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3-5-2 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3505-5052
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Ranked #1 of 6,403 restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Japanese, Contemporary, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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48 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What an amazing restaurant, my partner and I had such a beautiful time. The chef and his wife were extremely welcoming and kept the necessary distance in order to create a mysterious atmosphere for us to fully experiment every dish that in my opinion looked like art from time to time :) I suggest that you leave and trust the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The ideas are good, it looks interesting but execution(actual tastes) so-so. Ambiance is nice, but many plates are over-salted, idea over the taste. Once is OK, but there would be no second time. Personally, it is hard to understand how it can be rated so highly on this site.

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Kongsberg, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A sublime experience, the best meal me and my family have ever experienced in a restaurant. 3 hours of bliss. Attentive service and an amazing set of courses.

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Food was mind-blowing and unlike any other restaurant experience we had. It’s molecular gastronomy. The entire meal was occupied with discussing the food taste and its presentation. We had a great time, dinner was 3 hours and service was impeccable. But I had to admit, the bill was a bit hard to swallow the next morning. The drink prices are... More

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san diego, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Kaiseki cuisine is a Japanese art form that has been practiced for hundreds of years. The rules are fairly rigid. The sequence of dishes is well defined: Sakizuke (appetizers) followed by Hassun, etc. The last dish is a rice dish. There is always a seasonal theme. This type of high-culture, expensive cuisine is still widely practiced in Japan and Tokyo... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Be lucky enough to secure a table here and you'll be in for a night you'll remember for the rest of your life. This is an inspiring place. Both food and service are incredibly well crafted. It is obvious that the chef has a vision of how he'd like his restaurant to look and feel for every customer who walks... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Excellent. Excellent. Nothing short of excellent. Before coming, we read that this was one of the top 10 life changing experiences. They were right. Takazawa ruined us for other restaurants. The attention to detail, the theatrical presentation, the friendliness and service, the morsels of food that magically appeared before us. It was all great. We managed to snag a reservation... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Being only 2 days in Tokyo I was lucky to get a reservation on the evening requested. I booked the 11 course dinner as a surprise birthday present for my husband Well, there is not much more to be added to the reviews below: it's an unforgettable experience with Akiko and chef being both very welcoming and rightly proud about... More

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Geoje, South Korea
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Walking into the little side street I thought it an unlikely location for fine dining, but walking up the stairs to Takazawa you enter an intimate and calming room with only four tables. With the magnificent cooking of the chef, and the personal service and knowledge of the food of Akiko, you truly get a complete dining experience. I will... More

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Sydney, Australia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Overall we had a very enjoyable evening. The food is creative & there were some standout dishes - the firefly squid (presented live where you can play with them before being sent to the kitchen and appearing on your table in a luminous bowl of neon lighting). The entire experience was very good, food paced nicely with explanations from Mrs... More

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