Just about all of his dishes feature cheese in one form or another. Indeed, Mori was named a chevalier of France's Confrerie du Taste-Fromage, making him Japan's first ever "knight of cheese." Those who share his enthusiasm can order his ¥7,000 top-of-the-line "cheese course" chef's special.
Smile and say cheese at Esperia
Name (J) クリニカ・ガストロノミカ・エスペリア
Lunch price range
¥3,000 or more
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Chef Mori offers a remarkably extensive choice of dishes...
...but the menu is not laid out very clearly.
Drinks Beer from ¥700; aperitifs from ¥750; wine from ¥900 a glass, ¥4,500 a bottle; grappa from ¥1,300
Number of seats 20, plus six counter seats
BGM None at all
Smoking Smoking permitted
4-11-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
11:30 a.m-3 p.m. (last order 2:30 p.m.); 6-11 p.m. (last order 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays last order 9 p.m.). Closed: Monday and 1st Tuesday of the month
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From the Nishi-Azabu Crossing (next to Hobson's), walk up the hill in the direction of Shibuya. Take the second side-street on the left, turn left and you will spy Esperia on the left after about 30 meters.