Dine Out for Japan: Restaurants Supporting Relief Efforts

by Emily Bell with Francoise Villeneuve
April 2011

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Worldwide

WHERE: Nobu & Matsuhisa Restaurants worldwide
All Nobu and Matsuhisa Restaurants worldwide will donate a portion of the proceeds from a special omakase menu to a relief organization.
www.noburestaurants.com


California

Los Angeles
WHERE: Takami
Takami Sushi restaurant in Los Angeles is currently donating 100% of its proceeds to relief efforts in Japan.
www.takamisushi.com 

San Francisco
WHERE: Anzu
WHEN: Through May
Anzu is donating a portion of all sales to the American Red Cross’s Japan relief efforts.
www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=4&pid=513
www.restaurantanzu.com

Colorado

Denver
WHERE: Japon
WHEN: Through May
Japon restaurant owner Miki Hashimoto will be physically taking donations to Japan, from the Denver restaurant, in mid to late May. Miki will also transport a board with messages of encouragement and consolation written by Japon patrons for victims of the disaster. So far they have raised nearly $4000.
www.japonsushi.com

District of Columbia

Washington
WHERE: The Heights, Logan Tavern, grillfish, and Commissary DC
WHEN: Through the end of April
Eat Well DC will donate $1 to the Red Cross for each of its Facebook fans. Buy a bottle of wine in any of the Eat Well DC restaurants, and they will donate $2 to the Red Cross.
www.eatwelldc.com/promos.lasso
www.theheightsdc.com
www.logantavern.com
www.grillfishdc.com
www.commissarydc.com

WHERE: Quill at The Jefferson Hotel
Half of the proceeds of all Hanami Hibiscus Cherry martinis ordered at Quill are being donated to the Red Cross.
www.jeffersondc.com/restaurant-dining/index.cfm
www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/18822.html

Illinois

Chicago
WHERE: Ai Japanese Restaurant and Lounge
WHEN: Through the end of April
Ai will donate all proceeds from dessert sales to the Japanese Red Cross.
www.opentable.com/ai-japanese-restaurant-and-lounge?ref=8989&scpref=95
www.aichicago.us

Massachusetts

Boston
WHERE: Clio and Uni
WHEN: April 17, 7pm
StarChefs.com advisory board member Chef Ken Oringer will host a fundraiser at Clio and Uni with Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Michael Schlow of Radius and Via Matta, Tony Maws of Craigie on Main, 2009 Boston Rising Star Chef Jamie Bissonette [LINK] of Coppa and Chris Gould of Uni. Funds will go to the relief efforts in Japan.
www.cliorestaurant.com

New York

New York City
WHERE:
The Harvard Club
WHEN:  May 18, 6:30pm to 9pm
Chef Masaharu Morimoto is hosting a dine-around tasting with more than 10 celebrated chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Ken Oringer, François Payard, and Jose Garces. 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales and a luxury live auction will go to the Japan Society.
www.chefscookforjapan.com

New York City
WHERE: Hearth and Terroir
Hearth will donate all proceeds from the sale of its original Yoshiyuki Nonaka cocktail (named for a line cook at Hearth) to Doctors Without Borders’ relief efforts in Japan. Terroir will donate proceeds from the sale of its Yoshi Fried Chicken, a.k.a. YFC, to the same organization.
www.restauranthearth.com/
www.restauranthearth.com/terrior/terroir.html

Wisconsin

Milwaukee
WHERE: Izumi’s
Izumi’s is collecting donations to the Red Cross to support relief efforts in Japan. Alternatively, you can add a donation when you pay your bill.
www.izumis.com
www.620wtmj.com/news/local/117998444.html