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) #78 of 10,018 Restaurants in Minato ₹₹₹₹ French, European
Barbizon 25 5-4-7 Shiroganedai, Minato 141-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5791-3715
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European
Barbizon 25 5-4-7 Shiroganedai, Minato 141-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Neighbourhood: Shinagawa / Gotanda
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have visited here repeatedly for over 5 years. 5 years ago, Quintessence was the "restaurant of perfection". There was nothing negative on the plate...traditional yet creative, artistic and beautiful. The famous goat cheese bavarois with olive oil and sea salts is relaxing stomach to...More

3  Thank ナナ 佐
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If there were higher rating than 3 stars at the Michelin guide for sure this place qualifies automatically .. The food delivered on every aspect , from start to finish The set course menu was light yet fulfilling Every meal came in a stunning presentation...More

Thank xxbcxxy
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We went there for my partner's birthday dinner. The food was good enough, though not what I expected from all the fuzz, michelin stars and 5 month wait. There was one particular insolent staff/sommelier that was amazingly rude while we were there, we didn't even...More

1  Thank ellehcim727
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Unfortunately couldn't take any pictures in the restaurant. The chef was trained under Pascal Barbot at L'Astrance in Paris, and the same sensibilities show which is great respect for the ingredients and achieving its peak flavor without much embellishment. The restaurant seems like a temple...More

Thank Meng Yang N
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Visiting Michelin star-rated restaurants is already one of the main items in the my agenda when travelling. Quintessence has been in the top of my list for a few years. Finally, after my Tokyo friend made 30 phone calls attempting to make the reservation for...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Made a booking for this place 2 months in advance and was stoked to get a private dining room for 4! Yes, it is true that you are not allowed to take photos in the main dining hall but in the private dining room, photos...More

Thank EJ_Heng
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We had dinner there last year , 2015. Yr current address is his old address.I had dined in his old restaurant before, it was truly wonderful but in his new restaurant , it was horrible.Service was robotic, from starters to main dish, nothing special, portion...More

1  Thank Whatisyrbudject
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

No photos allowed at the main dining hall. Young chef. Good service as well as fantastic wine service. Very food wine list, well selected old vintages.

Thank Tok Hong L
Reviewed 21 September 2015

First of all: We were told when we were there that no photos were allowed... That says a lot about this chef... he isn't proud of how his food looks, so he doesn't allow photographs (btw, they should have told about this when we booked,...More

1  Thank luis_basque
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The young chef really impressed us the food is french at its best.If you need to have french food in Tokyo this is the place to go to.If you take the tasting menu back off the bread it will fill you up.Have fun,

1  Thank Al F
Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with
luxury residential buildings and the scene is
constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama
park and Togoshi park are great places to see
beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as
well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a
post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish
old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barbizon 25 5-4-7 Shiroganedai, Minato 141-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Minato>  > Shinagawa / Gotanda
  • Neighbourhood: Shinagawa / Gotanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5791-3715