Where Chefs Eat in Tokyo

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Restaurants:Kagurazaka Shinsen, Apicius, L'Effervescence
Price Range:¥¥¥ - ¥¥¥¥
Cuisines:Yakiniku, French
Neighborhoods:Kagurazaka / Iidabashi, Hibiya / Yurakucho, Nishi Azabu

Kagurazaka Shinsen

¥¥¥¥·Yakiniku·
Kagurazaka / Iidabashi
29 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals

“The refined food of Hideki Ishikawa, the friendly interactions, and a beautiful space made this my best meal in the past twelve months.” – Isaac McHale

91% recommended
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Apicius

¥¥¥¥·French·
Hibiya / Yurakucho
6 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays

“They have an amazing selection of wine. Try the sautéed duck with salmis sauce.” – Takuji Takahashi

89% recommended
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L'Effervescence

¥¥¥¥·French·
Nishi Azabu
431 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion

Recommended by Chef Sean Brock from Husk Restaurant

100% recommended
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Sougo

¥¥¥¥·Vegetarian·
Roppongi
64 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre

The family behind the legendary – and expensive – Daigo reach out to a more mass-market audience at this casual shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine) eatery, where the lunch c...

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100% recommended
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