The 3-Michelin Star restaurant Quintessence offers some of the best French cuisine in Tokyo. Led by Chef Shuzo Kishida, Quintessence is considered to be one of the finest restaurants in Japan. According to Chef Shuzo Kishida, the key to success of the restaurant largely depends on how “caisson” or the art of fire is being used during cooking. This knowledge of dealing with fire while cooking was acquired by Chef Kishida while he was working at the L’Astrance in Paris. Even though the process is time consuming to roast the meat at low-temperature, it is imperative to extract the exclusive flavor from it.
And one more thing about Quintessence is that reserving a table at the restaurant is quite a daunting task as reservations are accepted 2 months ahead. In fact securing a table at the 3-Michelin star L’Astrance in Paris is much easier than booking a table in Quintessence. And only boking through telephone is accepted and no email bookings.
The interior of the hotel is well-designed with low-ceilings and slate tiled floors. There are total seven tables present in the dining room along with banquette along the wall and even a small private dining room. The wall above the banquette is beautifully designed with brown leather tiles and are dimly lit to provide a soothing atmosphere. The dark wood ceiling and the crisp linen tablecloths on every table adds to the environment.