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“Best Catalan Cuisine available in Tokyo!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sant Pau

Sant Pau
Ranked #81 of 7,791 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $88 - $132
Cuisines: European, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Best Catalan Cuisine available in Tokyo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is the ‘must’ place to visit for me every time when I visit Tokyo, as well as Catalonia where their headquarter restaurant is located. Yes, price is high but it does have worth the price because you will be impressed and surprised by their unbelievably designed artworks. Yes, I would like to call their dishes as edible artworks, and it’s indescribably delicious! When you visit there and served, you will definitely agree with me. Very polite service in right time manner, décor is wonderful, well… I cannot find anything negative here.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank koba-sf
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service, Delightful Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

Made our second trip to Restaurant Sant Pau in Nihombashi for our wedding anniversary, and was not disappointed. Ordered the 15,000 yen course lunch. Its pricy, but justified, considering the wonderful food, service and ambiance.

The dishes are varied, creative, and playful, with beautiful presentation. While not completely flawless, the best dishes (anything having to do with seafood) are so good that repeat visits feel mandatory.

Service for English speakers is exemplary, with Mariko Watanabe doing a great job not only with explaining each dish, but also with taking into account dietary requests, and even remembering that it was our wedding anniversary (and presenting an anniversary cake) without me even prompting the staff.

Its the only Michelin-starred restaurant I have ever left feeling absolutely positively stuffed. Twice! In fact, that is of slight concern. The lunch service takes well over 2 hours, and during that time, you get to sample so many delightful dishes that by the time the final dessert arrives, you may just feel like you are pushing the limits of your stomach.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kent Y
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Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome food, wine and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

in my humble opinion this is the best restaurant in the world. We have used it for private parties, and for business dinners. We have never been disappointed. Staff is friendly and courteous and offer the "best of the best" service. Food is amazing! it a journey in gastronomy and taste and presentations is fantastic. Wine knowledge and wine list is amongst the best in the world. (They even allow you to bring your own wine for a small corkage fee.)

Love it, love it, love it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kam1sama
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Birthday Treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Amazing service and fantastic food. It was wonderful evening and surprise to go to Sant Pau. A couple of courses were not to my particular taste, but the rest were fantastic.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HolyroodM
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Degustation Menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We chose Sant Pau Restaurant since we liked to eat some extraordinary European Food after living 4 years in Japan. And Sant Pau was the right choice.

Everything was perfect!

Except one very small thing:
The atmosphere could be less stiff.
But since we came with friends, it was no problem for us.
We therefore can strongly recommend the Restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karsten W
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