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“A hidden gem in Tokyo”
Review of Restorante Amoroso

Restorante Amoroso
Ranked #53 of 8,815 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Tokyo”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Having visited numerous Michelling star rated restaurants, I end up having the best experience at a small 1-man-run restaurant off the restaurant charts. Amoroso is the result of owner/chef Maeda-san's personal dream. After 20+ years as a somellier who enjoys making food, he apparently open Amoroso some 10 years ago. It seats maximum 12 guests and Maeda-san is doing the food, the servicing and even the dishes himself, and takes great interest in explaining each course as they are served for the intimate audience. A fixed 7-8 course tasting dinner prepared right in front of our table and paired with wines that creates great magic for the taste buds. With obvious affection for the Italian kitchen but with a nice touch of France and Spain as well, Really a magnificent evening at the very reasonable (for Tokyo standards almost cheap) of Yen 10,000 (SD 100) per head including drinks. . ..Challenge is to get a reservation. . .when we were there (October 5th) the next open weekend seats was middle of December. . . Its difficult to find even for experienced Taxi drivers so I do recommend to have your hotel print a map with the exact address. I am definitely going back. !

  • Visited October 2013
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10 Thank Henrik S P
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Brilliant concept”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Chef Meada san created a brilliant concept. A fantastic menu with South European dishes, Italian, French and Spanish. Each dish with another well chosen wine. Only main dish you get a choice and surely veggies get adjusted starters. Great ambiance for max 10 persons. Fixed price of 10,000JPY. Meada san speaks English and entertains you during the great evening. We definitely come back. Do reserve well in advance!

  • Visited September 2013
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6 Thank MarkBeijing
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place is really special. I love the food, the portions were perfect, the food amazing, each wind perfect fir each food...
The Chef is nice person, he enjoys to cook, he loves his job....

No waitress, no tables, only the counter... Amazing!!

  • Visited May 2013
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6 Thank Chiokp
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

One of those places you find only in Japan.... Counter only, max 10ppl... The restaurant is run by its owe
Nr only who cooks in front of you, serves and entertains you... A mix between Italian and French cuisine, with appropriate wine per each dish. Just amazing. And the menu costs you 10'000JPY, not more, not less, just one note... So easy...

Visited April 2013
6 Thank Hugues S
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