What is ikigai?

Everyone has an Ikigai: a reason for getting up in the morning. Ikigai is a Japanese concept that stands for what you get out of bed for in the morning. It is your passion: the thing you love.

We work daily with this beautiful Japanese concept and share our passion with the athletes you see in action from our restaurant. This is why we feel completely in our element at the unique venue where our restaurant is located. A hidden gem in the Philips Stadium, a place where IKIGAI belongs.

Making people happy and letting them experience an unforgettable time, that is our IKIGAI. What is your IKIGAI?

Asia meets Eindhoven: modern dishes with a Japanese twist

Mixing Japanese traditions and aesthetics with bold new flavors and influences. This is what we do at IKIGAI with love and passion. Enjoy an unforgettable evening where unique flavors and textures create a dining experience that will stay with you long after your first visit.

IKIGAI is the culinary hotspot of Japanese gastronomy. A mix of Tokyo and Eindhoven where the best of both worlds is combined at a culinary top level. Let our Executive chef Jeremy Chen surprise you with a taste sensation that you will talk about for days. Dishes from Japanese cuisine with their own passionate twist, that’s IKIGAI. Discover Omakase Sushi, our Japanese barbecue dishes and our homemade Gyoza’s while enjoying a refreshing Japanese cocktail or one of our fine wines. Because: there’s nothing a cocktail can’t fix! Curious about our full menu? Click here for our menu or view our wine list.

Book a table with the best view in Eindhoven

Want to be assured of a table at the most special location in Eindhoven? Our restaurant is located on the fourth floor of the Philips Stadium with a beautiful view of the turf of the ‘pride of the South’. Through our website you can directly make reservations in our restaurant. Can’t wait and want to take a look at our restaurant? We feel you! Through our Restaurant page you can taste the atmosphere of IKIGAI through various images. 

Order Japanese food? Enjoy your favorite IKIGAI dishes at home

Rather enjoy it from the comfort of your home? IKIGAI is still the right place for that too. Check out our specially designed delivery menu and order all the good things Japan has to offer from the comfort of your own home.