Sala of Tokyo
Sala of Tokyo’s atmospheric, wood panelled dining room is a slice of pure Japan in the most unlikely venue, a rather unprepossessing 19th century building in Kreis 5.
Learning at the feet of her mother and grandmother, cooking was in chef Sala Ruch-Fukuoka’s DNA long before she and her husband, Ernst, set up Sala of Tokyo in 1981.
Sourcing the freshest ingredients possible, many direct from Japan, the restaurant serves up excellent Japanese fare. Diners at the bar get a front seat view of the day’s ingredients – salmon, tuna, kingfish, octopus, shrimp and more – before they are expertly sliced and diced by Sala and her team. In addition to traditional sushi and sashimi, Sala’s specials include perfectly cooked wagyu beef, yakimono from the charcoal grill and crispy tempura.
The best tables are in the front dining room, so request a seat here when making a reservation. Located a mere amble from the Hauptbahnhof, Design Museum and Landesmusem, Sala of Tokyo draws in a steady stream of locals and international visitors.