Tom Roseveare

Kuzushi Kappo Onikai

Intimate izakaya dining in Naka-meguro

Tom Roseveare
Tom Roseveare   - 3 min read

Kuzushi Kappo Onikai provides an intimate, Japanese izakaya-style setting over in Tokyo's Naka-Meguro area

Opened in August 2018, Onikai—literally 'second floor'—occupies the same premises as the lunch-only Tempura Miyashiro downstairs and focuses on a menu containing fresh fish and seasonal vegetables, paired with a sake selection, in a modern Japanese designed interior.

Counter seating
Counter seating

The main counter seating allows guests to observe preparation right before their eyes (with the downstairs kitchen also used), with terrace seating for two also providing a unique view of Nakameguro's quaint streets at night.

Though the menu is seasonal, we tried a range of dishes which can provide a glimpse of the flavours you can expect:

Prawn tempura sandwich (¥680)
Prawn tempura sandwich (¥680)
Black cod with miso (¥1,200)
Black cod with miso (¥1,200)
Awabi sashimi (¥1,600-¥2,500)
Awabi sashimi (¥1,600-¥2,500)

The entrance is tiny and partially concealed by a street sign, so you may not stumble in here accidentally, with advanced booking recommended.

Kuzushi Kappo Onikai exterior
Kuzushi Kappo Onikai exterior

Getting there

Kuzushi Kappo Onikai is 5 minutes' walk south of Naka-Meguro Station (Hibiya line, Tokyu-Toyoko Line).

Tom Roseveare

Tom Roseveare @tom.roseveare

Creative Director at Japan Travel, based in Tokyo.