Catalan jewelry designer Mañuel Benito used to rent a bar in Aoyama on Saturday nights and cook for his friends, just for the fun of it. Word got around: eventually there wasn't room in the bar to lift a fork. Inspired by this success, Benito opened this Spanish restaurant. The highlight of every evening is still the moment when the chef, in his bright red cap, shouts out "Gohan desu yo!"—the Japanese equivalent of "Soup's on!"—and dishes out his bubbling-hot paella. Don't miss the empanadas or the escalivada (Spanish ratatouille with red peppers, onions, and eggplant).
2F Genteel Shirokanedai Bldg., 5–3–2 Shirokanedai, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 108-0071, Japan