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The Michelin Guide has consistently awarded more stars to Tokyo dining establishments than any other city in the world. I created this blog as my personal Tokyo restaurant guide, but I hope you will also enjoy reading it. If you have been to any of the same places feel free to leave some comments about your own experiences.



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Friday, 1 June 2012

L'AS Omotesando, ラス表参道

It is rare these days that your (occasionally) jaded correspondent would count a restaurant as a genuine discovery but L'AS, situated just off Koto Dori in Aoyama/ Omotesando, is one. This is a fairly new restaurant, fitted out in a pleasant, contemporary style and with the kitchen pretty much in the restaurant - adding somewhat of a Japanese touch to your usual French fine-dining decor.

L'AS indeed offers a fine dining experience, but with a prix fixe set for 5,000 yen it is just about the best value in town I can think of. 5,000 yen is not cheap mind you, but the inventiveness of the cooking and the quality would command much higher prices anywhere in the world. So, how can they do it so cost effectively? I would say that its mainly because the menu is totally fixed for two weeks. Everyone who goes there eats exactly the same thing. This means that, not only are the ingredients easy to plan and the preparation fast, but the cooks get better and better at these dishes as they gradually build up their repertoire for the future.

Definitely go and try L'AS while they still have the passion of the new!


They also save money by having you pull our your own cutlery through the meal.


Open kitchen adds to the buzz


Amuse of "sora mame" (a kind of bean) served in different temperatures


Mighty decent lump of foie gras with fig jam on cinnamon tartlet


Superb bread


Salmon roll with cucumber foam on avocado puree


"Bouillabaisse" with toast and eggplant spread


Duck pie with jus


Accompanied by radish with marmalade


The pre-dessert of sweet tomato confit and olive oil


They graciously "de-banana'd" my chocolate and toffee crunch




http://las-minamiaoyama.com/
Tel: 03-3406-0880

2 comments:

Francisco Betancourt said...

hey buddy thanks a lot for your review. Will take my Gf for her birthday tomorrow.
I just called and they have English speaking staff which is extra convenient too

cheers

Francisco Betancourt

Francisco Betancourt said...

hey buddy
thanks for your review, looks like a gorgeous place. will take the girl tomorrow there for her Birthday, will let you know

they have engish speaking staff which helpos a lotn
cheers
Francisco