Opened in 2011, this masterful Nakameguro spot sure succeeds in bringing a sourire (smile) to our faces every time. Chef Takahiro Yuzawa makes the trip to Tsukiji daily, returning with superb seafood and produce that forms the basis for his uncomplicated, Japanese-inspired French cooking. His ethos of simplicity and gradual fusion is on full display in the eel and foie gras terrine, an exquisite combo that's become something of a Yuzawa signature. At dinner, the Menu Sourire (¥7,500 plus tax and service) is an excellent choice that'll get you all the flavours of the season without breaking the bank, while the Menu Bonheur (¥15,000) is recommended for those who really want to challenge the chef. Lunch sets start from ¥3,000, so first-timers might want to visit during the day to get their bearings.
AK-3 Bldg 2F, 1-15-2 Aobadai, Meguro-ku
|Opening hours:||12noon-3pm (last orders 1pm), 6pm-9pm (Sat, Sun & hols from 6.30pm) / closed Wed, 3rd Tue of every month, for lunch on Thursdays|
|Transport:||Nakameguro Station (Tokyu Toyoko, Hibiya lines)|