34,485 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Anniversary Services

  • English Menu

  • English Speaking Staff

Representation of Japanese world gourmet guide award restaurant, showcases of the Chef's true worth — a must-place to visit at least once in your lifetime.

Quintessence is a French restaurant that represents the best level of French in Japan, which located in the quiet area of Gotenyama, Shinagawa. As a well-established one, Quintessence achieved world gourmet guide award continuously over the last 11 years. Owner Chef Shuzo Kishida earned his professional skills at the world gourmet guide award restaurant “L'Astrance” in Paris, under the guidance of Chef Pascal Barbot. This is the origin of Chef Kishida's close attention to three aspects: ""Produit (ingredients)"", ""Cuisson (cooking)"", and ""Assaisonner (seasoning)"".

The Chef's specialty —offered throughout the year— the “Salt & Oliver Goat’s Cheese Bavarois”, prepared by blending olive oil, to balance the delicate changing fat of fresh milk delivered every morning from Kyoto, and carefully seasoned with Guérande Salt. This specialty depicts an emerald river flowing beautifully over a pure white hill.

Quintessence welcomed its tenth anniversary in May 2016, offers a magnificently radiant and intimate space with only seats and private rooms for approximately 30 people in total, continuedly achieving world gourmet guide award and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants award. Chef Kishida devotes absolutely everything to the earnest selection of the best ingredients, working precisely for the moment when he could serve top-class dishes to his guests. Although it is said that securing a reservation here is extremely difficult, people should visit this restaurant at least once in their lifetime. This is the only way to experience the true worth of Chef Kishida's magnificent cooking, and the restaurant’s astounding service and ambience.

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* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■ 2 minutes by taxi / 10 minutes by foot from JR ""Shinagawa Station"" 10 minutes walk from Takanawa Exit
■ 3 minutes by taxi / 10 minutes by foot from JR ""Osaki Station"" East exit,
■ 5 minutes by taxi / 10 minutes by foot from JR ""Gotanda Station"" East exit
■ 20 minutes by taxi from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)

【Nearby Hotels】 * With taxi within less than 10 minutes
■ Shinagawa ""Tokyo Marriott Hotel""
■ Shinagawa ""Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa""
■ Shinagawa ""The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo""
■ Shinagawa ""Strings Hotel Tokyo Intercontinental""
■ Shirokanedai ""Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo""

Frequently Asked Questions
■ Do you have a private dining room?
Private dining room(s) are available.
■ How many people can the private room(s) accommodate?
Our private dining room can accommodate a party of up to 6 people.
■ What is the arrangement in the private dining room(s)?
The private dining room offers table(s) and chairs (Western style).
■ Are shoes allowed in the private dining room(s)?
Shoes are allowed in the private dining room(s).
■ Can the course be customized for vegetarian, vegan or low calories?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any customizations for vegetarian, vegan or low calories.
■ Are children welcome? If so, is a separate menu for children available?
We welcome children over 15 years of age.
■ Does anyone in the restaurant speak other languages?
We have staff that speaks English.
■ Are menus available in other languages?
English menu is available.



  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 5/2018
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Anniversary
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 10/2019
    素晴らしい料理の数々でとても感動しました! ぜひまた行きたいです
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 9/2019
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family


[Part 1] 13 dishes for food and dessert
34,485 JPY / Guest
[Part 2] 13 dishes for food and dessert
34,485 JPY / Guest



Quintessence [カンテサンス]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

Dinner: 17:00~20:00,20:30~


Sunday, Sundays and two additional holidays every month


6-7-29, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

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Quintessence [カンテサンス]