Rinato Kitchen serves cafe style Japanese food that is created with natural ingredients that is good for your body. This cafe’s concept is simply to provide good healthy meals for your everyday lifestyle. The cafe is rather small and you will be sitting within inches of the next table over but the food is good and it’s a cute place to go to if you’re in Ebisu.
They also have a spa, beauty, studio (yoga, pilates, etc) service on the higher floors.
Address // B1, 5-10-1, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5459-3106
Website // http://www.rinato.net/kitchen
I’ve been dying to try Robuchon’s restaurant in Ebisu because it’s one of only 11 three-star Michelin rated restaurants in Tokyo. Although I later realized the one I went to was La Table de Robuchon and the three-star rated restaurant was on the 2nd floor (called Joel Robuchon Restaurant)… oops
Anyhow, as soon as you arrive, you are greeted by this beautiful mansion and you instantly feel like you are walking into luxury. When we went, the restaurant was completely full with madames having lunch. The food and service were exquisite and it was definitely worth checking out. The attention to detail and presentation of every dish transformed the food into more of art pieces than dishes for eating. I definitely recommend giving this restaurant a try for a special occasion.
Address // Ebisu Garden Place, 1-13-1, Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5424-1338
Website // www.robuchon.jp/ebisu/la_table.html
Located near the entrance to Ebisu Garden Place is an organic deli called Grano Delicatessen which opened in September of 2011. They have many healthy choices to choose from and we had the dinner plate which includes two selections of your choice from the deli window case + main dish + brown rice or bread for 1300yen. For the main dish you can select a protein such as fish or meat, but this is also a great place for vegetarians as well. Since there’s not many vegetarian options in Japan, this is definitely a good option for those who are looking for good veggies. It’s an affordable and healthy choice despite its high-end Ebisu Garden Place location.
I really like their Honey Pumpkin Gorgonzola salad and their ginger lemonade hot tea. Not a huge fan of their desserts though. I’ve tried three different desserts so far but they were all just OK.
Address // Ebisu Garden Place, 4-20-5, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5447-2800
Website // www.granodeli.jp/ebisu
Kimukatsu was supposedly THE place to go to a few years ago but it has calmed down now. It was recommended to us + we saw a feature for it on tv so we decided to check it out. Kimukatsu is a tonkatsu (pork cutlet) place but their tonkatsu is made out of many many thin layers of pork which makes it very soft. They say it is like a pork mille-feuille.
We tried the green onion and salt, sour plum and shiso, cheese, and black pepper pork cutlets. I personally liked the black pepper the most, but cheese was also up there. As pictured above, they also have an english menu so it’s easy for foreigners to stop by.
Address // 4-9-5, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5420-2929
Website // www.kimukatsu.com
Dexee Diner is a classic diner which serves a variety of different styles of food but never disappoints. Come for brunch on the weekends to get an American-style breakfast, for lunch to get pastas, pizzas, and salads, or for dinner to get hamburg and rice bowl plates. It’s located on the first floor of Ebisu Prime Square Tower and it’s always crowded. I’ve seen many private parties going on at night as well. I love many things about this place: the food is good, the servers are friendly, the price is affordable and the atmosphere is nice and cozy. It’s the type of place where you can stay for hours just to hang out and they won’t bother you. The only thing I wish is that they would ban smoking since the smell can get strong if there are smokers around, but otherwise, this is a solid diner with above-average food.
Address // 1-1-39, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5464-3721
Website // www.dexee-diner.com