"An Di (Ăn Đi)", which means "enjoy your food" in Vietnamese, is an up-and-coming new restaurant in Gaienmae where you can enjoy the pairing of modern Vietnamese cuisine with natural wine. With the involvement as owner of Motohiro Okoshi, currently one of Japan's foremost wine tasters who went independent after serving as chef sommelier at ""Ginza L'ecrin"", no sooner had it opened than it attracted the attention of gourmets, chefs, and wine connoisseurs around the world.
Chihiro Naito serves as chef. He joined ""Citabria"" in Nishi-Azabu and rose all the way to sous chef at ""L’Effervescence"", the world gourmet guide award French restaurant operated by the company. He combines ethnic cuisine using plenty of herbs and vegetables with seasonal Japanese ingredients and French techniques to produce delicate and beautiful dishes. An Di's signature dish is a tea leaf salad made with their own fermented tea leaves, fruits, and nuts, etc., eaten with a seasonal sauce. With each bite, the richly varied textures and flavors mingle in your mouth. The spices are from Southeast Asia, while the herbs are all delivered directly from farms in Japan, so this dish enables one to experience the essence of Asia together with the changing of Japan's four seasons.
As for drinks, there is an individualistic lineup only Okoshi could provide. Focusing on natural wine from around the world, there is also a selection of sake and shochu, broadening horizons through the alcohol pairings. What is even more unique is their own take on the lemon sour, which they recommend for the first drink. It combines organic lemons grown by Otani Noen in Ehime, syrup made with brown sugar from organic sugarcane grown by Kamikashimori in Kochi, and Yamasemi rice shochu from Kuroki Honten in Mizayaki, all mixed with soda water to create a drink bursting with the fruity flavor of lemon.
The interior design incorporates an industrial flavor even in its natural elements, creating the kind of relaxed space that makes one want to drink wine. The seating includes 6 counter seats and 18 table seats. It is recommended for wine lovers, as well as for casual meals with friends, colleagues, or significant others who like ethnic food.
*The availability of this webpage does not guarantee that the restaurant presented provides services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that English services may also depend on staff availability at the restaurant.
Gaienmae Station(Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)