Tsuki no Sabaku – Experience the Food Culture of the Desert in a Mysterious Space
Into the Room for Comforting Tourists in Tokyo
The Arabic restaurant Tsuki no Sabaku offers a moment of comfort in Tokyo as a desert oasis helps soothe the tired body of travelers. The restaurant cooks an authentic cuisine from the Middle East using the Arabic and Japanese ingredients, making itself a one-of-a-kind in its own genre. The interior stimulates your imagination to think of tents in the desert of the Arabic culture, and makes you forget that it is located in Japan. The food here is naturally halal.
Chickpeas and Lambs in Tsuki no Sabaku style
The restaurant offers a new main plate of the course on a weekly basis. Today’s main was the lamb spare ribs with pasted chickpeas. Compared to the standard pasted chickpeas, the restaurant makes it mild with less salt so small kids can eat it as well. The lamb is so tender that you don’t need to use knives to cut, and its rich taste goes very well with rice.
The Cheese with the Longest History in the World
A giant sphere that looks like a bulk of salt is actually said to be the oldest cheese in the world called Jameed. This crisp-dry hard cheese can be store in the atmosphere above 50 degrees Celsius. It is made from sheep milk and salt and formed into this shape with rock salt after fermentation, and was the source of nutrient for inhabitants of the desert since 3000 B.C. The restaurant imports the cheese from Mongolia.
A Comfort Space for Travelers
Machiko Tanaka is the staff member who was put in charge of making the interior look like an Arabic-themed tearoom. At the corner of the room, there is also a kotatsu, the Japanese style table heater with quilt on top. “It’s because I like kotatsu,” explains Tanaka. The Arab taste room can be booked for holding photo shooting sessions or seminars.
Relaxing Space for Mothers
The Arabic Tea Room is a space where babies can be put on the floor to sleep, making it a perfect place for lunch with babies for mothers. It is equipped with toys, baby blankets, sheets for switching diapers, while baby baggies can be stored inside the restaurant. The restaurant also offers lunch plates for kids, and the hot water is available free for the baby formula.
Tsuki no Sabaku
- Halal Certificate –
- Halal Meat ◯
- No Pork ◯
- Halal Seasoning ◯
- Halal Meal ◯
- Vegetarian Meal ◯
- Muslim Owner –
- Muslim Chef –
- Halal Storage –
- Halal Kitchen/Cutler –
- Player Space –
2F, 2-15-15 Kami Ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Google Maps
Phone: 070 6970 2946
Open: 11:00-15:00 (reservation only), 18:00-24:00