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“First class Restaurant ”
Review of ASSA

Ranked #1 of 189 Restaurants in Blois
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $75 - $138
Cuisines: French, Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Why, Thank you chefs Maubert & Fumiko. Everything's just delicious, delicate and yummy. First class restaurant. Wow. Really wow! We enjoyed ourselves there. The experience was past my expectations.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank aline laure a
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

This 1 Michelin star restaurant is run by a French chef & his Japanese wife who also works in the kitchen. The Asian influence in the dishes ranges from the immaculate presentation right through to some of the ingredients in their wonderful dishes.

We would rate this restaurant in the top category of our favourite restaurants. Don't miss it if you are staying in, or near, Blois.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank Terry D
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Location - outside of Blois, by the road side facing the Loire river. Use navigation, not difficult to find.

Service: impeccable! Very attentive & no rush although they have about 20 diners on that day; full capacity is around 26 pax. Fumiko & Anthony actually serve the food themselves.. Anthony took time to explain each dish that was served. The sommelier was excellent too ( sorry didn't get your name), recommended wine which he thinks is suitable for what have been ordered!

Price - you decide for yourself what you want to spend. I attached the menu in the photo. Wine list was shown to us on the iPad so sorry no photo for that.

Food - presentation superb! Taste so light and easy not heavy. Portion, perfect for me and I had more than enough to eat. I love the size of each dish, not overly much.
I know some people said they came out hungry so it depends on your appetite ( very subjective).

Overall, good value for money & experience when in Blois !
Sorry try to attach more photos but max is 10 only.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank bebe18
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Wow. Just Wow.

Introduced by friends who rave about their previous experience at Assa, the four of us sat down excitedly at our table overlooking La Loire river for Sunday lunch. We all agreed the Elegence Menu at 62euros with two entrees, a vegetal dish, a main and two desserts (or cheese/dessert) was the best choice.

As others have stated you can choose to keep each dish as a 'surprise' or you can turn over the provided menu to see what your options are. I looked at the main dishes in order to choose between fish or meat but left the rest to discover as it arrived.

Each dish is a unique experience from the exquisite cutlery and hand crafted dishes to the different techniques used to create not just a taste sensation but a sensory adventure.

The sort of service that is attentive and so discreet that you almost forget that there is someone there serving you the meal. The chef appears at regular intervals to explain the different elements of the course. Shy and unassuming he and his wife nevertheless create dishes that make you sit up and pay attention.

This is by far the best food experience of my life to date and Assa is now on the to be repeated as often as possible list.

Between four of us, 6 courses each, one bottle of white wine, a glass or red and a bottle of dessert wine plus coffee each - 100 euros per person is a bargain.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank aussiegirlinparis
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Assa has a wonderful view on the river Loire but the view is not the most important part of your experience in Assa.
We were a couple with a kid and went for the 5 courses menu, with for our 6 years old kid, a simple course with dessert. I won't describe what we ate as the menu is surprise. If you are concerned about the surprise, the waiter gives you a paper with the menu description. You can have a look at it before ordering or let the surprise catch you.
Flavours were numerous, surprising and mainly delicious.
Service was attentive but discrete and professional.
The chef presents at least one course to each table.
Compared to one star restaurants we have in Belgium, the value for the quality was very fair. We ended up with a 248 euros bills for two 5 courses menu, one meal and dessert four our daughter, juice, water and a bottle of wine.
We will definitively go to Assa again if we go back to Blois!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank LeMorse1
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