Inua Restaurant 株式会社
After 3 years in the making – INUA opened its doors to the public in June 2018. The restaurant which is situated 9 floors up, in the neighborhood of Iidabashi, overlooks Tokyo’s impressive skyline whilst dishing up Japanese seasonal ingredients with a Scandinavian approach. INUA – originating from Inuit mythology and referring to the life force and spirit that runs through nature – is led by German-born chef Thomas Frebel. ‘INUA’ is much more than just a name. For us, it carries a deeper sentiment and serves as a constant daily reminder of our Nordic roots: the seed upon which this journey began’. Thomas, who formerly led the Research & Development at renowned Danish restaurant Noma, is being joined by a strong team of 30+, who he playfully describes as a ‘complete bunch of Nomads’. The team shares a rich and diverse culture, all throwing their different backgrounds and experiences into the mix. Made up of over 15 different nationalities, they have come together from all across the globe, and stumbled upon this great big city, with one collective goal- to settle in Tokyo, connect and seek inspiration from their surroundings. We very much look forward to welcoming you into our new home.
Inua is led by the head chef Thomas Frebel from Noma, one of the world’s most famous Michelin-star restaurants and the four-time winner of the Best Restaurant in the World. The new world-class restaurant in Tokyo is highly regarded for the unique dishes created with Japanese seasonal ingredients and the Scandinavian gastronomy.
Inua, which was newly opened in Iidabashi, Tokyo in 2018, won the title of the Arrival of the Year at The World Restaurant Awards in Paris in 2019. The Nordic-inspired restaurant is led by the head chef Thomas Frebel, who worked at one of the most famous restaurants in the world Noma for about 10 years. Inua has been listed on Michelin Guide with 2 Michelin stars. Its dishes are not categorized just as Nordic cuisine or Scandinavian cuisine but the unique fusion cuisine cooked with seasonal Japanese ingredients and the Scandinavian approach.
Michelin Star: ★★
Access: 7 mins walk from Iidabashi Station (飯田橋駅)
Business Hours: from 18:00
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Price Range: around 30,000 yen
Price Range: Fusion