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Garcon Ken

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10-2 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki 850-0862, Nagasaki Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 50-7506-1955
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I get to Nagasaki twice a year. Garçon Ken is always on the list. Not always easy to get in, though. Hotel concierge can usually help out with reservations.

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was closed when we arrived hoping to have lunch as advertised on Tripadvisor. After visiting Dejima we noticed that the chef, Ken, was in the restaurant so popped our heads in to check out the menu. Scallop carpaccio and beef cheek stew brought us back for dinner. The food was delicious and attractively plated. As noted elsewhere Ken does... More 

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Thank Rose2011085
Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Eating here is a bit like visiting friends. Ken gave us good recommendations then retired to the kitchen to cook them. His pair of terrines were excellent and then we had some very tender beef with a good selection of veg. The French wines on offer are very good value. We loved the ambience and setting too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely French meal and a fine Bordeaux after being recommended to visit. Ken is a great host and passionate about his food.

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Thank Paul F
Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

A Wednesday evening in Nagasaki is a quiet night in Garçon Ken's. From the moment we walked in the door, Ken welcomed us warmly. Wonderful jazz vocals accompanied us all evening. Ken made recommendations from the menu: pan fried scallops followed by fresh vegetables and salad. And John Dory for mains. Simply delicious!

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Thank Una O
Kawasaki, Japan
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249 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This restaurant is behind Dejima on a dejima street and you can also see trams come and go through the window at the opposidte side. I ordered the most inexpensive set menu(US$29) and a decanter of white wine(USD10 Spanish?). The wine was very nice and as the dishes go, Salad, Carrot soup, espresso was very nice and fish with black... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Went to Garcon Ken after reading abt the place on Trip advisor. A small an cozy place across the Dutch Trading post at Dejima . Love the place and Ken himself was very nice to us. The food is outstanding and a cozy atmosphere . Highly recommended

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Thank Lars O
Nantes, France
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

If you are looking for a French touch for your meal, do not hesitate a minute, Ken is the one. He is very friendly and talkative (fluent in English & French from his travelling). The restaurant is not big and you might have trouble to find a table by the week-end, but I really recommend this address.

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Canberra, Australia
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657 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

This dinner was one of the best on our trip. The restaurant is small - maybe no more than 5 tables so remember to make a reservation. Ken greeted us at the door and ran through the menu which was short but covered everything. The atmosphere was fascinating - red tables set up in a small room with trams buzzing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Great combination of Western / Asian flavours in a selection of dishes. Just got me a basmati risotto with truffles and foie gras - excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-2 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki 850-0862, Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Nagasaki Prefecture  >  Nagasaki
  • Phone Number: +81 50-7506-1955

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?