German founders Markus, Marc and Christopher started their business as a food truck at Aoyama’s Farmer’s Market, then opened a stall at 246 Common before officially launching their first restaurant, Schmatz. Who knew the demand for hearty German cuisine was so strong in Tokyo. Pop by their Akasaka beerhaus for signature dishes including a variety of nine sausages, produced by a Japanese butcher who trained in Germany. Or opt for extra large schnitzel served with cranberry and apple sauce. Pair all of it with one of eight German draft beers, three of which (Bergbaum, Hafenstoff, Edelweiss) they produce locally with a craft beer brewer. All their beers are brewed under the German Beer Purity Law. And definitely don’t leave without trying the spaghetti ice cream.
Address: 3-19-8 Akasaka, Minato-ku