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Recte Description

Located in the trendy neighborhood of Daikanyama in Tokyo, Recte is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. This one-star French restaurant has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tokyo by the Tokyo Michelin Guide for six consecutive years. With a rating of 3.89 out of 5 based on 343 reviews on Tabelog, Recte has become a favorite among food enthusiasts.

What sets Recte apart is its use of a traditional Japanese kamado, or clay oven, to create exquisite dishes. Chef Naohito Sasaki's meticulous attention to detail and his dedication to the art of cooking over an open flame result in dishes that bring out the natural flavors and aromas of the ingredients. The menu at Recte features a selection of carefully curated courses that showcase the chef's expertise and highlight the best seasonal produce.

One of the standout dishes at Recte is the 'Kamado Course,' which offers a unique twist on traditional French cuisine. This special course includes delicacies such as perfectly grilled fish, succulent Ise lobster, caviar, and premium beef from Hyogo and Kumamoto, all cooked to perfection in the kamado. For those looking for a more intimate dining experience, Recte also offers private rooms where guests can enjoy a special anniversary or birthday celebration while savoring the delicious flavors of Chef Sasaki's creations.

With its combination of French culinary techniques and the use of a traditional Japanese kamado, Recte offers a dining experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you're a food connoisseur or simply looking for a memorable dining experience in Tokyo, Recte is a must-visit restaurant that will delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

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Recte Overview


2f Sun Village Daikanyama 2-chōme-17-5 Ebisunishi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0021


+81 (0) 3-3770-7070

Nearby Stations

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Daikan-yama Station

Toyoko LineTokyu Corporation Toyoko Line

Ebisu Station

Hibiya LineTokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Saikyo LineJR East Saikyo Line
Yamanote LineJR East Yamanote Line

Operating Hours

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

Payment Methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Young children are not allowed

Recte Reviews

Recte Google Average Rating



I had the opportunity to visit "Recte" for my last lunch in Tokyo before leaving Japan. Bittersweet, for I was both saddened that my stay in Japan had come to and end but the sweet lay in the fact that the lunch was a glorious ending. Chef Sasaki is responsible for the delightful "Menu de Saison", inspired by the gastronomy of the South of France (where he spent close to a decade training in Nice, Provence, Arles etc...). He is meticulous and talented, but above all, shares a genuine understanding and passion of food. His flavors are symbiotic, and he imparts within each dish creativity and, most importantly, deliciousness (not sure that's a word). Take "Aji", the horse mackerel. Popular in Japan and South Korea, it is an inherently cultural ingredient. Yet Chef Sasaki pairs it with a "ratatouille". Yes, skepticism can be an initial reaction. But when you take a bite, the slight acidity of the bell peppers and tomatoes within the ratatouille is a beautiful partner to the briny, natural flavor of the mackerel. When you walk up the stairs leading up to this restaurant, you are hungry. When you walk down the stairs from this restaurant, you'll be quite full, but you'll still be thinking about food.


One of the most detailed sensitive French I’ve had. You walk for a couple of minutes from Ebisu station and is on the second floor of a small building. Can’t believe a restaurant like this exists in the neighborhood. Every dish was super detail oriented and you can tell the chef really thought through the texture and taste. Highly recommend to try it once. You should know basic Japanese since the waiter only speaks Japanese I believe.


One of the best French restaurant in Japan. The chief had been trained in France fir 9 years. All the dishes are delicious. The waiter can speak simple English.

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