Restaurant L'aube

  • Anniversary Services

  • English Menu

  • English Speaking Staff

A trio of veteran chef, patissier, and sommelier deliver in harmony a beautiful French symphony.

3 minutes from Akabanebashi Station, in the center of Tokyo's Megalopolis, on the 2nd floor of a backstreet building, awaits 'Restaurant L'aube and its world gourmet guide award. A reunion project of former chef Hideaki Imahashi, patissier Shoko Hirase, and sommelier Hiroshi Ishida of Harajuku's 'Keisuke Matsushima', 'L'aube' opened its doors in 2016. The three are all giants of their field; chef Imahashi and patissier Hirase were trained in Paris and Nice, hot-spots in French cuisine, and sommelier Ishida is a former Japanese sommelier contest-champion and a decorated veteran of awards across the globe. This tri-ni-set comes together to produce a harmony of 'L'aube', or 'dawn', of 'birth'.

Both lunch and dinner offers courses of 5-7 layers. Chef Imahashi, drawing on his past as a farming chef, concocts a course centered on Kamakura vegetables grown on sea-side, nutrient-rich soil. Coupled with fresh-caught fish from Kyushu's Amakusa, and the finest selected meats from both Japan and abroad, 'L'aube' serves a classical yet visionary French cuisine.

Patissier Hirase too showcases her craft; from live slicing of oven-fresh loaves of bread at your table-side, to delicate sweets served in exquisite jewelry boxes, 'Laube' brings an exciting approach to presentation sure to make your hear dance.

Wines selected from new and old world alike, from France but also South Africa, the Americas, Georgia, and others, line 'L'aube''s impressive cellar. From this selection sommelier Ishida proposes wine-pairing options tailored to each guest.

The dining hall, with 24 seats, is illuminated through walls lined with lighting reminiscent of champagne bubbles. The ornate, Möbius strip-themed centerpiece at each table is similarly striking. The hall offers not just a luminescent mood; from the dining guests can gaze into the kitchen, and watch the masters of foods and pastries spin their craft.

'L'aube' is thoroughly guests-first; with a balanced sense of distancing, they will deliver every time on orchestrating incredible symphonies for your most cherished anniversaries. Do visit this magnificent hall, of extraordinary harmony playing music to the senses, for an experience you will treasure for the ages.
* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■2-minute walk from Akabanebashi Station Nakanohashi-Exit (Toei Oedo Line)



  • 60's

    Date of Visit: 1/2019
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 1/2019
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other




Restaurant L'aube [Restaurant L'aube(レストランローブ)]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

Lunch:12:00-15:00(L.O.13:30) Dinner:18:00-24:00(L.O.21:00)


Sunday, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month


1-17-9, Higashi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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Restaurant L'aube [Restaurant L'aube(レストランローブ)]