I had walked past GYRE so many times in the past and never even bothered to go inside. It honestly never really piqued my curiosity. It wasn’t until I went down to the lower level to buy some tea from Lupicia that I realised there was a really nice looking, smoke free, organic restaurant/cafe there!
Cinagro (which is “organic” backwards) divides it’s day up into three main phases. Lunch is served between 11am and 3pm, it transforms into more of a cafe between 3pm and 6pm and then slowly transitions into a low lit restaurant until the last order at 9pm.
There is a rather big selection of food and drinks available throughout the day, which of course will vary depending on the time that you come. I was there for “Cafe Time” and was very pleased with the variety in cakes and drinks on offer with both tasting amazing and being presented beautifully. I ordered a cake and drink for around 1000 yen and was very happy with both the quality of the food and service.
There was a bit of confusion as to which items on the menu were organic as I was kind of lead to believe that all of it was organic but then realised this wasn’t the case when I noticed that some of the items were marked as “organic”, suggesting that those that weren’t were non-organic (though still good quality).
In addition to the lovely restaurant/cafe, Cinagro also offers a take out menu and sells a small selection of wines, coffee and teas.
If you find yourself in Cinagro, I highly recommend checking out the Kaldi’s Coffee Farm shop on the same floor which is a great place to buy imported food from America, Australia and other Western countries while you’re in Tokyo.
Station: Meiji-jingumae or Omotesando
Train Line: (Meiji-jingumae) Chiyoda and Fukutoshin Lines. (Omotesando) Hanzomon, Ginza and Chiyoda Lines.
Features: 100% Smoke Free, Organic Food and Drinks,
Menu Language: Japanese and English
Hours: 11am – 9pm
Address: 〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前 5-10-1 GYRE B1F
B1F GYRE, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya Ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Phone Number: 03 3400 4796
Website: www.cinagro.jp (Japanese)
Map: View on GoogleMaps
Directions: Cinagro Organic Dining is located within equal walking distance from both Meji-jingumae and Omotesando stations. If coming from Meiji-jingumae (which basically doubles as a second Harajuku Station), take Exit 4. Turn around and you’ll see a major intersection. Stay on the main road with the tree lined sides that you’re on and cross to the other side. Walk up this road which begins to go uphill. At the third street on your right you will see a complex called GYRE. Cinagro is down stairs on the B1 level.
If coming from Omotesando, use the A1 exit and walk downhill. The complex GYRE will be on the sixth corner on your left. Cinagro is downstairs.