Italian cuisine and Japanese sake in an elegant, hidden refuge.

ikra

イクラ
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No signs direct you
towards this homey, hidden gem

Enjoy a feast woven
from Italian cuisine and Japanese sake.

Your first visit to this restaurant is guaranteed to be a pleasant surprise.

Only moments from Ebisu Station, you enter a condo building and use the intercom to call a room on the second floor. Once upstairs, you enter a high-ceilinged space that promises nothing but freedom.

The old-fashioned wood-clad fireplace and the sheer elegance of the ubiquitous wooden decorations make you feel as if you have just stepped into the home of a friend.

This is truly one of the city's hidden gems.

Its uniqueness lies not just in its location - the restaurant's speciality is Italian cuisine with a focus on fish roe. They use black caviar, botargo and other regular Italian ingredients, but the menu also includes red caviar, known as ikura in Japan, and sea urchin, or uni.

One of their most popular dishes is their "raw uni and ikura cream tagliatelle."

Another thing they can be proud of their selection of sake.

Chef Satoshi Horiguchi has built close relationships with a great number of sake breweries, from which he has selected as many as 100 different sakes - including a number of rare, difficult-to-find labels.

Some might find the combination of sake and Italian cuisine odd, but there is no need to worry. The fish roe focus of the food here at Ikra ensures that it pairs perfectly with sake.

Two course meals are available at ¥4,800 and ¥6,800, and diners can also order a la carte.

The accessible pricing of the multi-dish course menu - which includes everything from their speciality tagliatelle to a final dolce - has earned the restaurant a legion of fans.

Whether on a date or with a party, if you want to make your day that little bit more special, Ikra is the perfect choice.

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Chef Profile

髙山 直一TAKAYAMA NAOKAZU

1976年生まれ 埼玉県さいたま市(旧浦和市)。
東京のイタリア料理の名店で研鑽を積み、『リストランテ カノビアーノ本店』で京野菜と出逢い、京野菜を活かすイタリア料理を目指す。京都のリストランテやアロマフレスカグループの料理長を歴任し、2018年より『HaRe Gastronomia』のオープンに伴いシェフに就任。

Interview

料理人を目指した理由は?
小学生の頃から料理していました。お小遣いが500円だったのですが貯金したかったので、それを使わずに冷蔵庫にあるもので作っていましたね。楽しかったです。料理本を見てパスタからラザニアを作ったのも小学生ぐらい。ずっと料理はしていました。大学は経済学部でしたが進路を決める時、料理以外の道は考えられませんでした。
なぜイタリア料理に日本料理を取り入れたのか?
この店に来るまではイタリア料理の店だからイタリア料理を作るという意識でした。でもイタリア料理はイタリアの食材を使うから美味しいのです。この店では日本酒で面白いことをしようとしているので京野菜を使う以上、日本料理を取り入れるのは必須。今までで一番楽しく料理しています。
好きな京野菜は?
何でも好きですが、特に好きなのは「鷹ヶ峰とうがらし」です。見た目は「万願寺とうがらし」と似ているのですが、もっと肉厚でやわらかくて香りが良い。ヘタまで全部食べられます。焼いても揚げても美味しいです。あとは冬の「蕪」かな。採れたての蕪は梨ですよ!

Restaurant Info

Restaurant Nameikra
イクラ
AreaNakameguro/Daikanyama/Ebisu
CuisineItalian Cuisine
Opening day1st June, 2018
Hours of Operation 【Monday to Saturday】
Dinner:From 18:00〜(Last order: 21:00)
Closed Sundays
Budget
Dinner:¥18,000~
Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Amex, Diners Club)

*Credit cards accepted on orders over \5000

Service charge-
Cover Charge\500(Course prices include cover charge)
AtmosphereQuiet
Children Permitted

*Please place order ahead of time.

Websitehttps://www.hare-tokyo.jp/
Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/hare.gastronomia
Seating/Facilities
Capacity 30 seats
Seat area

Sofa seating available

Couple's seating available

Private Rooms Available
Private party Available

*Parties: 30 seats, up to 90 standing.

Private party options

Projector

microphone・audio equipment

Can bring own

Smoking Smoking prohibited

*Smoking space available.

Services
Can vehicles be arranged?Yes
Vegetarian Possible

*Please place order ahead of time.

Foreign Language Menu Available
Foreign Language Speaking Staff Available
Halal Food Possible
Religious Food Restrictions Possible

*Please place order ahead of time.

Address Hasegawa Riki Bldg. 2nd Floor, 1-9-4, Ebisu-minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0022
Access■3 minutes walk from Ebisu St. on the JR and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Lines.
DinnerDegustazione¥8,500(excluding tax)
ikraシェフのお任せコース全12皿¥12,000(excluding tax)
Carta Bianca¥16,000(excluding tax)
Available wines

Approx. 150 types

Available sakes

Approx. 180 types

100 different sakes specially selected by a licensed sake taster.

Available Cocktails Available

Available whiskies Available

Available beers

Asahi Dry Premium

Available shochus Available

Drink Carry-out Permitted
Japanese Sake Aramasa ¥1,200
Juyondai ¥1,400

Restaurant Interior