L'Effervescence

4.7
316 reviews
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¥10,001 and over
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French
A Message from L’effervescence
Flavors we adore from this island where we were born and raised, and savors that have travelled from all over the world to see us.
Both are somehow destined to meet on the plate.
We come together to create a harmonious whole.
Our restaurant is a hermitage in the city – for three to four hours, we hope you can escape from busy bustling life.
Feel like you are deep in the forest or in the big ocean as you appreciate the blessings of nature.
Never forgetting the diligence and patience of the farmer, picture the magic of the invisible microorganisms in a glass or on a plate that effervesce your body and mind.
Welcome.
Chef Namae / L'Effervescence
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm (last seating at 1:00 pm)
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–11:30 pm (last seating at 10:30 pm)

There may be exceptions to the above schedule. Ensure you use the search to confirm availability.
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Phone number
03-5766-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Shinobu Namae
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Private party facilities
お電話にて直接ご相談ください。
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Private party contact
予約担当: 03-5766-9500
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
12 min walk from Tokyo Metro Omotesando Station B1 Exit
Additional
Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room
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AG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Foods here remind me alot of the l'Arpege in Paris, but nothing from the Fat Duck. Although Quintessence is the one with roots connect with Alain Passard.

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

最高!それにつきます。

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Y
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

「泡」がテーマのレストランで、特にさまざまな香りが食事を楽しませてくれました。生産者へのリスペクトや、和とフレンチの融合等、随所にこだわりを感じることができました。素晴らしい体験をありがとうございました。

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AT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All items on tasting menu were delicious, exceptional service, best playlist. A most enjoyable dining experience. Would highly recommend to family and friends. Thank you L’effervescence

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n
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

雰囲気、サービス、お料理、どれも期待以上でした。とても楽しく満たされるランチが出来ました。コンスタントに行きたいお店です。

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AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We’ve been fortunate enough to dine at a number of Michelin restaurants globally (New York, Italy, Austria), and we visited 3 other Michelin restaurants while in Japan, and L’Effervesence was the most disappointing one. Though the restaurant is tastefully designed, and service was polite and efficient, it was also quite stiff and impersonal. There were definitely a few pretentious moments (such as the table side matcha service with exaggerated napkin folding and movements). There was a weird option cheese course that was included in the set menu, but not physically listed on said menu, so that caused a bit of confusion. Overall, flavours were good, but no dish stood out in particular, and no story was told through the menu. There was also some questionable plating on one or two dishes (ie the sashimi scallops that supposedly painted a portrait of the sky…). At payment, our card was declined twice, and they informed us they did not have a chip reader when I asked them to insert the card, rather than swipe it. This is quite shocking for a Michelin restaurant, albeit a 1 star one. We used the same card our entire trip, before and after the restaurant, so our card was not the issue. This particular card has no foreign transaction fees, so it was definitely irritating to pay over 50,000 yen for a mediocre dinner, and then have to use a different card WITH foreign transaction fees because the restaurant wasn’t properly equipped.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of my life. Creative dishes, wonderful flavors, excellent pairing. Maybe my only critique is that the pairing does not include a drink for each course (or even a warning that an upcoming course will not include a drink), so kind of a bummer and disappointing from a value perspective.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For duck main course, negi and cavolo nero are redundant.
Fish meal is bitter because of the over-roasted fish skin and ginkgo nuts.
I don't understand the wild grape element which tastes so-so.
The small cakes still leave much room for improvement compared to other awesome patisserie stores.
For ambiance, it's a little bit noisy.
The above is what I don't really like.

But for other parts, everything is super impressing, actually second to none.
I especially love the turnip, Almanac (the first meal), duck roast with white truffle, monkfish liver pie and unripe mandarin jelly.
Overall it's a wonderful experience.
The standard of food is close to Michelin 3-stars.
頑張って !

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time visit to L’Effervescence. I got sit in the private room for lunch. Service, food, wine and ambiance was perfect!!

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SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Always Amazing.This is my second visit and i have tried to find one area where the level has dropped. There was not. They have actually improved in every category. Wonderful .

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B
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was expecting a French meal with Japanese flair but I got a Japanese meal with loose French influence. Don't go expecting the butter, garlic, cream, or other staples that normally define French cooking and I'm sure you'll enjoy your meal.

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Y
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome wine pairing. Good presentation, and creative use of technology.

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PA
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I do love this restaurant so much, everything here no more word than PERFECT, detail of foods and services are so lovely and very neat in every second, I can strongly tell you that L'Effervescence is more outstanding than other French with 3 Michelin stars restaurant in Tokyo, I will be back again for sure !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely settings match with simple, fresh and tasty seasonal local food. Me and my wife just love it. We had a great time in our first day in Tokyo, kicking off one of the best dining trip in recent years!

Will sure look forward to visiting again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

外国の方の接待のためご利用させていただきました。先方の方は日本語は通じませんが、英語は大丈夫です。サービスは最初英語が話せるスタッフでしたが、途中日本語しか話せない若いスタッフも提供してくれましたが英語のお料理の説明はありませんでした。これだけ少し残念でした。
王道フレンチではないが、楽しくいただけるお料理でした。お店の環境も綺麗で落ち着いた雰囲気でした。

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h
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most amazing dining experiences!! Excellent service, superb food and drinks, quiet and romantic ambience, modern and simple decor... would love to return on my next trip to Tokyo.

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KL
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommended to friends, very tasty food, friendly service with reasonable price. We will sure to go again for dinner next time.

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G
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food preparation was superb! Service didn't feel rushed. Enjoyed the dining experience immensely!

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very memorable experience at L’Effervescence. A very unique combination of Japanese ingredients and French cooking tradition. The wine pairing had very interesting elements including Japanese natural wine and rare sake. Friendly, incredibly attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

料理とても美味しいが、サービスの粗が目立つ。サービスの人数は多いが、おもてなし感も薄い。
とても残念。

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

素材を活かした、とても美味しいお料理、ワインも美味しかったです。

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mind blowing wine(+ sake and champagne) pairing given by sommelier Keisuke Kumekawa. Amazingly carefully planned and constructed with insane details... From Sanma sashimi with Jean Yves Peron's Cotillon des Dames to awesome elderflower soup accompanied with Klein Constantia's Vin de Constance, every pairing was near perfection, and to be honest, I might not be able to provide any better match than his. Among all, cheese plate and glasses Keisuke provided before heading to dessert courses were surely and clearly the best pairing I've ever had in my whole life, and it would last so for at least quite amount of time, I dare assure you. I sincerely appreciate for all the effort he and @leffervescence dedicated to this dinner. Thank you.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

友人を元気付けたくてこちらで食事をさせて頂きました。
内装はダークトーンで落ち着きがあり、会話しながら楽しく食事が出来ました。
料理は趣向を凝らしたもの、素材の味を引き出したもの、シェフの幼少の体験から茶目っ気のあるもの等、来る人を楽しませるために工夫を凝らしつつ、それでいてシンプルに感じるものが多かったように思います。某有名フランチャイズの商品を彷彿させるようなパイやカブのグリルなどが印象的でした。特にカブは季節によって味や食感に変化のあるこの店の代表的な一品と聞き納得しました。カブはあまり好きではないのですが、ここのカブはまた食べたいと思えるとても美味な一皿でした。
ウェイティングスペースからの案内、苦手なものへの配慮や一品ごとの説明、ドリンクの相談からチェックまで、ホスピタリティも気持ちのいい対応でした。
もし何か一つ絞り出すならば、ウェイティングスペースでこの後の体験を期待させる小さな一品かウェルカムドリンクを用意する等の演出があるとなおいいかな、とも思いますが、それほど広いスペースではなく、テーブルでウェルカムドリンクが出てきましたので、これはやはり欲張りなリクエストだなと思います。
また季節を変えて行ってみたいと思います。

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful.
Thank you!

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NM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal cooked to perfection with Japanese ingredients prepared in a modern, French inspired way. The staff are very proffesional and welcoming providing just the right level of attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of our lunch with very well matched wines. A great special treat whilst holidaying in Tokyo.

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HX
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

以一家米其林二星的来结束此次摘星星之旅
应该可以画上一个完美的句号了
Excellent food, Great service, Amazing place
一切都非常完美

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OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great introduction of each course with a well matching wine pairing.
Great overall experience

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

お料理は目にも美しく、洗練されていて全て美味でした。フレンチ店ですが、日本ということを大事にされていて、和とのコラボが随所に感じられて好感持ちました。パンのバター代わりが、確か豆乳ベースの柔らかなクリームにオリーブオイルだったのが気に入りました。また、訪れたいお店です。

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t
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

グルメの知人が絶賛していたので、お訪ねさせていただきました。

非常に満足したことを前提で、敢えて私の好みをお伝えするならば、和のテイストがやや強すぎるかな?と思いました。

あそこまで和にこだわるならば、和食の美食店でいただいた方が私としては口に合います。

個人的にはフレンチの極みを体験したかったです。

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PL
Taiwan
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

食材と料理のテクニックは非常に良い。
凄く美味しいです。
絶妙のランチ体験です。
絶対再訪に行きます!!

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5
Tokyo
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

野菜はすべての生産者の名前がリストアップされていたり、ファストフードの包装でプレ全テーションされる料理があったりと「現代社会と食」のようなテーマがあり、語りたくなるレストランです。

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k
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

とても楽しいディナーでした。
ミシュランのお店なので、緊張するのではないかと心配していましたが、まったくの杞憂でした。
3時間ずっとワクワクし、たくさん笑いました。
また行きたいなあ!

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m
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

今回で4回目の会食でした。
娘の誕生日を祝いました。
訪れるたびにスタッフの皆さんの温かい応対に感激しますが、今回は担当してくださったソムリエのK氏のお持て成しの気持ちが伝わって、とても心地の良い時間を過ごしました。
子供もOKらしいのでまた伺います!

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A most delightful selection of special drinks that you have to be open minded to try! The service is very competent and faultless. Lovely ambiance and feels very casual. I like the 50 vegetables salad very much and it certainly shows how incredible veggie can taste!

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J
Tokyo
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Innovative and interesting. Ambiance refined and very nice. Great experience.

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DP
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting in a hectic city the food was excellent each course was a taste sensation we will definitely advise people to visit! It is expensive but I can see where it is spent on excellent food and staff who know their job and produce! Wines were excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

妻とのデートで始めてうかがいました。
全ての料理が本当に美味しく、必ずまたうかがいます。

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MD
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our top 3 meals of all time. Ronald is/was a gem.

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The staff was very kind at all times, even switched my wife's knife and fork when they noticed she's left-hander. They also offer to wrote a special message on the desert. Since it was our 6th wedding anniversari, that turned out to be a great surprise for my wife, who did now nothing. The food was delicious, based on local japanese food with a french inspiration. We would definitely recommend it.

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GL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at l’effervescence, the welcome was warm and sincere, the service was professional, accurate and relaxed.
And the food was outstanding.
Beautifully designed, attention to details, flavours well balanced.
Thank you so much for a high class dinner.

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