Äta, a Daikanyama Dining Experience

13 03 2014

The French bistro situated in Daikanyama, a short walking distance from my office but quite inconveniently located from any train/subway station, was very busy this past Tuesday, that I was quite surprised.  Are we really seeing signs of Abenomics?  I guess it was due to the food they serve though which was excellent.

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A tuna head on display!

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6 responses

14 03 2014
Susanne A

Äta is a Swedish word for Eat 🙂 Looks like a restaurant with fun decor and nice food.

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14 03 2014
Ayako Mathies

I didn’t know that! Thanks for the info. Their furniture, esp the chairs, looked rather Scandinavian. They also had miniature ships on the counter (apart from the zoo) that may have alluded to the Scandinavian tradition of being at sea. But the cuisine was supposed to be French based although the dish next to the Burgundy wine was more of a fusion dish using very Japanese ingredients that I have never seen served elsewhere.

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15 03 2014
Susanne A

Well in their little zoo they did have a couple of elks too, and that’s very Swedish to me 🙂 or at least North European. It’s fun when restaurants mix so that one can make new food discoveries like that.

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15 03 2014
Ayako Mathies

Right, and I would have said reindeer which to me implies Finnish. Are they a same animal??!!

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15 03 2014
Susanne A

Elks are a lot larger than a reindeer and prefer living in the forest. And in Alaska they have Mooses witch are apparently Very large version of an elk. The reindeers often live up north of Sweden, Finland and Norway ( and probably some other countries like Russia) in more sparse environment and mountain landscape.

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16 03 2014
Ayako Mathies

That’s very informative. Thank you!!

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