We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

L'Effervescence

#23 of 9,635 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Akasaka / Roppongi
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
2-26-4 Nishiazabu, Minato 106-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-5766-9500
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
More Info
More information and reservation with Gurunavi Find a table
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 40: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really impressed with this restaurant. It is a lovely location in a leafy street near a temple, and the staff and service, from greeting to goodbye, were impeccable. The tasting menu was playful and there were some truly imaginative and unique dishes. I have to say that, like many others, I found the signature dish of slow roasted... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shannon P
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

As a two star Michelin restaurant you obviously go with high expectations - I have to say these were exceed in every way. We had the set lunch - my wife choosing one track and myself the other - glass of champagne to start and a very reasonable 2000 Chateau Neuf du Pape - which showed the extensive wine list... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Matthew S
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

If you are looking for a wonderful dining experience then this is it - while it is a 2* Michelin restaurant, it surpassed some of the 3* restaurants I have dined at. All dishes were creative and interesting, without being pretentious. I appreciated how there was great effort used to celebrate local ingredients and also ingredients from various regions of... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank beedzu
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The food was quite exquisite! Loved the atmosphere and the service! Definitely one of my favourite restaurants here in Japan! A must try if you are ever around the Minato ku area.

Helpful?
Thank ellehcim727
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We had dinner there and as I always say most restaurants in Japan are very good and only outliers need a review because they are either exceptional or not worthwhile. Effervescence belongs to the former. 12 dishes flirting with perfection. The chef has an exceptional sense of combining ingredients and substituting classical ones for better new ones, by better I... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Mobida
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Unlike the many so conservative so predictable 3Stars certainly some very decent ones, this 2** Michelin is very creative. Every taste of this elaborate menu was a great discovery highly illustrated by an excellent trilingual maitre d' and a sake master as well; pleasant seating and judging liked by Japanese as much as foreigners; it was our best experience of... More 

Helpful?
Thank guy774
London
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Dinner here last year - late review. Pleasantly surprised by this all, wasn't expecting to end up here for dinner. Went for the full degustation, stuffed myself silly. Notes of interest: the apple pie idea #18 wasn't too fantastic, it was more a little gimmick; the roast monkfish and foie gras was very good; turnip dish not so; the roast... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JCMW
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
287 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I really love here! My friend recommended and booked for me. So I was expecting a lot and they didn't let me down at all. All menus are awesome! It just feels like an first experience of serving foods and Texture and How to use ingredients and Combination of ingredients. It's totally amazing. I was admired all of menus. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank LilyBG
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

If u have a choice, but need a English server request for any Japanese server with simple English other than Zac (foreigner) because you will notice that his attitude needs bit of adjusting to and that may spoil your whole dining experience. We did not have any issue with Zac but also notice that he is one guy who is... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Michael C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Amazing experience with molecular gastronomy from a Japanese perspective of French cuisine. There is a reason it has won two Michelin stars.

Helpful?
1 Thank Grant B

Travelers who viewed L'Effervescence also viewed

 
Minato, Tokyo
 

Been to L'Effervescence? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$46 - $150
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-26-4 Nishiazabu, Minato 106-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Minato>  > Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5766-9500
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”.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of L'Effervescence and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from L'Effervescence staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Akasaka / Roppongi

Neighborhood Profile
Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
Explore this neighborhood