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Salt grill & tapas bar Ginza, Tokyo

In April i went to Tokyo for the opening of our Salt grill & tapas bar in Ginza, and I have to say, it was one of the most successful openings we’ve ever had!

The restaurant was full for its first-ever lunch and dinner services. Located on level 6 of the new Ginza Six shopping complex, our newest restaurant not only boasts a fantastic view but outstanding food, wine and service to match.

Want a quick and casual feed? The tapas bar’s Mushroom arancini, kingfish sashimi or Charcuterie board are perfect for sharing. While the grill has got everything from pan fried snapper to Aussie lamb and oysters.



Wakuden, Kyoto

Kyoto has its fair share of Michelin-starred restaurants, but If you can only visit one make it two-starred Wakuden.

Focused on showcasing seasonal ingredients in a traditional manner with an unexpected twist, Wakuden never ceases to impress.

I had their Omakase menu which sings of spring and I was blown away. Wakuden is a must visit.




Hoshinoya, Kyoto

If there’s a Kyoto chef that knows umami it’s Hoshinoya’s Head Chef Ichiro Kubota.

Kubota uses unconventional ingredients in his seasonal-inspired cuisine and puts an artistic and playful spin on every dish he plates up.

The luxury resort’s restaurant overlooks the Hozugawa river, which makes for a very peaceful and unique dining experience.