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Chef's Description

Located in Tokyo, Chef's is a Chinese restaurant that specializes in 'subtraction-style' Chinese cuisine, known for its delicate flavors that bring out the natural taste of the ingredients. The restaurant's philosophy is rooted in the belief that true luxury lies in food that not only looks impressive but also brings happiness to both the mind and body. This philosophy was established by the late Chef Wang Huiran, who was born into a family of politicians in Shanghai and became a chef out of passion. Even after his passing, Chef's continues to uphold his culinary principles.

The name of the restaurant, 'Chef's,' comes from the Chinese characters for 'happiness' and 'creator,' reflecting the restaurant's commitment to creating a joyful dining experience. The menu at Chef's features a selection of traditional Chinese dishes that showcase the beauty of simplicity and the art of subtraction. Each dish is carefully prepared using high-quality ingredients to bring out their natural flavors. From the moment you step into the restaurant, you will be greeted by a simple and refined ambiance that is suitable for various occasions.

One of the highlights of Chef's is its extensive drink menu, which includes a variety of wines, Japanese sake, shochu, and Shaoxing wine. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or looking to try something new, Chef's has a drink to complement your meal. With its dedication to subtraction-style Chinese cuisine, Chef's sets itself apart from other dining establishments by offering a unique and refined dining experience that celebrates the essence of each ingredient.

Chef's Overview


1F Fujiwa Hightown Shinjuku 1-chōme-24-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022


+81 (0) 3-3352-9350


5 minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoen-mae Station (Marunouchi Line), Exit Oogido-mon.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Tue: 5:30PM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Wheelchair Accessible




Sake Selection

Chef's Reviews

Chef's Google Average Rating



My favorite Shanghai style restaurant. If you crave for not-greasy and very delicate Chinese dishes, it is for you! Priced reasonable. List of beverage/wine might seem limited to you, and enjoy Chinese corn wine with various ages.

Starting end of October, the full moon crabs are in season, and without "Chef's", you will miss pungent savor of those lake crabs.

Better reserve in advance, and don't forget to consult them what appetite you have, and they will try to fix to it. Especially if you/your companion require special attention for dishes/occasion, discussion before visit will help a lot.


Incredible Chinese cuisine. Five Stars!


This month's lunch menu includes rice bowls, fried rice, yakisoba, and chef's curry, and the lunch set comes with a salad that accentuates the crunchy texture.It's also nice to be able to enjoy a pot of hot tea. The Hainanese rice bowl features slow-grilled chicken thighs topped with the store's special sauce and plenty of green onions, and the rice is so juicy that you can easily cut it with a spoon, and the green onions are an accent. The paiko bowl is crispy fried pork loin in a sauce with a hint of black vinegar.The Chinese food here is said to be Shanghai home cooking, so it has a gentle and elegant taste.