Italian cuisine with 24 small dishes, displayed on traditional Japanese wares.
“Hakuro”, a restaurant with no signboard, located along a small street close to the Nishi Azabu crossing. This Italian restaurant, which opened in March 2017, has a “small quantity many dishes” style similar to the Chinese restaurant "Kohou" in Roppongi. In addition, the name of the restaurant is derived from the concept of a fusion of the noble “wolf”, the Italian national animal, and beautiful food like crystal clear “amber”, which also represents the fusion of Japanese and Italian.
Hakuro’s chef is Mitsuru Zenyouji. Inspired by his father, a French chef, to become a chef at a young age, Zenyouji went on to train at various Italian restaurants in the city, as well as at organic and Thai restaurants. “Hakuro” uses various techniques to create a menu that is not confined to Italian cuisine.
The multiple small-dish courses include 24 unique dishes, paired with 12 drinks. The course begins with seafood, including bouillabaisse, which is followed by the next part of the course full of meat dishes. The course boasts of ham that is rare in Japan, and seasonal ingredients purchased from Tsukiji. You can also enjoy a “live performance” type experience as 5 types of original pasta of your choice is prepared from scratch in front of you. Containing the food are traditional wares in the styles such as “Arita yaki” and “Kutani yaki” from the Edo period to the Meiji era, allowing you to enjoy the food with your eyes.
Drinks paired with the course are carefully selected by the sommelier and is not limited to wine, but can be a non-alcoholic drink or Japanese tea. Cocktails are an option, and are created on the spot without the use of any ready-made ingredients, but made to match the flavor of the meal. By offering such drinks as Japanese sake and wine, Hakuro strives to offer new drinks every month that can accompany the course meals without being confined to the frame of “Italian cuisine”.
The stylish restaurant with a black wood patterned ceiling contains 15 counter seats along a U-shaped open kitchen. Service is available in English as well.
Please consider Hakuro, a hideaway restaurant in Nishi Azabu, for dates and dinner entertainment.
A 7-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Hiroo Station Exit 4
A 14-minute walk from Roppongi Hills
※ Available for private dinner events and parties.
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