In an alley, in Ginza 6 Chome is a restaurant with a new style that fuses Japanese ingredients with Italian cuisine, named "Isola." In 1999, an Italian restaurant named "ISOLA" was established in Shirokanedai that focused on the power and the feelings of the producers of excellent ingredients from all over Japan. Seasonal ingredients were discovered by visiting various regions and producers; these ingredients were used to transmit local food culture and the culinary culture and feelings inherited from our ancestors. Under the same pedigree, "Isola" was opened in 2018 with the theme of "Japan."
According to Chef Tetsuo Kobayashi, Italian cuisine is made with relatively unknown Japanese ingredients selected from raw materials with which he is intimately familiar, resulting in a unique culinary experience with both delicacy and power. To complement the food, the restaurant boasts a full lineup of both Italian and Japanese wine, as well as a selection of shochu and Japanese sake. In addition, the cooking tools are from places such as Okinawa and Shimane, ironware from southern Iwate, and pottery from all over Japan - such a wide lineup is sure to be of interest to anyone interested in utensils.
The spacious interior has a counter that seats 7 and tables seating 36. Of particular note are the plain wood used for the sliding doors and counter, the Koyo Ibushi wood-fired pizza oven, and the Bingata store sign hung against the charred cedar restaurant exterior. Against the interior walls are ukiyoe by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Utagawa Hiroshige, and Katsushika Hokusai, creating a strangely complementary interior space blending Japan and the West. The restaurant is apt for a variety of uses, such as casual receptions and dinner meetings as well as dates. Here is a place to enjoy a unique type of Italian cuisine interwoven with Japanese ingredients.
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A 3-minute walk from Ginza Station, Exit C2(Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
A 3-minute walk from Ginza Station, Exit C2(Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
A 5-minute walk from Yurakucho Station, Exit Ginza(JR Yamanote Line)