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“Hidden Michelin star treasure” 5 of 5 stars
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Lauburu
6-8-18 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0062, Japan
+81 3-3498-1314
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Ranked #158 of 6,435 Restaurants in Minato
Cuisines: French, Basque
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Hidden Michelin star treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The most cozy little French/Bask restaurant with a country farmhouse decor with images of pigs all around, offers a fantastic service, wonderful atmosphere, & delicious bask style food. We've been here on numerous occasions, impressed every time!

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
France
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“Excellent traditional south-western French cuisine, well priced in a relaxed atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012 via mobile

Let me throw it out there: the best non fancy French restaurant in Tokyo. I know, it's a bold call but let me explain why.

Being a French in Tokyo, I am always looking for authentic food in a nice place that doesn't rip you off for the sake of fanciness. This place serves you excellent mostly pork based dishes, as good as in France, in good sizes, in a nice and relaxed atmosphere and the prices are reasonable (I didn't say cheap).

Specialities:
Andouillettes (tripes sausages), escargots, pork knuckle, confit, pork steak and much more.
Price:
starter ~1000¥, main 2000~3000¥, dessert 700~900¥, wine 8000~12000¥.
Atmosphere:
relaxed, casual.
Service:
Friendly.

Some people would argue that dishes are a bit heavy. True that portions are bigger than Japanese standard, but that enables you to have a starter and dessert and share a main dish if it's too much. You can also go there during winter!

Definitely one of my favorites, I always recommend it and so far, nobody has ever been disappointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Highly regarded French Basque pork restaurant. Food is, indeed, very tasty, the atmosphere authentic Basque...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

Highly regarded French Basque pork restaurant. Food is, indeed, very tasty, the atmosphere authentic Basque countryside - relaxed, casual. Wine list is good. A bit too expensive for pork, even if it is delicious.

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