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“Lovely drinks”
Review of Gen Yamamoto

Gen Yamamoto
Ranked #267 of 10,883 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Lovely drinks”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Gen San is an amazing talent , using natural and seasonal ingredients he would transform your palet into a spring festival , every flavour is tasted and none of em dissolve , truley a master in his own art

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Leuven, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

In this 8 seat bar (reservation recommended!), Mr. Gen Yamamoto offers a selection of seasonal cocktails with fresh, local ingredients. I recommend going for the degustation menu of 6 cocktails and enjoy the ride.

Don't expect to get drunk, but expect some awesome flavors.

A+, would visit again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Revelatory”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

I came all the way from Los Angeles for Tokyo's cocktail scene. I was not disappointed! The precision of flavor sis astounding. I have an extreme appreciation for the "classics," but this will change the way you look at combining fresh unique ingredients.

  • Visited April 2014
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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Seasonal ingredients in delicious cocktails”
Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

A new bar in Azabu-juban. Yamamoto-San learned his craft in New York, and has created something very special in Minato-ku. A tiny bar that seats eight. Minimalist. Beautiful. Strongly recommend the six cocktail 'degustation' taster menu. Every drink is made with fresh seasonal Japanese ingredients, with different liqueurs. Yamamoto-San explains every course, and every sip tastes fantastic. And for Tokyo, it's pretty reasonably priced. I have a hazy recollection that it cost around ¥6K per person. Reservations advisable. Enjoy!

Visited December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Brilliant experience”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

A tiny bar, where Mr Yamamoto mixes delicious cocktails in a very serene setting. Unusually there's no music at all here, and the whole atmosphere is very calm.
Mr Yamamoto made us wonderful drinks incorporating fruit from Okinawa where we were off to the next day. He was warm and welcoming and it was a pleasure to drink in his bar.
We asked our hotel concierge to make a booking for us because of the limited space at the bar.

  • Visited July 2013
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