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Review of Lauburu

Lauburu
Ranked #3,058 of 10,618 Restaurants in Minato
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Guam, Mariana Islands
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Happy as a pig in s...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We only found this place after not been able to get a booking for my wife's B'day at any of the Joel Robuchon restaurants .....and I got to say we were most happy that we did. The food is at the other end of the of the spectrum from the many Tokyo modern French cuisine restaurants, with their rich sauces and flash garishes....Lauburu gives you very high quality ingredients that are simply cooked and to cooked perfection.
Only one michelan star? This needs reviewing....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Hidden Michelin star treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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France
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent traditional south-western French cuisine, well priced in a relaxed atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Highly regarded French Basque pork restaurant. Food is, indeed, very tasty, the atmosphere authentic Basque...”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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