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French

Gentil H


Gentil H Overview

Address

2f Gold Forest 5-chōme-18-17 Shirokanedai, Minato City, Tokyo 108-0071

Phone

+81 (0) 50-5868-5539

Access

12 minute walk from Meguro Station (JR Yamanote Line)
4 minute walk from Shirokanedai Station (Toei Mita Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line) Exit 1
3 minute drive from Meguro Exit on the Metropolitan Expressway Route 2 (Shuto Expressway)

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

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

Gentil H Description

Located in the hidden neighborhood of Shirokanedai, GENTIL H is a French restaurant that offers a harmonious dining experience. Led by Chef Keisuke Hirano, who gained experience at the renowned three Michelin-starred Joel Robuchon in Ebisu, this restaurant showcases his expertise in French cuisine. What sets GENTIL H apart is its commitment to using locally sourced ingredients from Shizuoka, as well as carefully selected seasonal ingredients from Japan and around the world. These ingredients are skillfully prepared using French culinary techniques to create dishes that are not only visually stunning but also bursting with flavors.

One of the highlights of GENTIL H is their pairing menu, which focuses on the theme of 'harmony.' The menu features dishes such as the roasted Aomori 'Silver Duck,' a specialty of the restaurant, and the foie gras fondant, which perfectly showcases Chef Hirano's ability to blend multiple ingredients together seamlessly. The restaurant also offers various tasting menus, including the 'MENUGENTILH' dinner course, which is a compilation of the restaurant's best dishes, and the 'MENUSAISON' lunch course, which highlights the freshest seasonal ingredients. For a truly special dining experience, guests can indulge in the 'MENULUXE' dinner course, which includes the exquisite roasted Aomori 'Silver Duck' as the main dish.

The interior of GENTIL H exudes an elegant and intimate atmosphere, making it the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or a special celebration. The chef and sommelier work closely together to curate a selection of wines that perfectly complement the flavors of the dishes. With its dedication to using high-quality ingredients, impeccable culinary skills, and attention to detail, GENTIL H is a must-visit destination for French cuisine lovers looking for a unique and unforgettable dining experience in Tokyo.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Upscale

Family-friendly

Private Dining Room

Non-smoking

WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Gentil H Reviews

Gentil H Google Average Rating

4.5

Gentil H Tabelog Average Rating

3.75

5

Google
We visited Gentil H for the multi course lunch. It was a special treat for my nephew’s birthday. We enjoyed the private room and each course was beautiful and well thought out. The server and chef took care of us and were very patient while I tried to Google Translate something that meant so much more than oishi(delicious). The chef even gave us food and drink recommendations for our trip to Kyoto. Both the chef and server essentially walked us out where I was presented with a small bag of tea(the birthday guy got one too). So kind! They continued to wave as we walked down the street. The whole experience was beyond what I’d imagined! :)

4

Google
A small restaurant in a quiet neighborhood off Platinum Street that has very good reviews so decided to try their lunch course. The service was just as you would expect and the dishes looked and tasted great. I could feel that a lot of thought has gone into the use of ingredients and presentation to give the feeling of Autumn. The portions are quite small though so perhaps can try a more expensive course next time. They have wine pairing for lunch too. Didn't expect the chef to come downstairs to send us off but it was a nice touch.

4

Google
Gentil H is located in a quiet residential area, and the place has very nice decor.

We wanted an escape from the Japanese food for our stay in Tokyo and decided on gentil h based on the positive tabelog reviews.
We went for the 4000 yen lunch course.

There are only 5 or 6 tables in the restaurant. Service was good and the staff were very attentive (maybe a bit overly polite...but it’s japan anyway..)

Wine was on the expensive side, as a glass of wine starts at 1500 yen and the definition of a "glass" is different from the US standard.
I was expecting that they would at least fill "half of the glass"
(glass size is normal), but my glass was only 30-40% filled...
Nonetheless, the sauvignon blanc I had was delicious and went well with the food...

The lunch course consists of 4 appetizers/small plates), the main dish, and two desserts.
The first appetizer La Sphere(blue cheese coated in a ball) had a delicate and sophisticated taste. The other appetizers were good but not as memorable.

Main course was impressive!
We ordered duck breast and butterfish(managatsuo) for the main course.
The duck was cooked to the perfect doneness and skin was crispy! But I still prefer the old-fashioned redwine sauce over the japanese ume/plum sauce...
On the other hand, the butterfish was the highlight of the course. The butterfish was topped with sliced radish and lotus root. Fish was very tender and fresh. Moreover, the zucchini sauce was absolutely genius!

Chef Hirano presented each course to us by himself, making the dining experience unique and personal. In spite of my very limited Japanese, the chef was very kind and willing to explain the ingredients to me in details.

Dessert was also above my expectation. The pumpkin ice cream with peanut butter cookies and chai sauce didn’t sound too promising nor french. But, it tasted really good and definitely the best pumpkin ice cream I ’ve had!
Pistachio macaron was a nice surprise as well.
And the coffee was probably more delicious than in most cafes!

One thing to note is that the food portion is small. I don’t have a big appetite, but I didn’t feel full at all after the 3 courses... The whole dining experience was also kind of long (3 hours).
But I guess these two things aren’t necessary downsides if one wants to enjoy a delicious meal with friends without being rushed or getting too full...

The only thing that I think could be significantly improved at gentil h is the baguette.. It tasted like reheated frozen baguette --hard outside and too moist inside. Even baguette from costco is better than that...

Minus 1 star is for the wine price/portion and baguette.

But overall, I am very satisfied with the dining experience at gentil h.
Bravo Chef Hirano!

5

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

I visited with my colleagues as a reward lunch at the end of the year. This was my second time using this restaurant, and I was once again impressed by the deliciousness of the food and the hospitality of the chef and staff, which exceeded my previous satisfaction level. At my favorite restaurant...

4.3

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

〖 Points〗 ✔️ L’école du Vin × Gentil H’s new collaboration event “A journey to enjoy the whole world - A new age of discovery! -” The theme of the second edition is “Enchanting and glossy...

4

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

Today's lunch was at John Tiash near Shirokanedai Station. The following came out. ○ Hot red shrimp tartare drunk with cognac, galette croustillane and celery root bonbon This is salty...

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