An outbreak of food poisoning has forced a high-end Italian restaurant to close in the Bvlgari high-end jewelry brand building in Ginza.
According to police and health officials, 49 people suffered norovirus symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea at a dinner at Il Ristorante Luca Fantin on Dec 11. Fuji TV reported that they were among 138 people attending a company party. They became sick the next day.
Chuo Ward health officials ordered the restaurant, which voluntarily closed last Friday, to close for three days from Tuesday until Thursday.
Health officials said the likely cause was a smoked salmon and couscous salad.