Hg2 : The Hedonist


Hidden among the winding back lanes of Jingumae is an unexpected sight: a tomato red façade covered in abstract sculptures and technicolor graffiti. Welcome to Design Festa gallery. The eye-catching edifice is home to a hip rotation of young artists – and best of all lurking behind the building is a cosily relaxed restaurant Sakuratei.

Sunglasses-inducing, achingly bright graffiti-style art lines the walls while creative young locals sip glass after glass of ‘nama birru’ (draft beer). But a highlight is preparing your own dinner: the menu is filled with okonomiyaki – an Osaka specialty best described as a cross between a Japanese style omelette and pizza – which is cooked on a sizzling hot plate built into the table.

For the unacquainted, both menu and animation-style instructions are available in English. Highlights include the seven-topping Sakura-yaki brimming with pork, squid, shrimp and mushroom.

3-20-1 Jingumae,
+81 3 3479 0039
Opening Times
daily, 11.30am-11pm
Explore this venue in our app

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...


Follow Us