English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 35 reviews)
The food was very delicious. The service quick and professional. Loved the exterior and interior. A must if you are near Anjo or Okazaki.
Visited May 2018
“Surprisingly romantic and delicious! ”
We stumbled over this gem of a wonderful restaurant! Very romantic ambience and absolutely delicious food. It is on a pricey side, but so worth it! The plating, the quality of meal, the flavors - all was superb! We just wish we lived closer to this place!
Visited May 2017
“Beautiful Restaurant with Wonderful Ambience”
I visited this restaurant with my wife on a quiet Sunday evening. At first glance it was quite hidden and had a very unassuming (but typically Japanese) entrance gate. Once inside, we were greeted with a quaintly inviting garden which I found calming. The restaurant itself was quiet when we visited ...but wasn't short of atmosphere and character. It looked to me like a great place to hold a small wedding function a thought echoed with their course-only menu. My wife and I were promptly greeted and seated in the main room looking out into a back garden with a white pergola. The interior of the restaurant is adorned with floral patterns and a distinctive Western design. While this wasn't kitschy, it could lend itself to perhaps trying to be something that it wasn't. Overall though, I did like the atmosphere and design. On our day, my wife and I were treated to a six course menu. As each course came out, we were greeted with exceptional service of what each dish was, and what cutlery to use. Each dish that came out looked delicious, but extremely minimal. As we ate our way through courses, I found myself wondering when and what the main course was going to be. To my surprise and (disappointment), the main was tenderloin with seasonal vegetables. While I loved the arrangement of the plate, the serving size was as small as the entree before it. The taste and texture of the beef was great, but was far too short lived. The support cast of vegetables were well selected, but far too plain. There is definitely a fusion feel of Japanese with European - and it succeeds in some ways. Dessert was a slice of Earl Grey chiffon cake with kumquat marmalade. I liked the cake and found the kumquat palatable, but nothing special. Tea came out after dessert and was made from a floral blend that smelt distinctly of rose. It was a great way to round out the courses and warmed me up. Overall I liked the ambience of the restaurant and enjoyed the service. And while I found the food to be quite nice, however, the small portioned sizes was underwhelming and left me largely unsatisfied. Nothing lasted long enough to be enjoyed, and felt like a chef's sampler rather than an actual set course menu. I recommend this restaurant to visitors to Anjo and the Mikawa region looking for a Western-styled restaurant with Japanese sensibilities. It would be a very nice place to host a small engagement party or wedding reception, especially in the Spring months. It is easily accessed from Anjo train station and there is ample car parking out the front.
Visited March 2016
“Great Atmosphere, Mediocre Cuisine”
I visited the restaurant with my husband for (a six course) dinner on a quiet Sunday night, partly to celebrate our one-year anniversary. Upon entering the premises I found the building and surrounding garden quite charming. Japanese at first sight, but you could definitely see the Western influence...s when entering the building. For promising its guests French-Japanese fusion cuisine the restaurant surely delivers the right atmosphere. Our dinner consisted of - Octopus and spring cabbage tomato stew - Spicy pork with cheese in a Meyer lemon - New onion potage - Beef tenderloin and seasonal vegetables - Cherry blossom shirasu ochazuke - Earl Grey chiffon cake with kumquat marmalade (with sweet floral tea) Unfortunately I found the food mediocre at best. None of the foods truly blew me away or made me go "mm". The bitter aftertaste of the pork and lemon dish felt like a miss, the main course (beef tenderloin and vegetables) offered little taste, and the chiffon cake felt a little underwhelming. A positive was the tender and tasty octopus in the tomato stew. The portion sizes were expected, but I can't imagine the course being very filling if you visit on an empty stomach. The location of the restaurant was good if you consider the short walk from Anjo station, however I wonder if it's as convenient for someone not staying or visiting Anjo. A bit of a middle-of-nowhere feeling, if you will. All in all I might recommend the restaurant if you are interested in French-Japanese fusion, appreciate nice decor, and are in the vicinity of Anjo. However, if you want to splurge in a bit of extravagance for dinner I am sure there are better options out there, for example in the nearby city of Nagoya. As a side note I'd imagine this to be a nice wedding party location.
Visited March 2016
The most gourmet meal I have had since coming to Japan! We came with a group of people for lunch and had a great time. The staff is really friendly and explained with finesse each of our eight courses. The portions were perfect and all the dishes were aesthetically pleasing, we had the Sakura lunch ...set. The food itself was absolutely delicious and blended Japanese, Italian, and French flavors in what is a most divine savory experience. The decor of what seems like a refurbished traditional house was simple, classic, and organic and we could view the beautiful garden from the large window in the dining area. A little of the beaten track, this restaurant offers the refined dinner a quality culinary experience and an elegantly zen atmosphere. This is the type of place I would like to bring friends and family when they come over for a visit to experience the art of some of Japan's best chefs.
Visited February 2016