While Tokyo’s latest seafood restaurant Xiringuito Escribà is not quite located in a Spanish seaside paradise, eating there will make you feel as if you truly were. Coupled with the launch of the Shibuya Stream building in September, the Catalonian seafood hut has opened its latest chapter in the heart of Tokyo’s busiest district. This restaurant may have a challenging name to pronounce, their premise is simple: to make great food.
Modeled after a portside bar in San Sebastian, in Spain’s northern Basque region, The Rigoletto Ocean Club is tucked away in Tsuruya-cho behind the Yokohama More’s Building and away from the ubiquitous ¥300 yakitori and beer joints that litter the area. If you were never to turn right immediately after crossing the bridge, you woudn’t find this open, stylish bar-restaurant, abuzz in the evenings with an eclectic mix of fashionable professionals sipping after-work drinks and feasting on seafood dishes and brick-oven pizza.