cuisine kanda


our new restaurant

“Hello, this is Kanda”

Ever since I was a child, whenever the phone rang in 
my parent's house and 
restaurant, my mother would cheerfully 
She never used business-speak such as "thank you 
for your continued patronage”.

Since we only had one phone at our house that was also 
a restaurant, 
the person on the other end could be a customer, 
a relative, or a friend. 
I think because of this, 
it became natural for them to answer the phone like that.

Kanda was both the name of the restaurant 
and the name of my family.

After 18 years in Motoazabu, Kanda has moved to Toranomon,
but it is still our home.

We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant. owner chef Hiroyuki Kanda

designing the restaurant

In designing the new restaurant for the long-standing 
establishment that 
holds a 3-star Michelin rating for 15 
consecutive years, 
every detail was carefully considered. 
The interior was designed to provide 
ample space for serving 
customers without increasing the number of seats 
the existing 9 counter seats and 1 private room.
The design also called for an open-air garden, an entry foyer, 
a waiting room, 
as well as a separate entrance for the private 
A logical flow plan was created for the cooking space 
behind the counter.

Quality Kasuga cedar was used for the counter, and a rhombic 
hailing from the Shosoin Repository was used 
for the alcove post behind 
where the owner stands. 
Diffused lighting was selected above the counter 
to highlight 
the food as well as the owner himself. 
Reclaimed wood from 
a well was placed in the open-air garden, 
the impression that an ancient well once existed there.

The long, narrow garden with the Inari shrine atop a bed of 
moss is surrounded 
on three sides by a cedar bark fence, 
creating a serene space in the city. 
All the furniture was 
custom-made, including the counter stools made from
bamboo with an iron core― 
an allusion to the works of Isoya Yoshida.

To create harmony with this space, all the artworks hanging 
on the walls 
are Sugimoto's works. In particular, the cypress 
framed “Kegon Waterfall” 
hanging at the entrance fills 
the space with a taut atmosphere that 
flows to the Inari 
shrine and continues to the old well. architect Hiroshi Sugimoto

information information

Toranomon Hills Residential Tower 1F
1-1-1 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo

opening hours.
open : mon-sat 17:00~23:00(l.o. 20:30)
closed : sun, holidays
seats : 9 counter seats
(1 private room)

access by subway
2 min. walk from Exit A1 of Toranomon Hills Station
on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

6 min. walk from Exit 2b of Toranomon Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

by car or taxi
The street in front of KANDA is a one-way street.
Please follow the direction of the blue arrow on the map below.

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