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Fresh truffle pasta and red wine | Courtesy of OUT
Fresh truffle pasta and red wine | Courtesy of OUT
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Less is More at This New Concept Restaurant in Tokyo

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Tokyo Writer
Updated: 22 June 2017
“One dish. One wine. One artist” is the intriguing concept behind this new eatery in Shibuya. We find out more about the latest dining experience to hit Tokyo.

The concept

OUT serves just one dish: truffle pasta, made fresh daily in-house. The truffles are sourced from around the world wherever they happen to be in season, in order to ensure the highest quality. One wine: a red wine selected from the same region as the truffles for an ideal pairing. And the artist? That would be Led Zeppelin, the classic English rock band, and the only musicians on the roster so far.

Fresh truffle pasta and red wine | Courtesy of OUT
Fresh truffle pasta | Courtesy of OUT

The menu is straightforward enough, simplifying fine dining and making the luxurious dish more approachable to the uninitiated. OUT has nevertheless found a way to make ordering even easier by the use of a high-tech electronic ticketing machine. And the quaint 13-seater restaurant proves that even a single-dish menu can be customized: patrons can choose to order extra truffles, pasta or wine (or omit the wine altogether).

Interior | Courtesy of OUT

The partners

OUT is the brainchild of restaurateur David Mackintosh, CEO of Tantalus Media Tom Crago and Sarah Crago, whose resume includes consulting for a Michelin-starred restaurant in London. The three Aussies were inspired by their love of fine dining, from thoughtful food and wine pairings to the environment it’s enjoyed in.

According to Fashion Snap, the group believes the idea behind OUT is perfectly suited to Tokyo, a place where specialty shops and restaurants are highly valued. OUT knows that, here, being a master of their single dish will take them further than a mediocre six page menu ever could.

Exterior | Courtesy of OUT

OUT opens July 1st, 2017.

〒150-0002 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Shibuya, 2 Chome−7−14