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Location
Cuisine
Chinese
Average cost
Lunch: ¥5,000 - ¥10,000
Dinner: ¥5,000 - ¥10,000
Chef Takashima Yasuhiro’s Michelin-recognized restaurant serves up beloved Chinese staples in his home neighborhood of Yoyogi-Uehara
Bib Gourmand:
Good quality, good value cooking

Restaurant Details

REI takes its name from the Japanese word “reimeiki”, meaning “beginning”. It’s fitting given that it is owner-chef Takashima Yasuhiro’s first independent venture, after having trained extensively at renowned Chinese restaurants Nanen in the Keio Plaza Hotel and Setagaya Ward’s famed Fuan Long Yuen, and later at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s China Room. The restaurant is a culmination of all this experience and a burning desire to start a Chinese eatery in his neighborhood of Yoyogi-Uehara, where he has lived for over 15 years. Yoyogi-Uehara is known for being an area with a dense concentration of high-quality restaurants, and so Chef Takashima modestly attributes REI’s success primarily to timing: opening during a period when there were fewer eateries opening in Tokyo. But a single bite instantly confirms that he is not giving himself enough credit. Timing alone cannot earn a restaurant a Michelin Bib Gourmand within two years, after all. While a staple of most Sichuan restaurants in Tokyo, the REI-style yodare-dori chicken takes a bold step out of the ordinary, making use of Thai seasoning for a more complex and pleasantly surprising flavor profile. Chef Takashima makes similar adjustments to familiar favorites like pan-fried dumplings and shrimp with mayonnaise to great effect. Interestingly, a large proportion of REI’s visitors are solo diners, drawn by the restaurant’s half-portion offerings — meaning that there’s an opportunity to order a greater variety of dishes. Nonetheless, with REI’s extensive menu, diners never fail to be spoilt for choice. Michelin Guide: 2022 - Bib Gourmand

Rei Access Info

REI is located a 5-minute walk from all of the following stations: the North Exit of Yoyogi-Uehara Station, North Exit 2 of Yoyogi-Hachiman Station, or Exit 1 of Yoyogi-koen Station.

Rei Phone Number

03-6416-8803

Rei Business Days

Sunday
Closed
Monday
11:30 AM
02:00 PM
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06:00 PM
09:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM
02:00 PM
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06:00 PM
09:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM
02:00 PM
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06:00 PM
09:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM
02:00 PM
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06:00 PM
09:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM
02:00 PM
-
06:00 PM
09:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM
02:00 PM
-
06:00 PM
09:00 PM

Rei Address

Seki Building, 10-8 Motoyoyogicho, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 151-0062

Rei Cancellation Policy

Cancel your reservation at least 2 days before the dining start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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