CICADA's first restaurant was established in Minami-Azabu in 1993. It was then relocated to the current venue near the Omotesando Station in 2012. It is housed in a 50-year old mansion with a large garden and swimming pool built by a famous Japanese architect, Yoshinobu Ashihara.
The resort-like restaurant gives out a colonial European ambiance rooted in local communities. The choice of furniture and interior will make you feel as if you are on holiday near the Mediterranean Ocean.
CICADA's cuisines consist of dishes representative of the cuisine of the Mediterranean countries. You'll find on the menu everything from hummus and Lebanese mezze to tagines (beef, lamb or fish) from Morocco, and other Mediterranean delicacies. CICADA also has a vegetarian menu. Also, do not worry about not being able to finish the meal yourself as the dishes are all shareable.
A lunch course is available which consists of a tapas or mezze, a seafood or meat dish or the weekly lunch, a drink, and a dessert or cheese. This lunch course is 3,800 yen per person. Pan-roasted scallops with farro and maitake risotto are popular entrees. Other lunch options cost about 2,000 yen per person.
Dinner has an additional menu that is different from lunch. You can order ham and salumi, cheese plates, and more varieties of entrees. Spicy Harissa marinated and roasted half chicken are popular entrees. They cost 2,400 yen.
CICADA offers mouth-watering desserts, cheese, and drinks after meals that are between 500-950 yen. Also, there is a bar that serves a wide range of drinks from wine to limoncello to cognac.
CICADA's family style menu for parties has 3 courses; 4,000 yen/person, 5,000 yen/person, and 6,000 yen/person. A separate course is available for 7,000 yen. Please make the reservation before hand.
Access & Info
CICADA is a barrier free restaurant and non-smoking establishment. But, there is a smoking room available in the restaurant. If you have children under 6 years old, the establishment will require that you dine in a private room. (Room Charge: Weekday Lunch ￥3,000, Weekend Lunch ￥5,000, Dinner ￥10,000). It is advisable to make a reservation to avoid waiting and have a pleasant experience with CICADA.
By train: A minute walk from Omotesando station.
By car: There is a parking lot nearby the restaurant.
TYSONS & COMPANY is the corporation that manages this restaurant. They claim to provide a warm atmosphere with various concepts and dining spaces that are personalized to cater the locals' lifestyle. A brewery restaurant, T.Y. HARBOR BREWERY was first established in Tennoz (Tennozu). The company is now expanding by opening other restaurants and services in the center of Tokyo. TYSONS & COMPANY values the precious time spent with special people binding food with memories. "the people." is their motto.
Interested in trying other restaurants by TYSONS & COMPANYS? Here are some other restaurants managed by the group.