8,470 JPY 〜
/ Guest
12,100 JPY 〜
/ Guest
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  • English Speaking Staff

Pioneering a new restaurants age with tea pairing

Doing what you love to earn a livelihood. The owner-chef Shusaku Toba has pride in his calling and brings innovation to the Japanese restaurant industry as a spirited, energetic chef. After working at Italian restaurant ""DIRITTO"" in Kagurazaka and world gourmet guide award innovative restaurant ""Florilege"" in Aoyama, he took positions as sous chef at ""Tacubo"" in Ebisu and chef at ""Gris"" in Yoyogiuehara before finally opening ""sio"" in the same place in 2018. The restaurant's name comes both from Japanese ""sio"" (salt) used in cooking as well as the acronym for ""Shuusaku Itsumo Oishii (Shusaku is always delicious),"" a most charming meaning. From this small, 16-seat restaurant arises a culinary reformation of a new age.

After his years rich with experience, Mr. Toba has arrived at the idea of a ""support-format committed restaurant."" By bringing together all the people who are involved in a restaurant—food producers, cutlery makers, interior designers, music creators—he aims to improve everyone's business and create a large movement. Mr. Toba has only one thought for ""sio"": to make unquestionably delicious food with his own hands and bring joy to his customers and other cooks. That's all. The chef's choice course is similar to ""Gris"" but more evolved, and while it is subtle and artistic, it focuses strongly on flavor and cheerfully transcends the boundaries of French cuisine with no regard for limits or genres.

Accompanying Mr. Toba's subtle cuisine are 6-7 types of tea pairings which do not hinder the food. Not concerned with providing the best match, the aim is simply to allow one to enjoy the variations of tea by providing tea pairings only to be found at ""sio,"" such as Taiwanese ""Tohobijin,"" blue tea, or carbonated jasmine tea. Wine is also offered, with 16 types including much natural French wine are available, and pairings are made just as with the teas. With his eloquence and diversity lending to his power as a chef, Mr. Toba's ""sio"" will pull forward the restaurant industry and become a flagship restaurant for reform.

* 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 3-minute walk from Yoyogi Uehara Station Exit East(Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
■A 3-minute walk from Yoyogi Uehara Station Exit East(Odakyu Odawara Line)



  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 10/2019
    Very good dishes and atmosphere. The night of my reservation did not have English-speaking staff, but was able to converse in my limited Japanese and some English. Service was really great and I'm still thinking about the dish of clam, kale, and green salsa.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 9/2019
    The whole experience from start to finish was amazing. Attentive staff and delicious food - exquisite flavours and uniquely matched with teas. One of the very best restaurants I’ve ever been to!
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With friend
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 7/2019
    料理がとても美味しい(一品ずつもそうですが全体のバランスが良かったです)のはもちろん、器やサービスなどトータルでとても心地良いお時間を頂けたので。 アルコールに弱い夫婦としては、ティーペアリングのメニューもとても素敵でした。 またお邪魔させて頂きたいと思います。 シェフにご紹介頂いたタオルのお店にも行ってみようと思います。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family



【Saturday and Sunday Limited】Lunch Course A
8,470 JPY / Guest
【Saturday and Sunday Limited】Lunch Course B
10,890 JPY / Guest
【Saturday and Sunday Limited】Lunch Course C
13,310 JPY / Guest



sio [sio(シオ)]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

【Weekdays】18:00~23:30(L.O.23:00)【Sat, Sun, and Holidays】Lunch:12:00~15:00(L.O.13:00) Dinner:18:00~23:30(L.O.23:00)


Wednesday, Irregular holidays


1-35-3, Kamihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

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sio [sio(シオ)]