"Molecu-L." is a restaurant off the beaten path in Ueno providing customers the chance to enjoy cuisine reconstructed by molecular gastronomy techniques. The chef, Rikiya Kato, set off on the path to becoming a chef at age 16 and proceeded to polish his techniques and sense for Japanese cuisine. At "Molecu-L.," which opened in 2018, he devoted himself to creating the overall image of the restaurant and planning its menu. Using cooking techniques made possible by the latest tools and self-taught molecular gastronomy techniques, he creates original Japanese cuisine not bound by the convention which dazzles the senses of both sight and taste.
The seasonal Omakase(chef's choice) course, consisting of 9 courses using fresh, seasonal ingredients, is served up to customers with a magnificent performance. The gorgeous dishes weave together elements of the Japanese landscape, such as traditional rock gardens, and blend together with a projection mapping display projected behind the counter to exhibit their true value as a complete work of art. This delicious dining experience will almost certainly dazzle your senses. The restaurant's alcohol menu consists of 20 varieties of Japanese sake chosen to pair with the dishes served, including several rare offerings such as the drink known as a legendary sake, "Juyondai." A substantial selection of soft drinks is available as well, including non-alcoholic cocktails and gorgeously remixed ginger ales.
The restaurant's chic interior combines Japanese and Western styles on a base of black with 16 counter seats, where customers can enjoy the magnificent performance right before their eyes, and 16 table seats. The counter seats allow customers to pay no mind to other customers, and the private space they provide is perfect for a special date. The table seats are suited to relaxing and enjoying conversation and are great for business entertainment and dinners. Customers can choose the seating option which best fits their needs. Immerse yourself in the experience as if you were at the theater and forget the flow of time in this space which provides a design in cuisine, service, and space itself.
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A 5-minute walk from Ueno Station, Exit Shinobazu(JR Yamanote Line)
A 2-minute walk from Okachimachi Station(JR Yamanote Line)
A 1-minute walk from Ueno Hirokoji Station(Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
A 5-minute walk from Yushima Station(Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)