Ristorante Massa – Tokyo

Pictured above: our daughter, Akiko Grace Marshal on the shoulder of Chef Masahiko Kobe at Ristorante Massa, Tokyo

1-23-22 Ebisu
Tokyo, Japan
Tel. (81) 03-5793-3175
Nearest Station: Ebisu
Website: http://www.massa-ebisu.com (Japanese)
Opening Hours: 11:30am to 3:00pm (last order 1:30) and 6:00pm to 11:00pm (last order 9:30), closed Wednesdays and the first Tuesday of each month
Credit Cards: Yes
Prices: Moderate-Expensive

Italian Iron Chef Masahiko Kobe,  also known as “The Italian Iron Chef”, opened his restaurant Massa in the year 2000 and due to his celebrity status it was an instant success. The menu at Massa changes daily and lunch is very popular, due to the small size of the restaurant booking is advisable. He was known as the “Prince of Pasta” when he was on TV and it is not a shock that his menu specializes in pasta.

He is one of Japan’s top chefs and by the age of 27 he had risen to be one of the top chefs at three-star Michelin Enoteca Pinchiorri, in Florence, Italy before being taken by the producer of “Iron Chef”.

The wine list is 100 percent Italian and has a good selection from most regions of the country.
There are two choices for dinner: the 6,000 course, and the 8,000 course. Both are among Tokyo’s greatest culinary bargains. Booking is essential: the ten tables are always full.

We were given an introduction to him by our friend, Chef Angelo Rottoli, Beccofino Restaurant, Bangkok, who was his roommate and they also worked together at Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence.

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