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Rihga Royal opens new restaurant; Yona Yona Beer Kitchen on tap

Rihga Royal opens new restaurant

On Oct. 20, the Rihga Royal Hotel will open a new restaurant, the Ferio, on the first floor.

The hotel, in the capital’s Waseda area, will mark its 20th anniversary next May and the new restaurant is a part of the anniversary project.

The concept is “casual dining to offer a little treat to your daily life,” and the restaurant will offer authentic French as well as Italian dishes prepared by the hotel’s chef Osamu Akutsu.

On weekdays through Nov. 30 there will be a special opening fair and customers can enjoy a lunch plan, including lunch buffet and main dish or pasta, for ¥2,500 and a special dinner course for ¥3,500. Also, on weekends, a special buffet will be available for lunch and dinner. Prices include tax and service charge.

Many types of seating are available, including a private room, sofa seats and tables for big groups, making the restaurant the ideal venue for a variety of occasions.

The Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo is a 7-minute walk from Waseda Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or 10 minutes on the hotel’s shuttle bus from Takadanobaba Station. For more information or reservations, call 03-5285-1121 or visit www.rihga.com/tokyo.

Yona Yona Beer Kitchen on tap

A new beer restaurant featuring Japanese original beer, the Yona Yona Beer Kitchen, opened Thursday on the second floor of Tokyu Plaza Akasaka.

The restaurant serves more than 10 kinds of tap beers from one of the biggest Japanese craft beer breweries Yo-Ho Brewing Co., including Yona Yona Ale, its signature beer, Suiyoubi no Neko, Indo no Aooni and Tokyo Black.

The food menu is filled with dishes that are prepared using only domestic products, such as vegetables fresh from farms contracted with the restaurant and original sausages. And all the food perfectly matches the beers on tap.

There’s a beer tap counter at the center of the restaurant, and customers can take a break and enjoy their beer in the relaxing atmosphere provided by the wooden interiors.

Until Oct. 20, the restaurant is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. From Oct. 21, it will open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch and from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dinner. The lunch menu is available weekdays only.

The Yona Yona Beer Kitchen is a 1-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Akasakamitsuke Station (Sotobori-dori Exit.) For more information, call 03-5510-4789 or visit www.yonayonabeerkitchen.com.