Salsa Street and Caribbean eating in Tokyo

As the weather heats up in the city, what better way is there to celebrate the summer stream than with Salsa Street, the Caribbean and Latin American festival in Yoyogi park in June 20 and 21, 2015. There will be food and drinks – tacos, cerveza, rum – from all over the region, as well as handicrafts and trinkets which add a little Latin spice to your home.

However, if you are unable to make it to the Shibuya park that weekend but still have a hankering for some Latin ‘comida’, why not check out of there great restaurants.


While there is some question as to whether Jamaica “counts” as Latin American, it is definitely in the neighborhood and this is a fantastic restaurant so we are going for it!

Owner and chef Toshiyuki Ibayashi of Aalawi(named after a patios phrase meaning ‘all of us’) spent a year knocking around Jamaica eating from the street stalls.

Having found his muse, he returned to Tokyo with a love for the island food and an amazing recipe for charcoal grilled jerk chicken. The restaurant itself is as unpretentious and laidback as you would expect for Jamaica, with a little bit of muralisation and Irie FM to let you know where you are. If sill in any doubt, you would be quickly reminded by the steady supply of Red Stripe beer, rice and peas, ackee, and salt fish.

Where: 1-26-13 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00-10:00pm
Tel: 03-5793-5027

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Salsa Street and Caribbean eating in Tokyo

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