Re:Dine, Ginza: Multiple Chefs Put Their Best To The Test Under One Shared Roof

If you happen to spend all your money shopping around Ginza — one of the most expensive areas in Tokyo — it’s nice to know that you can still have a course meal for less than the high average going rate — especially when there’s also a fun concept involved. We came to know of the recent opening of re:Dine and didn’t wait too long before setting up a casual late lunch visit. Here’s what we found out about the place!

It has a very unique concept

Known for its glitzy, glamorous, mega designer shops and seriously impressive architecture, Ginza is also famous for being home to countless Michelin star restaurants, but re:Dine’s addition to this side of town is more than welcome as it offers contemporary cuisine at more affordable prices — and a place for different chefs to get in the spotlight!

The restaurant, which opened in January, is based on a new concept that offers a coworking space for professional chefs, each specializing in different style cuisine. Customers can vote for their favorite chefs and dishes of the day, based on which chef rankings are calculated and the most popular one eventually “graduates” from re:Dine with the confidence that their cuisine is worth opening a brand new restaurant somewhere else!

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Navigating the menu at re:Dine can feel a little confusing, but the idea here is to create a “choose-your-own-adventure” course meal by selecting an appetizer, a main, and whatever else you have room for based on four abbreviated menus from four different chefs. There is also an extensive coffee program from Coffee Mafia and soft cream desserts from Coisof.

It feels like Chef’s Table: The …continue reading