Kurkku Kitchen is part of Tokyo's budding green scene. Located in a modern, two-story glass and wood, architect-designed building with a turf roof, the restaurant focuses on organic produce and meat prepared with a French flair (although the restaurant's name is Finnish for a type of pickle). The focal point of the dining room — outfitted with light wood furniture and subtle lighting — is the charcoal-fired grill where chefs prepare vegetable and meat dishes in front of counter-seated guests. A good selection of organic wines is available, along with healthy beverages such as pomegranate juice.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.