Akasaka has earned the image of being a stereotypical nightlife area for adults to socialize in hostess clubs and ryoteis. This image is furthered by the fact that the area has never had and even today does not have many quality restaurants, compared to the number of drinking establishments.
Chemins is on the Tameike Sanno side of Akasaka. It is a few short minutes walk from the major 5-way intersection there and Akasaka 2-Chome police box. This area has a different character entirely from the rest of Akasaka where many smaller buildings with hostess clubs filled with patrons of various nationalities stand right next to each other. The restaurant is now located on the grounds of the well-known Akasaka Tameike Tower. While it is a part of the Tower complex, it occupies the stand alone annex building on the site and is thereby able to achieve and maintain its own identity as a stand alone restaurant.
Since end of 2008, Satoru Nobusada has been the chef at this highly acclaimed restaurant. He creates imaginative French dishes by combining his acquired skill of traditional French cuisine and his creative ability to utilize quality domestic ingredients from across the country including ones from his hometown of Okayama. Savor his dishes with wines recommended by Chemin's highly acclaimed sommelier Shibata.
In the waiting area covered in crimson colored wallpaper featuring an emblem of an old French mansion and a small chandelier you feel your expectations rise to an even higher level. The main and private dining spaces are simply but elegantly themed with brown and light beige colors. Service staffs are slightly playful but not pretentious so as to ensure that you savor a quality dining experience.
From outside, you can see the lighted interior through the large window. Weather permitting, they open the window to allow the guests to feel the breeze of the city. The visual image of people enjoying excellent food and service in this open space enhances the image of the area. This is definitely a restaurant for those who not only know how to savor a quality dining experience, but who also know how to contribute to a dining atmosphere as well.
Lunch:Set Course Menus available at 2,900 yen, 3,900 yen, and 5,500 yen.
Dinner:Set Course Menus available at 6,000yen, 8,600 yen, and 12,000 (Chef's Specialty Course) yen A La Carte menu also available.
Owner-Sommelier Shibata confidently suggests wines to match your dishes. His wines are selected mainly from France. But, a few are selected from other wine producing countries in Europe.Bottles are available from 5,900 yen, although the majority are found at around 8,000 yen. Wine by the glass is priced from 1,000 yen to 1,300 yen. Champagne by the glass is priced 1,300 yen to 1,500 yen.
Address:AkasakaTameikeTower Annex 1F 2-17-7 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052
Nearest Station(s):Akasaka(Tokyo Metro) Tameikesanno(Tokyo Metro)
Average Cost:Average dinner cost: 8,000 yen -
Business Hours: Lunch:11:30-14:00(L.O.) / Dinner:18:00-21:30(L.O.)
Closed on Sunday
The restaurant is open on Sunday which is a national holiday and closed on following Monday.
Credit Card:JCB/Diners Club /VISA/Master/AMEX etc.