Hello, this is the staff of The Gate Hotel Tokyo. In this article, we would like to introduce Zarai Oita, a restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine using seasonal ingredients in a high-quality space.
What is Zarai Oita?
Zarai Oita is a showroom store/restaurant that conveys the charm of Oita in a luxurious space made of Oita’s specialty Moso bamboo, Hita cedar, and Usuki stone.
Zarai is a phrase from the Taiheiki (a historic Japanese chronical), which means “while you are here”.From the official Zarai Oita website
The shop is designed to be a place where people can enjoy the bounty of Oita’s nature and people, and reminisce about the past and the future, all while being in Ginza, Tokyo.
Fresh seasonal ingredients shipped directly from Oita
Their lunch menu includes ryukyu, a local dish of sashimi dipped in sweet and spicy sauce, and Oita’s specialty toriten, or chicken tempura, which is served with a freshly baked dashi maki Japanese omelet made from “toyo no yone tamago” (rice egg).
Each dish, which changes with the seasons, is an elaborate masterpiece.
The beautiful tableware made by an Oita ceramic artist adds to the meal’s flavor and atmosphere.
Seating options to suit any occasion
The open main dining room is lavishly decorated with Oita’s natural materials, and there is also counter seating in the back where you can watch the cooking process up close. We also recommend their private rooms where you can enjoy your meal in a calm and private space for dinner and special occasions.
Gallery Zarai Oita
The Gallery Zarai Oita at the entrance displays Oita Prefecture’s finest products, including yuzu pepper, shiso sauce, dressing, and other seasonings, sweets, and tea, as well as Oshikada pottery and glass crafts.
The store is located on the third floor of Hulic Square Tokyo, which houses The Gate Hotel Tokyo. It is a one-minute walk from the hotel via the elevator in the building, or a one-minute walk from Exit C1 of Tokyo Metro Ginza Station if you are coming by train.
Spend quality time in Ginza, enjoying and thinking about what Oita has to offer.
- Name: Zarai Oita
- Address: Hulic Square Tokyo 3F, 2-2-3 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
- TEL: 03-6264-6650
- URL: https://zarai.jp/
- Business hours : Lunch 11:30 – 14:00 (L.O. 13:30),
Dinner 17:00 – 22:00 (L.O. 21:30),
Gallery (sales) 11:30 – 22:00
- Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, First Saturday of the month, Year-end and New Year’s holidays, Bon Festival
*Please contact the restaurant directly for the latest information on business hours, holidays, etc…