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When the master of shadows meets Japanese street food, you end up with Sanjo, the beautifully delicious restaurant from chef/stylist Hori Kaito! With its raw, minimalist décor, exposed stone walls and big bay windows all lit with bubble lamps that resemble little moons, from inside the white-tiled open kitchen Ryoun Komatsu (ex-Okuda) and Takamasa Hayatsu (an expert in ramen) work away in silence. On the tip of our chopsticks, there were izakaya classics as stylish as a Yamamoto fashion show: gyoza (steamed pork dumplings) that are as light as a feather duvet; crispy karaage chicken; sublime eggplant in their (little) black dresses with a miso sauce… But the real house stars are the comforting ramen, prepared as a Shirunashi (spicy ground pork, a soft-boiled egg and a spicy sesame sauce) or a Sanjo (rich pork and chicken broth, a soft-boiled egg, nori, black mushrooms, spicy bamboo and braised pork loin), made to be slurped down to the last drop. The last act in this Noh opera: deliciously tangy frozen yogurt or a rich chocolate terrine. // C.C.
FEELING THIRSTY? There are a few well-sourced wines like the organic Saint Pourçain Terre de Roa 2018 (€7 a glass), or keep things local with a Coedo, a sweet potato-based Japanese beer (€7 for 330 ml) or Dassai sake (€10 for 80 ml).
PRICE: Ramen €12-22. Lunch menus €19-24. À la carte €26-39.