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Espice Description

Located in Kobe, Espice is a French restaurant that offers a unique and innovative dining experience. The restaurant boasts a refined and sophisticated atmosphere, inspired by the theme of the earth. The menu at Espice focuses on using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create inventive and creative French dishes.

Led by Chef Emitsune Yuki, who honed his skills at a three Michelin-starred restaurant in France, Espice offers a culinary journey that combines Mediterranean flavors with Japanese influences. The chef's expertise and creativity are showcased in every dish, which are meticulously prepared using innovative techniques.

One of the standout features of Espice is their pairing menu, where the chef's carefully crafted dishes are expertly matched with a selection of wines or non-alcoholic beverages. This enhances the dining experience and allows guests to fully appreciate the depth and complexity of flavors in each dish.

Whether you're looking for a special occasion dinner or simply want to indulge in a unique and memorable meal, Espice is the perfect choice. With its refined ambiance, inventive cuisine, and expertly curated pairing menu, this restaurant sets itself apart from others in the area. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure at Espice and discover the harmonious blend of French and Japanese flavors.

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Espice Overview


2-chōme-3-25 Nakayamatedōri, Chuo Ward, Hyogo 650-0004


+81 (0) 78-333-1919


3 minute walk from Sannomiya Station (Kobe Municipal Subway)
7 minute walk from Sannomiya Station (JR Line).

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails




Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Espice Reviews

Espice Google Average Rating



Enjoyed the experience visually more than gustatorially.


Very delicious and creative French cuisine


A French restaurant that I have been interested in for two years ☆
The lunch price was higher than what I had seen two years ago, but it was a celebratory lunch, so I was looking forward to visiting.

[Half lunch course and 5 pairings]
Starting with four hospitality dishes and champagne, each dish is so cute that you can enjoy it with your eyes.
The four dishes were all light in flavor and made with ingredients such as bamboo charcoal, pumpkin, and fruit.

I had Spanish mackerel (I liked this flavor the best), Shirako, Bouinada (the flavor was a little strong for me), and wine to go with the food, and by this point I was full. . .

Even though I was full, the Ezo deer meat that followed was delicious and had no smell!
I enjoyed it with a nice 1999 wine.
Personally, I thought the balance would have been better if the dessert tea and sweets included something a little more refreshing.

The wines that went with the dishes were all delicious, with plates that allowed you to enjoy each dish individually!
The atmosphere of the restaurant was casual and I was able to enjoy my meal without worrying about other customers.

I wish the lunch prices were a little more reasonable. .
It was a store I was interested in, so I'm happy that I was able to go there at least once ☆

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