Yes, this cafe would be worth knowing about for their dessert souffles alone - some dozen or so varieties ranging from vanilla to Grand Marnier and Calvados. But Le Souffle also offers a full menu of remarkably high-quality French cooking, from straightforward starters like scallop salad and foie gras to substantial meat and fish dishes. Plus some dozen savory souffles, including a standout salmon souffle.
Main-course prices add up (Y1400-3000 per dish a la carte), but there's an economical Y5000 full-course dinner that includes appetizer, fish and meat courses, topped off with a dessert souffle. And the wine list has some very nice choices in the under-Y5000 range.
If you're here just for dessert, you won't be disappointed - besides the sweet souffles there are a couple dozen other choices, including an excellent Calvados-infused apple pie and several ice cream concoctions. The tea lounge in front sells chocolates and cakes to go. One thing to note - in spite of the prices, this is basically a cafe, with a corresponding level of service and decor - rather than a full-blown restaurant. Also, remember to bring your money - credit cards are not accepted. On the plus side, the cafe portion stays open all day, so you can drop by for a mid-afternoon souffle when most Tokyo restaurants are closed.
by Robb Satterwhite
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.