Chano-ma in Nakameguro was the first restaurant styled like a “living room” to open in Tokyo in 2001. The white interior with raised, platform seating made patrons feel comfortable enough to take off their shoes and enjoy their Japanese home-style meal. It was so popular they opened another Chano-ma in Daikanyama which soon became Chano-“mama” a popular lunch spot for moms and their babies.
My daughter and I arrived right before opening 11:30am (there was already a short line to get in). The place was full by noon. We went with the basic lunch set; rice, miso soup & pickles, and selected three side items from the eleven choices given. She and I enjoyed our Japanese home-style meal in the back corner with a beautiful view of the Meguro River. I can imagine this restaurant being fully booked in Spring for hanami (Cherry Blossom views).
Chano-ma, Nakameguro Details
Address: 1-22-4 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo Nakameguro Kangyo Building 6F（東京都目黒区上目黒1-22-4中目黒勧業ビル ６Ｆ）
Hours: Weekdays 11:30-26:00; Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays 11:30-28:00; Lunch 11:30〜16:00
Access: 1 min walk from Nakameguro Station
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