Come to Ebisu for the true taste of Catalonia

Fonda Sant Jordi

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In the hustle of the city,
this Catalan chef displays his incredible culinary skills
with Spanish cuisine,
and partners it with an abundance of Spanish wine.

Most people don't know that real Spanish cuisine awaits them just steps away from Ebisu Station, at Fonda Sant Jordi.

Hidden away on the second floor, the cosy, comfortable atmosphere makes every guest feel right at home.

Every dish is made in the traditional way, and with your first bite, you will fall in love with real Spanish cuisine.

Owner and chef Jordi Oliver Turne polished his craft at Michelin-starred Restaurant Sant Pau's Tokyo location, and at the popular Spanish bar Tio Danjo.

He offers not only traditional Catalan cuisine, but also his own creations, giving guests a glimpse at the future of Spanish cuisine.

The San Jordi in the restaurant's name is a reference to the patron saint of Turne's homeland of Catalonia. Catalonia is known not only for its abundance of delicious local foods, but it is also famous for its wine.

Turne is proud of his rich selection of wine - gathered from all over Spain, not just Catalonia - and once partnered with his cuisine, guests can truly eat and drink to their heart's content.

When ordering the popular paella, diners can choose either rice or pasta as the base. Japanese diners are not usually familiar with paella made with pasta, but it is apparently an extremely popular local dish in Catalonia and Valencia.

The menu is replete with the greatest of Spanish cuisine, including jamón ibérico de bellota.

With a Spanish chef creating truly Spanish cuisine and partnering it with the best Spanish wines, a visit to Fonta San Jordi is just like a visit to Spain itself.

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Chef Profile

Jordi Oliver TurneJordi Oliver Turne

Born 1976 in Catalonia, Spain.
Graduated from culinary school in Spain and worked at a resort hotel, and in both modern and local cuisine restaurants before moving to Japan. After working at Restaurant San Pau and Tio Danjo, opened Fonta San Jordi in June, 2014.

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Interview

What made you want to become a chef?
I started working part-time in a restaurant owned by a friend of my father when I was 16. I entered culinary school at 18.

After that I worked in many places, from a hotel to restaurants specializing in Italian cuisine and local cuisine, and then I came to Japan to work in 2005.
What do you aim for with your food?
We use the phrase "Spanish cuisine," but in reality, every area in Spain has its own unique cuisine. Catalonia has the Pyrenees on one side and the Mediterranean on the other, so we have cuisine from the sea and from the mountains.

I get all of my principal seasonings, wine, and ingredients from Spain. I want people to have the chance to taste real Spanish flavour, but I've been here for a long time, so I think I might be changing things a little to match the Japanese taste.
What do you focus on for your wines?
Spain has just as many wine-producing regions as France. All of the wine we have here is Spanish. Of course we have Catalonian wines, but we also have a broad range of wines from various regions across Spain.

The cuisine may be sometimes seen as a little salty, but that is because it is meant to be enjoyed with wine. Our wines start at a very reasonable price, and I hope people will come and taste many types and see how wonderful Spanish wine can be.

Restaurant Info

Restaurant NameFonda Sant Jordi
フォンダ サン ジョルディ
AreaNakameguro/Daikanyama/Ebisu
CuisineSpanish Cuisine
Opening day10th June, 2014
Hours of Operation Mondays to Wednesdays: 17:30~23:00(L.O.22:00)
Thursdays to Saturdays: 17:30~24:00(L.O.23:00)
Closed Sundays・National holidays
Budget
Dinner:¥6,500~
Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard)
Service charge-
Cover Charge\500
Children

*Please inquire

Facebook pagehttps://ja-jp.facebook.com/fondasantjordi
Seating/Facilities
Capacity 22 seats
Private party Available

*Seating for up to 25. Up to 30 when set up buffet-style.
Corkage fee applied. Please confirm ahead of time

Smoking Smoking prohibited
Pets OK Not possible

*Customers with pets may use the terrace.

Parking Unavailable

*Coin parking available nearby.

Services
ReceptionistReceptions/Business Dinners
FlavourRich
Characteristics

Specialty Cuisine

Can vehicles be arranged?Yes
Vegetarian Possible

*Available if ordered ahead of time

Foreign Language Menu Available

*Spanish

Foreign Language Speaking Staff Available

*Spanish

Religious Food Restrictions Possible

*Available if ordered ahead of time

AddressHagiwara Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor, 1-12-5, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, , Tokyo, 150-0013
Phone Number

+81-3-5420-0747

(Only available in Japanese)

Fax Number

+81-3-5420-0747

(Only available in Japanese)

Access5 minutes walk from Ebisu St. on the JR and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Lines.
DinnerCena de Paella¥3,600(including tax)
Cena especial¥4,400(including tax)
Cena de Sant Jordi¥5,600(including tax)
Anniversary course¥5,000(including tax)
Girl's plan¥4,300(including tax)
Business course¥5,600(including tax)
Available wines

Approx. 40 types

Only Spanish Wines. 24 types of red. 11 types of white. 1 type of rose, 4 types of sparkling.

Available Cocktails

Approx. 8 types

Available beers

Approx. 3 types

Draft beer (Ebisu). Two types of bottled Spanish beer.

Restaurant Interior