Owner-chef Toshiyuki Ibayashi lived for over a year in Jamaica, and he has re-created the easygoing ambience and robust cooking of the roadside eateries found across the island. He's also brought back with him a dynamite recipe for jerk chicken, the spicy barbecue that has become Jamaica's de facto national dish.
Aalawi: Found: Tokyo’s little Jamaica
Name (J) アラウィ
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥1,000 - ¥3,000
Unpretentious, casual, friendly, satisfying
Too bad there's no deck (or beach) outside
Drinks Beer from ¥580 (Red Stripe ¥780); rum ¥380/shot; cocktails ¥550; wine ¥450/glass; shochu ¥500/shot
Number of seats 22 (including six at the counter)
BGM What do you expect,? It's reggae of course.
Smoking No smoking
1-26-13 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Sunday & holidays 11 a.m.-9 p.m.)
Transport From Ebisu Station's East Exit, take the escalator down to street level, walk straight ahead and cross the main street. Take the street to your right, and Aalawi is on the left after about five minutes.