A Ta Gueule Orient Express
Kiba: French
A Ta Gueule Orient Express (Kiba: French)
A Ta Gueule Orient Express
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays

Located a bit off the beaten track, this intimate 28-seat restaurant is a serious gourmet destination, serving high-level cuisine at down-to-earth prices. Owner-chef George Sumura is a veteran of the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and a two-star restaurant in Brussels, and his menu is especially strong in game dishes.

Some recent examples include Boudin Noir sausages made from wild boar; a terrine of rabbit and foie gras; and venison consomme with foie gras and truffles. Meats are complemented by a supporting cast of top-grade vegetables - many mains are accompanied by heirloom Kamakura vegetables, while the Kamakura Garden Salad is filled with lovely and exotic greens fresh-picked that morning.

Before working at Raffles, Somura was a chef on the Orient Express, and the rather unique lounge area of the restaurant, where you can take your coffee and dessert or after-dinner drinks, occupies a real train carriage. Prix-fixe lunches (an especially good deal) start at Y1700, dinners from Y5500, or you can order a la carte. The French wine lists starts at around Y3600/bottle.

Koto-ku, Kiba 3-19-8.
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Venue listing from Bento.com5 Star Rating: highly recommended