Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Kitchen Grasso (キッチン グラッソ): A Teishoku Restaurant near Waseda University South Gate

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Kitchen Grasso: Where Teishoku Meets Student Culture & Karaage Delights!

[The restaurant’s operational period extends from April to July and then from September to December.]

Kitchen Grasso, a teishoku dining, opened in 2006 and has become a popular establishment around Waseda University. Its parent company, a travel agency, primarily operates hotels and pensions in Niigata Prefecture’s Naeba area. To attract students, they established a storefront near Waseda University on the first floor of an office, functioning as an antenna shop. The restaurant’s origin is linked to providing meals to students attending office meetings.

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The menu focuses on karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken) teishoku, offering unlimited refills of karaage along with rice and miso soup. Customers can choose from three seasonings: original sauce, savory salt glaze, or Sichuan-style. Future plans include introducing new karaage flavors. They use locally sourced Koshihikari rice from the Minami Uonuma region in Niigata Prefecture and cook it as needed based on customer demand.

The restaurant is considered a representation of Japanese student and culinary culture, serving as a gathering place for students to interact and engage in activities while providing affordable and delectable teishoku, appealing to a diverse audience. The incorporation of traditional Japanese seasonings and ingredients, along with foreign flavors like Sichuan style, also showcases Japan’s diversity and adaptability.

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  • Name: Kitchen Grasso
  • Address: 1-101 Totsukamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)80-9340-2013
  • Hours: 11:00 – 14:00 
  • Closed On: Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
  • Number of Seats: 25
  • Budget: – JPY1,000
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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