A 3-minute walk from Azabu-Juban Station in Tokyo. “Azabujuban Ajihana” is located on the 6th floor of a building in a quiet area. Chef Michiyasu Nishiyama has a distinguished career. The kaiseki restaurant “Usayama” in the kappo hot spring inn in Zurich, Switzerland, where he was trained at, was awarded on the gourmet guide. Even after returning to Japan to “Ichino Nishiazabu”, it was awarded for 5 consecutive years. In 2017, he has been the head chef of “Shibuya Futaaji” since it was opened. In January 2020, the restaurant was relocated to the current location and the name of the restaurant changed to “Azabujuban Ajihana”.
The cuisine of “Azabujuban Ajihana” focuses on the deliciousness of seasonal and local ingredients. Chef Nishiyama uses his experience to purchase ingredients from all over Japan. He also uses different techniques, such as ground soup stock, grilled and steamed, to bring out the original flavor of the ingredients to the maximum. It should be noted that the Japanese sake and wine pairing that goes well with the dishes are superb. Yosuke Hayashi, the sommelier who oversees a group and has experience as a wine school instructor, selects the wine. Sake selections are by sake sommelier Keita Akaboshi, who was active in New York, the United States. At the end of the course, matcha and azuki tea are served.
The restaurant with only 7 counter seats has a calm atmosphere, it is a quiet space with no background music, so you can concentrate on your meal. Visit the special space of “Azabujuban Ajihana” for a date or a dinner gathering with gourmet friends, and enjoy a Japanese time made for adults. Also, this restaurant is also recommended for overseas guests, as you can enjoy Japanese culture through the food and space.
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A 2-minute walk from Azabujuban Station, Exit 1 (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Oedo Line)