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4.5 (726) $$$$ $$$$ French, Modern


Summary: Seasonal French cuisine with over 600 wines.

Quintessence stands out as an elite dining destination in the heart of the city, boasting an ever-changing 13-course tasting menu that showcases modern French cuisine. With a wine cellar that houses over 600 varieties, mainly French, the restaurant offers a truly immersive gastronomic experience. Despite the challenge of securing a reservation, which must be done two months in advance, culinary aficionados are drawn to Quintessence for its reputation of excellence and the creative genius of its seasoned team. The establishment's commitment to exploring the depths of cuisine is embodied in their 'Carte Blanche' menu, reflecting a philosophy that emphasizes the purity of ingredients, precision in cooking, and the delicate balance of flavors. Specialties such as goat’s-milk bavarois and meringue ice cream are testament to the innovative approach that keeps Quintessence at the pinnacle of the city's fine dining scene.


3 Stars
La Liste
Score 96.0 / 100 2023
Ranked # 118 in the World 2023
Gault & Millau
4 Toques
4 Toques
50 Best
Ranked # 45 in Asia 2019
Ranked # 38 in Asia 2018
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6 Chome-7-29 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0001, Japan

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