Fans of Rene Redzepi’s Noma will be happy to hear the news of a brand new opening in Japan, helmed by Noma protegee, chef Thomas Frebel.
It will open on 29 June (reservations opens). Inua will be the new 60 seater restaurant located in the Iidabashi area of Tokyo and run by the 34-year-old German-born chef in partnership with Noma chef René Redzepi. The menu is promised to be “innovative, accessible and ultimately, delicious just as Noma.”
Frebel spent almost 10 years of his life at Noma as the head of research and development but only decided to make the move after he fell in love with Japan during Noma’s residency at the Mandarin Oriental. He said, “When we left, I felt a sense of not being finished with my time in Japan.
Chef Frebel and his team are working very hard creating an “ever-changing menu that will reflect Japan’s seasons, rich culture and diversity of landscape as well as the techniques and influences from around the world.” This new venture is coming with Redzepi’s full endorsement and speaking of the young chef he describes him as “the most talented and hardworking chef”.
9F Fujimi Bldg. 2-13-12 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0071 Japan