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“Simply fantastic. One of the best meals I've ever had.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Effervescence

L'Effervescence
2-26-4 Nishiazabu, Minato 106-0031, Tokyo Prefecture (Akasaka / Roppongi)
+81 3-5766-9500
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Ranked #47 of 6,820 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $127
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Description: L’Effervescence is a French word, which has the literal meaning such as “liveliness” or “bubbles” and also includes figurative meanings such as “to make something happen” “give birth” “to evolve” and “to make people gather”. It is said the original meaning of “Restaurant” comes from the word “restaurer = to recover”.
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Simply fantastic. One of the best meals I've ever had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fantastic food. From start to finish. Not only that but the service was first class. Informative, witty and warm. My friends were blown away by the whole experience and declared the dessert "the best they'd ever had". Overall, an excellent experience and highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Shanghai, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Superb combination of French and Japanese cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had the full menu at lunch time and were blown away by some of the combinations done by the Chef. Lots of modern techniques used, deliciously fresh ingredients and nice textures. Service is top notch and the interior is made to really make you feel comfortable. The lunch menu is a real bargain, especially for a Michelin restaurant. Definitely coming back next time when I'm in Tokyo!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A Japanese chef's French inspired perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lunch here was probably the best meal of our trip to Japan. Chef takes simple local ingredients (such as a turnip in his signature dish) and creates inspired dishes. Staff are attentive and knowledgeable and have such pride in the cuisine. Dessert was a revelation and included a clear espresso flavoured jelly, but all equally memorable.

Do visit but be sure to book in advance!

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Venice
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

a new world will open when you eat in tabsolutely magical place. I was there for dinner, and I really enjoyed it. for me it was without any doubt one of the best meals I had in my life. the chef, Namae Shinobu, has created an incredible menu where each dish coming to the table surpirsed me more than the previous one. one above all, the Taiwanese tea which was - in the same small coffee cup - presenting something which was vertically conceived, with the left and right parts different in texture and temperatures: amazing!
very design place, with professional, kind and good English speaking staff.
shoudl I go back to Tokyo, I would eat there again for sure, and I highly recommend this place.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tokyo, Japan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent French with a Twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Have dined twice at L'Effervescence and both times enjoyed it very much. The service is very good and they have good English speakers also. The Chef here was a sous chef at The Fat Duck in Bray, we have also eaten there and so were very much looking forward to seeing what themes and ideas would be placed in front of us! I would say both times that the whole meal was excellent, there was perhaps one forgetful course in each visit but nothing was poorly executed and this was probably more down to our tastes than anything else. The first time we visited the wine list was rather poor but the second time they had definitely invested some time and money into updating the list which was much more extensive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and dining experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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