Do not be misled by the name. The only connection with Carnival in New Orleans is the music that Wachi has chosen for his sound system. His food instead draws on a medley of Mediterranean influences, principally French, but with major nods to the cuisines of Spain, Italy and even North Africa.
Mardi Gras: Ample reason to celebrate
Name (J) マルディ・グラ
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Chef Touru Wachi's hearty lamb tagine and Tuscan fried potatoes
It's a bit drafty close to the door.
Drinks Beer ¥700; aperitifs from ¥700; wine ¥1,000/glass, from ¥4,500/bottle; grappa from ¥900
Number of seats 32
BGM Mardi Gras Indians, Dr. John, good-times-roll honky-tonk
Smoking No smoking
Nodaya Bldg. B1F, 8-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
東京都中央区銀座8-6-19 野田屋ビル B1F
Daily 6-11 p.m.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport Leave Shinbashi subway station by Exit No. 3, cross the road, turn right and walk to the first traffic light. Turn left and continue under the expressway overpass and past Mitsui Urban Hotel. You will find the stairs down to Mardi Gras half a block down on the right side, just after the Otako oden restaurant (look for the red chochin lantern).