With its dramatic setting and innovative cuisine, you'd expect this restaurant to be much more expensive than it is. After the elevator delivers you to the 15th floor, you might be tempted to stop or come back later for a drink at the tear-shaped bar, where the view takes in the shimmering lights of Shibuya. Then you'll make your entrance down the short flight of steps to the sunken restaurant below, bathed in the warm glow of lanterns hanging from the ceiling and candles on each table, which are spaced widely enough to make this an intimate romantic splurge. The open kitchen turns out steaks, a daily fish, grilled pork with apple chutney and balsamic sauce, and a few choices in pasta and pizza, but the knowledgeable staff is happy to make recommendations. The wine list travels the world with bottles in all price ranges, but there's also plenty of the bubbly stuff to help celebrate the occasion. You can also come on weekends for lunch, with the cheapest set meal featuring pasta.
E-Space Tower, 15th floor, 3-6 Maruyama-cho
Our Rating Neighborhood Shibuya Hours Mon–Fri 11:30am–2pm, daily 5:30–10:30pm (last order) Transportation Station: Shibuya (Hachiko exit, 8 min.) Phone 03/5784-2121 Prices Main dishes ¥2,200–¥4,200, set dinners ¥5,800–¥7,800, set lunches ¥1,200–¥3,500 Cuisine Type Italian/Fusion Web site Legato