“Le Signe” is a French restaurant located on the 6th floor of a building near the Sukiyabashi intersection in Ginza, Tokyo, where you can find many sophisticated and famous restaurants. When you step inside the restaurant, you will feel like you are entering a quiet and different world. Many foodies will be surprised at the site of the Ginza Tsukizu, a famous innovative fusion restaurant.
Chef Soshi Ueno previously worked for star chef Alain Ducasse in "Les Ambassadeurs" in Paris and later worked as a chef at “Le Signe” in the former Karuizawa Hotel in Nagano. In December 2019, he took over the restaurant and reopened it with the manager and sommelier, Junpei Arima.
The cuisine is characterized by bringing out the essence of the ingredients using the many traditional French cooking techniques that Mr. Ueno learned from Alain Ducasse. In the spring, morilles mushrooms, asparagus, and spiny lobster, and in the winter, pigeons, game meat, and sole are all ordered from France. These are combined with high-quality seafood and fresh vegetables unique to Japan. Le Signe’s specialty, 'black snow' is a beautiful dessert that uses a slicer to shave frozen truffle over black truffle ice cream. The temperature of the truffle changes from minus 20 degrees to 36 degrees in your mouth, and the gorgeous aroma is released creating an unforgettable gourmet experience that is not to be missed. The restaurant has about 250 different kinds of wine, mainly from France, with more than 2,000 bottles in stock. The selection of wine is attractive as it comes in three different price ranges and the sommelier’s wine pairings are highly recommended to compliment and enhance the range of flavours you will enjoy at Le Signe.
The restaurant has 9 counter seats with a very intimate atmosphere. The floor and the plates, which combine different tiles featuring the image of rich soil, are pure white and bring out the beauty of cooking. The restaurant is recommended for gatherings with close friends and other foodies. They have a menu written in English as well as French, English and German. The shop name “Le Signe” means "good sign". Experience the excitement of finding the "sign" of the future.
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A 2-minute walk from Ginza Station, Exit B7 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)