the braised ""Kinki (Idiot Fish)”. As a certified sommelier, Mr. Wakabayashi selects around 6 different wine, including Burgundy and Montrachet. In addition, he offers about 7 kinds of great Sake from all over Japan, which pairs well with food.

“Nihon Ryori Wakabayashi” features wood as the material for the floor and tables. There are 6 tables for 2, and 1 private room (up to 4 guests). “Nihon Ryori Wakabayashi” is perfect for special occasion, dinner meetings, or dates. The chef's refined creations, rooted in his experience at the famous restaurant, are definitely worth trying.
* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■A 5-minute walk from Gaienmae Station (Exit 1a), Tokyo Metro Ginza Line



  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 4/2021
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 60's

    Date of Visit: 6/2020
    料理もおいしく、お店の雰囲気もよかったです。 また利用させていただきます。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 1/2020
    Our experience at The Nihon Ryori Wakabayashi was fantastic. The location of the restaurant is conveniently located around 10 min walking distance from the closest subway station in a very quite neighbourhood . Our evening was filled with delicate dishes one after another. The presentations were artistic and the ingredients chosen flawlessly represented the seasons and the culture. Our waiter was super friendly and knowledgeable. An absolutely five stars experience overall.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family


Lunch course
7,260 JPY / Guest
Lunch course
13,310 JPY / Guest
15,730 JPY / Guest



Nihon Ryori Wakabayashi [日本料理 若林]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

Lunch: [Fri & Sat]12:00∼18:00 (L.O. 12:30)Dinner: 18:00∼22:00


Sunday, Public holiday


4-9-3, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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