Spatzle serves modern German cuisine along with German wines and beers in a casual, stylish dining room. Their namesake spatzle egg noodles come in tempting variations like uni-cream sauce and cheese-cream sauce with black truffles. There are also plenty of sausages and meat-centered main dishes to round out the menu.
The Y1800 lunchtime prix-fixe menu is a nice introduction to the restaurant's cuisine - it comes with spatzle (in either a cream- or tomato-based sauce), a choice of main dishes like sauerbraten and oven-baked fish, plus a salad and a beverage. Our spatzle was appealingly creamy and cheesy, with a solid, meaty sauce, and our sauerbraten was tender and delectable. If you're in a celebratory mood you can upgrade to the Y3800 lunch menu featuring Norwegian salmon and roast duck.
At dinnertime there are nine different spatzle variations to choose from, along with substantial main dishes like grilled Hokkaido beef, salmon poele and eisbein. You can sample imported German sausages from various parts of the country (one by one or as part of a four-sausage platter), and explore charcuterie items such as venison salami, chicken galantine, smoked duck and smoked pork.
Five German wines are served by the glass (Y1100-1300) along with five draft beers from Franzikaner and Spaten breweries. (There are also extensive bottle lists for both wine and beer. The restuarant is run by the German-beer importing company Zato Trading,) Budget around Y5000 at dinnertime (with drinks) or Y2000 for a fancy lunch.