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“Asian French Fusion doesn't get better”
Review of Keisuke Matsushima

Keisuke Matsushima
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Ranked #94 of 1,924 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $295
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The place of all surprises ... When a Japanese chef becomes fond of France and his gastronomy, the mixture is detonating! Keisuke Matsushima marries with delight the cuisine of its origins and French gastronomy. Inventive, surprising, his achievements will make of this moment a unique appointment. See you soon.
Toronto, ON Canada
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Asian French Fusion doesn't get better”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

O.K., it's a little pricey, the ambiance cool, maybe austere (no table cloths), no hostess to greet you and take your coat, they want to put you at the worse table in the house next to the entrance, the restaurant phone rings a lot particularly early on, and the towel box in the toilette is empty, but we were blown away by the seven course Valentine (130E) dinner that demonstrated at each course that a real pro had conceived their elegant mixture of flavors, textures, and colors. Wine pairing was spot on and surprisingly reasonable.

The place filled to almost capacity with casually dressed locals and foreigners. Staff were pleasant, bi-lingual and often helped by Matsushima himself. The timing between courses was just right. Oh, I must mention the assortment of bread rolls which were repeatedly offered. Go there for that alone!

  • Visited February 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

After having terrible experience in Nice restaurants we finally found this restaurant by recommendation, and that was the best meal we had in Nice by far!
Great service, beautiful presentation and fantastic food,cooked to perfection, each bite bursting with bold flavors.
Yes in France they do change cutlery for each course, its the French way especially in upscale restaurants, they also do not like to rush the service.
We don't drink, we did pick one of the prix fix menu for 39 Euros, it was an unforgettable positive experience, we met the chef, he actually served us some of the courses, he was very pleasant and calm.
We highly recommend this restaurant, we live in NY city and are used to dine in the finest restaurants, we found it was one of the best in Paris as well.

  • Visited December 2012
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london
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent fusion food”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had 69 euro tasting menu,which was very good especially the first two course ,an oyster dish and a foie gras ,the next two courses of cod and lamb were a little disappointing in comparison to the first two courses.We perhaps were unwise to go for the matching wines although decent wines,I thought 3 small glasses was bad value at 30 euros per head

Visited October 2012
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Aix-en-Provence, France
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beware of champagne prices!”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

This was a very good meal right up until we received the bill. We each had the 100 euro tasting menu that came with three glasses of different wines, but the two glasses of champagne that we ordered for aperitif were 25 EUROS EACH. At 50 euros for two glasses of champagne (it wasn't Krug, either) that's half the price of a five-course menu with wine and coffee in the same restaurant!

Shame on you!

  • Visited October 2012
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, intolerable service”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We had the 69 euro tasting menu. Tres bien, borderline 'formidable'. Amuse-bouches, fish tartare, foie gras with figs, simple cod with peppers, lamb with green beans... all delicious, with a tendency to oversimplicity rather than overcomplication, which suits me well.

We added the 30 euro 'mets et vins' wine pairing. For this, we got two glasses of wine, one white Bellet and a red Bandol. Neither was served in time with the dishes: the white arrived towards the end of the starter, the red before the lamb.

The waiter, a busy and charmless light-haired man, repeatedly unsettled the meal by throwing cutlery down between courses, taking food away early, and cleaning up around us towards the end of the meal. On paying, he acknowledged we did not receive the full wine pairing, but as we did not want a digestif, he took our money anyway, and run off back to the kitchen with a quick 'désolé'.

No reason to revisit.

  • Visited October 2012
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