Rubina Taguchi(on the right)
Rubina is an irreplaceable existence for me. The restaurant and I share a special bond – our name – and it's taught me so much, sometimes like a sister growing up together, and sometimes like a second mother who blessed me with opportunities to widen my perspectives through the many wonderful people I met at the restaurant.
Inheriting my mother's sentiments, I am truly happy to take over the legacy and continue on with a new Rubina.
I was born in Japan, raised in India, and have experienced the goodness of both countries. That is why I think it is one of my missions to act as a bridge between the two countries and contribute to the synergistic effects of each.
As such, one theme Rubina holds is “to enjoy Indian cuisine with Japanese tableware".
Kanazawa is rich in culture and we aim to embrace this beautiful combination.
Please come onboard to unveil India a little more through a short culinary journey with us. We sincerely hope you can feel the goodness of both countries through experiencing Rubina.
Maqsooda Sarfi Shiotani(on the left)
When I came to Japan 37 years ago, there was no authentic Indian food in Hokuriku.
The image of India was only "curry rice" and "hot country". I wondered how to get one to understand the deep and rich culture of my home country. Based on the concept that "cultural exchange begins with food," we opened Indian Restaurant Rubina in 1987, in a hope to share more about India through food.
Since then, I am truly grateful that Rubina has been loved by many as the place that disseminates culture as well as food. At the same time, I also learned about the beauty of Japanese food culture, and eventually wanted to integrate the two food cultures of Japan and India. The sentiment is now carried on to my children – I hope they will grow "branches" on the "roots" I have created, and bear new fruits on the India-Japan tree.