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French: Bistro

Fawn Description

Located near the Kintetsu Nara Station, FAWN is a charming French bistro in the heart of Nara. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area. The menu at FAWN features a delightful selection of French cuisine with a touch of creativity and innovation, showcasing the chef's skill and passion for culinary art.

One of the standout dishes at FAWN is their carefully crafted courses that highlight the freshest ingredients and bold flavors. From delectable appetizers to mouth-watering main courses, each dish is a work of art that pleases both the eyes and the palate. The restaurant's attention to detail extends to its presentation, with each plate beautifully arranged to enhance the dining experience. Whether you're a fan of classic French dishes or looking to explore new flavors, FAWN offers a culinary journey that is sure to impress even the most discerning food enthusiasts.

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Fawn Overview


1122-12 Takabatakechō, Nara, Nara 630-8301


+81 (0) 742-25-3009


18 minute walk from Nara Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Outdoor seating


Fawn Reviews

Fawn Google Average Rating



My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and enjoyed an amazing dinner! The place was fully booked even on a Monday evening so we were very lucky to have been able to make reservations.
The staff members are all very polite and nice, the food amazing and the restaurant itself is very cozy!
We will definitely be going again!
Ps especially the fish was delicious!


We wanted to have a fine dining experience during our trip and decided to check out this restaurant which was highly rated by the Michelin guide and the experience was excellent. The food was top-notch and the staff was extremely friendly. Some in our party had dietary restrictions which they were more than happy to cater to despite it being a set menu. The location is very Central and right under one of the most beautiful pagodas in the city and near a lake. The restaurant was extremely reasonable considering the quality and amount of food. Top Notch wine as well. Overall highly recommended for a wonderful French culinary experience


From a French restaurant near Nara Park
It's a small restaurant with a nice atmosphere.
From the first plate to the date, we enjoyed all the handmade dishes from noon. Next time, I would like to try the dinner.


The wagyu lunch set was incredible - every dish was very well-cooked, great layers of flavors, attentive service, and bright & comfy vibes.

I had A-course (one main dish) 3500¥ and upgraded to wagyu rump steak with additional 660¥. The appetizers were impressive, espagot in pesto/ amberjack carpaccio with apple salad, then a bowl of hearty pumpkin soup. The main dish, wagyu steak, cooked perfectly, though rump steak is usually lean but wagyu gives it rich texture, not to mention the very cute deer deco made by carrot.

The dessert fits autumn theme well - chestnut puree and dark chocolate paste with custard ice cream. A bit heavy for me but quite authentic. Special thanks to the staff who helped me to serve everything in 1hr (I was in a hurry) but still in an attentive & considerate tempo without rushing.

Lunch is cash only. No complaints given the very reasonable price in this Michelin guide place. Will be back!


I really recommend foreign tourists and all guests who have special anniversary. Of course all dishes are great and atmosphere is also good. Hospitality is so kind and service speed is good!

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