The French restaurant "Le petit restaurant epi" in Ebisu, Tokyo has since its opening in 2006 only grown in popularity as a cozy location to casually enjoy authentic French cuisine. "I chose this quiet residential corner 5 minutes from Daikanyama and Ebisu I felt destiny; the moment I saw the premises, I could picture the entire restaurant, down to the interior" says owner-chef Tomonori Suzuki. Originally trained in France, Mr. Suzuki honed his skills at neighboring Ebisu French locations as well as Kanda Belgian restaurant "Champ de Soleil" before starting his own business.
Mr. Suzuki's epi focuses on being "your neighborhood dining table", a relaxed and homey place where customers can enjoy authentic French cuisine. Epi's specialte, lusciously cooked mussels, are both exceptionally large and full of milky flavor; unthinkable at any other, the chef's tight relationships with his Miyazaki sources allows him to obtain the best of first-rate ingredients. Aside the mussels steamed with white wine, fans also covet epi's steamed escargot in butter and the herb and butter oven bake as well. Epi's original bouillabaisse too is an unforgettable fusion of chef Suzuki's experience in France and the 'bouillabaisse' the Japanese population is accustomed with. The restaurant is not nearly food-only; its wine lineup, anchored by French Bourgognes, mariages beautifully with most all of the chef's imaginative menus.
In addition to indoor table seating, epi also offers terrace seating for up to 6; on sunny days, we highly recommend enjoying a meal out on the terrace, relaxing in the pleasant breeze. The hall, furbished with a warm wooden feel, and the entrance, decorated with plants, pay brilliant homage to the restaurants of southern France, a further layer adding depth to your experience. All in all, Le petit restaurant epi is a must-try for anyone hoping for an authentic French restaurant that puts the pretense aside; whether for a casual family outing, date, girls' night out, or casual reception, chef Suzuki provides a truly magnificent flavor of France.
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A 5-minute walk from Daikanyama Station (Tokyu Toyoko Line)
A 5-minute walk from Ebisu Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
A 6-minute walk from Ebisu Station (JR Lines)