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Dear friends, guests and colleagues,

A long lasting dream of mine has come to fruition:

Restaurant noma is moving to Japan for two months in the beginning of 2015.

Five years ago I was invited there by chef Murata of the acclaimed Kikunoi and I was awestruck by the richness of Japanese food culture. In some way since that first visit I’ve been secretly planning this temporary relocation.

Although our entire staff will move to Tokyo, we’ll leave our ingredients at home. Rather we’ll bring our mindset and sensibilities to the best of pristine winter produce from all over Japan.

The whole staff is exhilarated, like myself, by this opportunity and we believe that the wealth of knowledge from the journey will enrich our own restaurant and cooking when we return to Copenhagen.

UPDATE – 22 May, 2014

We are now pleased to announce that we will be setting up shop at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo from January 9 through 31, 2015. We are very excited to partner with the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo team and delighted that they will be welcoming our entire team as their guests.

We have already begun to learn about the richness of Japanese food and culture with the team in Tokyo as they’ve taken us to Tsukiji and the vegetable markets, and introduced us to some special purveyors over the last few months.

Bookings between 9 and 31 January 2015 will be available from 23 June 2014.

Tables for lunch and dinner at ‘Noma at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’ may be booked online via Noma’s website at noma.dk/japan and are offered at JPY 39,000 per person plus tax and service charge. Bookings will be subject to availability and are non-refundable.

Bookings for dinner can also be made when booking the ‘Noma at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’ accommodation package online through the Group’s website atwww.mandarinoriental.com/tokyo. The package is priced from JPY 149,500 for two and includes one night of accommodation in a Mandarin Grand Room, dinner at ‘Noma at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’ on the night of stay, breakfast, and a special commemorative gift.

Please register here where we will post regularly about the preparations for our adventure over the coming months.

Sayonara, from René and the rest of noma.

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