Located on the B1 floor, Den Kushi Flori is a five-minute walk from Omotesando Station.
Globally acclaimed chefs Zaiyu Hasegawa, awarded two stars at his restaurant DEN in Jingumae, and Hiroyasu Kawate, a chef with two stars at neighbouring restaurant Florilège, have collaborated on the theme of “kushi” (skewer) at this hotly-tipped restaurant.
Mr. Hasegawa and Mr. Kawate are two of Japan's most talented chefs whose restaurants have both been selected in the annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Both longtime friends and rivals, they joined forces in 2011 to hold collaboration events, a rare occurrence at the time. From these early origins, a seed was planted and from this, an idea finally took shape before the long-anticipated Den Kushi Flori finally opened in October 2020.
Both chefs have complimentary and contrasting styles. Mr. Hasegawa, who cooks in a unique, creative Japanese style, and Mr. Kawate, who delivers classical and poetic French cuisine, have collaborated on dishes that emphasise the best qualities of each chef’s style. The menu of exquisite dishes is unique to the collaboration, and distinct from either chef’s individual efforts, bridged by the humble kushi (skewer).
As for drinks, just as Florilège is particular about its cocktail pairings, Den Kushi Flori will also use sours, preparing unique pairings for each course.
Chef Yuji Morita, invited to join the project based on his experiences working in Hokkaido at hotels and Italian restaurants, executes and serves the recipes that Mr. Hasegawa and Mr. Kawate create each month.
The restaurant has been designed with an open kitchen to create a sense of immediacy, with a traditional kudosan (stove) visible from the 16-seat counter. For cooking, the height of the furnace is adjusted to the height of the earthenware pot used at DEN. Nostalgic and original in equal measure, the interior has been designed to evoke the essence of Japanese culture.
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A 5-minute walk from Omotesando Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)