An eight-minute walk from Roppongi Station, in a quiet neighbourhood just one block from the main street, is the Tokyo branch of L’Auberge de L’ill, a one star French restaurant in Alsace that has been established for over 100 years.
Designed and decorated to perfectly capture the spirit of grand European mansions, the establishment was created in collaboration with the Hiramatsu Group, which develops luxury restaurants and hotels in Tokyo and across Japan.
Leading the kitchen is chef Shinichi Terada, who hails from Aichi Prefecture. After working at French restaurants and hotels in Nagoya, he moved to France at the age of 30, returning to Japan after gaining experience in Paris and across Europe. In 2002, he joined Hiramatsu Group and studied at Restaurant Hiramatsu in Hakata, Paris, and Hiroo. After working as a sous-chef at L’Auberge de L’ill Nagoya from 2007, he was appointed as a chef at the opening of L’Auberge de L’ill Tokyo in 2008.
The menu is based on the renowned cuisine of the Alsace flagship, and Terada creates a menu unique to Tokyo that makes optimal use of Japan’s outstanding ingredients. For example, the popular pie of beef tenderloin with foie gras and truffles uses local beef instead of the game meat found in French recipes. The combination of high-quality Japanese beef, French foie gras, and truffles makes this dish one of Terada's proudest accomplishments.
The Hiramatsu Group shares the curve of directly importing and storing wine from makers across France, 200 types of wine are always available for guests, such as champagne, red, white and rose.
From the entrance, guests ascend a spiral staircase to a beautifully-appointed 40-seat dining room. In addition, a private room that accommodates up to 12 guests is available on the second floor. Diners and epicures are invited to visit this gorgeous restaurant on a special day with family, friends, couples, colleagues, where they will be able to fully enjoy the unusual atmosphere together with traditional, upscale French cuisine.
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A 5-minute walk from Roppongi Station, Exit 2 (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)