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Top five Tokyo restaurants for artistic French cuisine

Treat both your eyes and taste buds at these luxurious spots

In collaboration with Pocket Concierge

Whenever a special occasion rolls around, there's no going wrong with a Michelin-grade French meal: not only an unforgettable culinary experience, such a treat is bound to also make for a near-artistic visual adventure. Tokyo has more than its fair share of restaurants worth consideration in this genre, but picking out the right one – one that combines delicious food, beautiful plating and a luxurious atmosphere – can be a challenge. Again teaming up with crack restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge, we now bring you five locally run candidates that satisfy all of the above conditions. From a spot with gorgeous views of Tokyo Station to a homely but refined eatery in residential Meguro, this quintet won't let you down. Pick your favourite, make a reservation through the direct link, and you're set for a meal to remember.

Alternatively, check out these spots for classy Japanese dining and these five for a luxurious Italian meal.

The French top five

L'eau a la Bouche

Its classical, Western-style stone building has been around since the 1920s, but Aoyama's L'eau a la Bouche is a little more modern than that. Specialising in both visually and culinarily pleasing French cuisine, the restaurant adheres to the ethos of 'food as art'...

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Au gout du jour Nouvelle Ere

Located on the fifth floor of the Shin-Marunouchi Building, this exclusive French restaurant features gorgeous views of Tokyo Station and serves up seasonal cuisine simply crafted from top-quality ingredients...

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Restaurant Ryuzu

Staking a strong claim for the best French food in Roppongi, the conveniently located Ryuzu boasts two Michelin stars and focuses on bringing the best out of seasonal ingredients, sourced from all across the country...

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Bon Chemin

For authentic French flavours in residential Gohongi, look no further than this small and comfy eatery. We have to recommend the chef's special, a full-course dinner that changes daily to accommodate the best seasonal ingredients...

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Édition Koji Shimomura

With seven years of training in France under his belt, champion chef Koji Shimomura conjures up light but elegant and flavourful cuisine at Édition, his Roppongi-Itchome base and one of the most vaunted upscale French restaurants in the city...

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