Tokyo’s Michelin 3 Star French Restaurant
Experience Tokyo’s fine dining scene at L’Osier, a Michelin 3-Star French restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo. Tokyo is famous for good food, and here, you can experience high-class French cuisine. The restaurant is run by the Shiseido brand – beauty in both makeup and food, perhaps?
According to the Michelin Guide:
The elegant dining room, pleasant service, highly skilled sommeliers and other features make this one of Japan’s world-class restaurants. Chef Olivier CHAIGNON carefully selects quality ingredients and, while basing his cooking on classic cuisine, pursues his own original ideas. Specialities include butter poached disk abalone, grilled tile fish with scales intact and Racan pigeon rôti.https://gm.gnavi.co.jp/shop/0115039902/
We’ve also compiled a list of the Michelin Star restaurants in Tokyo for your convenience.
Review: Our Visit to L’Osier
We visited Ginza’s L’Osier for lunch for my husband’s birthday. I had made a reservation well in advance – it’s nice they’re clear about which days have availability. For the menu, I went middle-of-the-road with their “LES BELLES GOURMANDES” at ¥15,000 per person – not too shabby for a 3 star Michelin restaurant. I recommend checking out the menu on their site since they have seasonal offerings too, but since it was our first time, I chose from their classics.
Lunch Course at L’Osier
Lunch began with this adorable display and a selection of wine.
I’m not sure what else to say, other than everything was delicious and so meticulous in their crafting! The staff were very attentive, offering an explanation with every dish. The variety of foods kept us entertained, and the protein portions were just right in filling us up.
Soon enough, these cute little creations came by. Great fun for photo enthusiasts.
When we thought, okay, that was dessert, the “main course” of the dessert came. An apple-themed seasonal plate. So cute! And much yum.
After we finished up, we got our coffee and tea. Then the desserts just kept coming! When the chocolates came and we weren’t sure if we were grabbing too many, they just told us, “most people take a few more.” I think my husband tried all of them. I guess, why not? Pretty much all you can eat chocolates and tea snacks after you finish up your meal – not a bad way to finish up!
Our Overall Impression of L’Osier
Worth coming back? Probably, yes for the seasonal menu! It was a delicious experience with plenty of photo ops. It’s on the classier side, though, so probably not necessarily a place to experience Japan’s unique culture per se. That said, this felt like a very Ginza experience. If you’re looking for a high-class restaurant with a special someone, L’Osier is a great choice.