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“A hidden gem...”
Review of Lauburu

Ranked #2,705 of 10,879 Restaurants in Minato
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Randolph, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A hidden gem...”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband took me here for my birthday. What an absolute delight, and highly authentic rustic French food. My main dish was Alsatian (pork leg) and dessert (custard cake) was yummy. Ordered escargot for the appetizer, which was delicious. My husband's pork pate was excellent.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank GreatandLate
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent rustic French”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Tucked in a side street, not far from Nishi-Azabu crossing, this is a very memorable rustic style French restaurant specialising in pork, with a long list of variations on that theme. For example I had a Basque style pate starter and for main had confit of pork shoulder with polenta. Some delicious desserts also on offer (at which point there is a break from the porcine theme). Excellent for a business dinner or special romantic occasion. Not cheap but certainly not overpriced.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank genkhis_khan
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Guam, Mariana Islands
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Happy as a pig in s...”
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
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1 Thank Jarret T
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Hidden Michelin star treasure”
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
Thank Zdenka V
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent traditional south-western French cuisine, well priced in a relaxed atmosphere.”
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).

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

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.

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Thank fr_phil
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