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“THe palce wants to be like in Paris, but it lacks a bit in specialty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Ranked #13 of 10,280 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $235 - $377
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Paris, Texas
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958 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 587 helpful votes
“THe palce wants to be like in Paris, but it lacks a bit in specialty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The place thrivces to be good and excels in its ambiente, and a few frech speaking employees who make a big fuss of being French. i guess part of the game.
Competition is high in Tokyo and so i give it a 4*

Great place for a more casual , no tie, dinner.

Frank

Visited May 2013
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent like in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Just excellent service, food and atmosphere
Great 40USD lunch menu!
Was full so better to book a table...
Whine menu pretty extended for all budget

  • Visited May 2013
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“Excellent Food, Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Went with my spouse on a Friday at lunch time. It was almost to capacity and we had not made a reservation, but we were seated anyway. Safer to make a reservation next time. Most of the seating is at a counter around an open kitchen: the waiters serve you over the counter, and behind them you see the entire cook staff at work. Nice color theme of black and red for the dishes, decor, and staff uniforms. But the best part is the food: fresh seasonal ingredients, perfectly prepared, and meticulously presented. (My only complaint would be that the portions are a little on the small side.) And for lunch, this world-class food can be affordable: starting at ¥1,900. We enjoyed every course, from appetizer to salad to entrée to dessert (photo attached).

  • Visited April 2013
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London
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“Maybe the best meal I've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Everything we had here was spectacular. The waiter talked us through each course, how it had been cooked and what was special about it, which made us feel very special. The wagyu beef in particular was of course incredible. The food was interesting without being over-complicated or fussy, Great food, great wine, great service.

  • Visited April 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Great food! Ambiance a bit too casual for a special dinner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I love JR's restaurants and like to try them in different cities. The food is always just top notch... and so was the case with L'Atelier in Tokyo.

After much deliberation on what to eat (there are multiple choices ranging from the chef's menu - Y14,000+, set menus and ala carte menu), we settled on set Menu B (appetizer, soup, entree and dessert at Y8,800 per head).

We loved the amuse bouche (creamy peppered pork served atop a perfectly toasted french bread), the half boiled egg with mushroom and asparagus appetizer (it won over the hubby's crab dish), the chestnut cream soup (over the foie gras ravioli in chicken consomme) and both the fish mains (sea bream with vegetables and john dory with lentil puree). But the highlight of the evening was my poached pear dessert (hubby's chocolate ganache was good too, but no competition) with cinnamon tartlet on the side - absolutely divine and highly recommended!

We were absolutely stuffed but couldn't resist the excellent petit fours.

The setting seemed a bit casual (much prefer the ambiance at the L'Atelier in HK) for a special occasion dinner and it was disappointing that our servers could not speak proper English to describe our dishes.

Visited December 2012
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