If you like eating basically 7 courses of salads and 3 desserts you will like this place. Annoying pressure from staff to get overpriced champagne and wine using glaring eyes if you don’t order.
The staff was exceptional, and the food was outstanding.
My husband and I were celebrating our one year wedding anniversary and honeymoon for two weeks in Japan. We decided to have lunch here on the last full day of our journey. The meal opened with a small golden bowl with liquor or wine of some sort (I forget exactly what it was, but it was lovely and set the mood for the afternoon), followed by seven courses, and closed with a matcha tea ceremony. Additionally, the kitchen provided a sweet treat of caramelized sugar sculpted into a cylindrical shape with holes cut out, featuring a lit candle inside; on the plate, the kitchen staff wrote out in piped chocolate the words "Happy Anniversary" (they'd reached out to me in response to my reservation, asking if we were celebrating anything and what they could write on our plate). Quite simply, the service was impeccable and incredibly well executed; the food was amazing, both in aesthetic and flavors and embodied true culinary artistry and creativity; the atmosphere was serenely beautiful and encouraged us to linger and enjoy the moment. It was clear that everyone, from the head chef, kitchen staff, servers, to the front of house staff took great pride and care in their work. If I could visit more frequently, I would but unfortunately, geography has us beat as we live in the U.S. We're already contemplating when we'll next visit Japan and hopefully, L'Effervescence! I highly recommend anyone visit, whether for a special occasion or the pure desire to have an exquisite culinary experience. Thank you to everyone at L'Effervescence for making our trip so memorable! I'll be following you from afar on Instagram. :)
The food experience was unforgettable. Love the ambiance. All the courses we had was well-curated and very delicious. The staff were very nice too.
Amazing everything! That is all you need to know!!!
Wonderful restaurant located close to Roppongi Hills and the Mori Art Museum. We were privileged to dine here on a Saturday afternoon and were last table to arrive as we had come by shinkansen from Kyoto. Ambience and service were outstanding and the food was delicious. An experience to remember!
Can’t believe the restaurant does not have 3 Michelin stars! It is one of the best meals we have ever had. The meal was perfect, setting was exquisite, and service was wonderful. We would definitely come back again!
Outstanding. Great performance
Everything is spotless. Nice ambiance, excellent service and best food.
My experience at the L'Effervescence was perfect for my gourmet trip in Japan. all staff were fully trained and doing outstanding work. All dish was sooooo good!! Especially wine food & pairing and food & non-alcoholic beverage pairing were great. (I had both pairing. )
Chef is creative. Fusion of sake, sake nuka, and green tea ceremony with French style presentation is one of a kind. Wine selection is strong and targeted to their dinner. Truly special restaurant.
Thanks a lot for the birthday surprise！Outstanding lunch experience！
We really enjoyed our dinner at L’Effervescence. The hospitality was impeccable and each delicious dish was presented with a story. We hope to be back for Pie #37
This is one of the best french restaurant I've ever been to. The cooking and flavor was perfect not to mention its decent service. I'd visit this place again on my next visit.
Impeccable experience throughout. Went here the night we got engaged, and were pleased with everything.
Had lunch with family on Christmas day 2018. Generally very good. A potential future 3 Michelin stars, but needs some tweaks based on the menu we had. The 4 hours cooked turnip should be more tender (may be even longer cook or at a different temperature). The monkfish was slightly overdone and the greens served with it were too chewy. Finally, the duck was too chewy. With tender and juicy roast duck available in numerous Chinese restaurants through out the world, if duck is going to be served as the main course, it needs to be as tender and juicy as the Chinese version. However, the potential was apparent and the overall experience was very good.
wonderful dining experience
Great food! Great place! Great service! Best experience in Tokyo in this trip.
Foods here remind me alot of the l'Arpege in Paris, but nothing from the Fat Duck. Although Quintessence is the one with roots connect with Alain Passard.
Wonderful! Cannot recommend enough. Perfect service. Amazing food
All items on tasting menu were delicious, exceptional service, best playlist. A most enjoyable dining experience. Would highly recommend to family and friends. Thank you L’effervescence
We’ve been fortunate enough to dine at a number of Michelin restaurants globally (New York, Italy, Austria), and we visited 3 other Michelin restaurants while in Japan, and L’Effervesence was the most disappointing one. Though the restaurant is tastefully designed, and service was polite and efficient, it was also quite stiff and impersonal. There were definitely a few pretentious moments (such as the table side matcha service with exaggerated napkin folding and movements). There was a weird option cheese course that was included in the set menu, but not physically listed on said menu, so that caused a bit of confusion. Overall, flavours were good, but no dish stood out in particular, and no story was told through the menu. There was also some questionable plating on one or two dishes (ie the sashimi scallops that supposedly painted a portrait of the sky…). At payment, our card was declined twice, and they informed us they did not have a chip reader when I asked them to insert the card, rather than swipe it. This is quite shocking for a Michelin restaurant, albeit a 1 star one. We used the same card our entire trip, before and after the restaurant, so our card was not the issue. This particular card has no foreign transaction fees, so it was definitely irritating to pay over 50,000 yen for a mediocre dinner, and then have to use a different card WITH foreign transaction fees because the restaurant wasn’t properly equipped.
Best meal of my life. Creative dishes, wonderful flavors, excellent pairing. Maybe my only critique is that the pairing does not include a drink for each course (or even a warning that an upcoming course will not include a drink), so kind of a bummer and disappointing from a value perspective.
For duck main course, negi and cavolo nero are redundant.
Fish meal is bitter because of the over-roasted fish skin and ginkgo nuts.
I don't understand the wild grape element which tastes so-so.
The small cakes still leave much room for improvement compared to other awesome patisserie stores.
For ambiance, it's a little bit noisy.
The above is what I don't really like.
But for other parts, everything is super impressing, actually second to none.
I especially love the turnip, Almanac (the first meal), duck roast with white truffle, monkfish liver pie and unripe mandarin jelly.
Overall it's a wonderful experience.
The standard of food is close to Michelin 3-stars.
First time visit to L’Effervescence. I got sit in the private room for lunch. Service, food, wine and ambiance was perfect!!