What happens when you pair one of Yokohama’s best restaurateurs with a successful wine retailer? Runaway success. That’s going to be the story on the new Tomei’s by Green.
Tomei’s and Green have been running their businesses for roughly eight years now. Tomei’s is a wine import and retail shop specializing in California wine. Green is a fantastic world fusion grill that now has three branches. Recently, Tomei’s founder Michael Scott decided to focus on the import side and handed over the retail shop to Green owner Katsuchi Yosuke. The result is an intimate, slightly upscale Green with great wine selection.
One menu focus is flatbread pizza (¥1400~). With typical Green creativity, the selections include a barbecue brisket variety, as well as smoked salmon and cream cheese. Green is also known for its grilled meat. The Duck Leg Confit (¥1800) was juicy delicious, though guests with a bigger appetite will want the U.S. Black Angus Strip Loin Steak (¥2650). As a twist on a classic American standard, they serve a Crab Meat Macaroni & Cheese (¥1950). Lighter fare includes several salads (¥1100~) and a selection of tapas (¥500~).
For wine by the glass, there are ten or so varieties starting from a reasonable ¥700. Bottles start from the ¥3000 range and run to over ¥10,000. The focus is California wines, of course, but there are selections from other countries, too, as Scott has expanded his imports. Teetotalers will find a good selection of juices and other drinks (¥600), while non-wine drinkers will find a dozen kinds of other alcoholic selections.
The interior has changed little, with a bar able to seat ten or so people, and several tables for groups of four or less. This is definitely a great place to hold a party or special event, given its attractive interior and intimacy.
4-167-4 Motomachi Naka-ku Yokohama Kanagawa 045-212-5446