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“Absolutely brilliant bar”
Review of Takazawa

Takazawa
Ranked #12 of 12,829 Restaurants in Minato
Cuisines: French, Japanese, Contemporary, Fusion
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Akasaka, Roppongi
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Just around the corner from the main restaurant Chef Takazawa and his wife Akiko preside over what is probably the best bar in Tokyo. The food here is much simpler than that in the restaurant but the quality of ingredients and the imagination and skill with which they are presented is fully the equal of the more formal dining room.

Seasonal specialities on a recent visit included superb sea urchin in a kombu jelly, tempura soft roe and the best oysters I have ever eaten. Croquettes of foie gras were unbelievably moreish and the duck bolognaise was unctuous in the extreme. Japanese cheeses and a mainly herb based ice cream plate made a great finale to the meal.

A full wine list is available but a tasting of three japanese whiskers followed by sake by the glass matched the food well.

Takazawa's restaurant is one of the best in the world but the bar comes a close second with a more relaxed atmosphere and a smaller (depending on your drinking habits) strain on the wallet.

Worth every penny!

1  Thank muchtravelled001
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

Chef Takazawa san and his delightful wife Akiko know how to take care of those seeking a dining experience of exceptional diversity, quality and taste.

Each time I have visited you experience something so out of the ordinary, you wonder how he thinks it up !!

This time around it was the "Big Shell Fish" which was the largest and most succulent scallop I've ever eaten rarely available from Okinawa and if that wasn't enough it was wrapped in filo pastry !!

One course commenced by the presence of a woolen glove on your plate called Farmers Market !!

You have to wear this to protect you from the heat of the dish and what looked like breadcrumbs in to which you feel around to find a potato of indescribable taste and succulence !!

Wild Boar with truffles and quail egg was another distinctive course we enjoyed.

Small and intimate seating only 10 it is a dining experience from a wonderfully inventive chef...

It is a must for at least once in your life !!

1  Thank RGGold
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Reviewed April 6, 2016

Takazawa was one of the top dining experiences of my life, for reasons beyond the food. We made our reservation well in advance after trying for over a year. The small but beautifully appointed restaurant had only three tables for a total of 6 patrons dining. Everything felt so personal and unique. The food obviously blew us away, specifically the ratatouille, spring roll, live fish shot, etc. However the highlight of the experience was Akiko-san and Yoshi-san. I felt like we were dining with them at their home, so warm and friendly. We were the last table to leave and Yoshi-san ran outside in the rain to put us in a cab. Can you imagine any other chef on his level doing the same?

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1  Thank Adrianna R
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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had. The food was perfect and presentation was original. Akiko was incredibly accommodating and a wonderful hostess. An incredibly memorable experience

1  Thank CHC238
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Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful dinner what I ever had. Every pieces of the menu was excelent. I wont tell what menu include because it's also some kind of art. Only minus was the wine. They DONT HAVE ANY GOOD WINES?!

2  Thank TyttiSal
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