- Lunch sets: ¥1,500 (+ ¥300 for drink of choice), Drinks: from ¥500
- 3 Chome-38-20 Shoan, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 3 minutes from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station, South Exit
- 03-5941-8664 (Japanese only)
- 11:00am - 7:00pm (Lunch 11:00am - 2:30pm, Café & Sweets 11:00am - 6:00pm), Closed Tuesdays
- http://re-gendo.jp/ (external link)
- Staff Speak Japanese only.
Mountain Aesthetics and Warmth in Nishi-Ogikubo
With roots in the mountains of Shimane prefecture, time spent at Re:gendo feels like a miniature escape from Tokyo’s hustle and bustle. The restaurant, located just two minutes from Nishi-Ogikubo’s south exit, opened in 2011 in a renovated Japanese house under the same concept of the original project in Shimane – a space to enjoy, experience, and pass on the beauty of traditional Japanese culture and food.
The menu at Re:gendo is centered on “te no hira ryouri” or handmade food. The daily lunch menu has two choices. The first, “musubi zen,” includes a main dish of fish or meat, three vegetable sides, homemade pickles, miso soup, and two rice balls. The second option is “nigiri zen,” which includes five vegetable nigiri sushi, three vegetable sides, homemade pickles, and miso soup. The musubi zen main dish of either fish or meat changes every two weeks and the vegetable side menu of both set meals changes to reflect the seasons every month. Re:gendo also has a café and sweets menu that is available all day and ranges from homemade pound cake to more traditional Japanese sweets.
Great care is taken at Re:gendo to provide delicious food from the best sources, often purchased locally in Nishi-Ogikubo or in the birthplace of Re:gendo, Shimane. The rice that is the foundation of both the “musubi” and “nigiri” set meals is specially grown in Shimane prefecture. The soft tofu served alongside the set meals is purchased from a traditional tofu maker only blocks away in Nishi-Ogikubo.
In addition to the beautiful atmosphere and food, Re:gendo curates a small selection of gourmet Japanese food items perfect for gifts or personal souvenirs. On the second floor, the recently opened Suhada to Kurashi by MeDu has a collection of natural skincare products available, provides skin diagnosis and skincare counseling services (reservation required), and free hand massages.
Re:gendo hosts a variety of workshops throughout the year to pass on traditional crafts and cooking techniques taught by experienced craftsmen. Information about upcoming workshops can be found on their homepage.
[updated December 2018]