Inua is one of many highlights in our newly released Wallpaper* City Guide
Enjoying the Rugby World Cup in Japan? Or perhaps you’re visiting the Japanese capital for business, or other pleasures. In Any case, when you’ve had enough of the Shinto shrines and sumo wrestling, try Inua, a delicate little restaurant that combines the best elements of East and West, which is featured in our new Wallpaper* City Guide to Tokyo.
“German-born chef Thomas Frebel fell for Japan during Noma’s pop-up in 2015, and promptly returned, launching Inua in 2018,” explains the new book. ”It’s set on the ninth floor of an office tower, yet Copenhagen studio Oeo have managed to turn a bland workspace into an inviting venue, mixing ‘Hiroshima’ chairs by Naoto Fukasawa and ‘Akari’ paper lamps by Isamu Noguchi with Danish design, including Finn Juhl lounge chairs and Dinesen floors.
“One level below, Frebel practises a New Nordic approach in experiments with a vast array of ingredients in the high-tech test kitchen. His team scours the country to source (and forage) flowers, fruits, fungi, spices, herbs and seaweed for an extraordinary tasting menu driven by 72 micro-seasons. 2-13-12 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, T 03 6683 7570, inua.jp.”
For more on Noma try this book; for more on Finn Juhl get this book; and for more on Naoto Fukasawa get this one. And if you are travelling to Tokyo soon, don’t forget to buy your Wallpaper* City Guide.