Not only does Nohira serve up fare that few French people would fault, he does it with a lightness of touch and flair for presentation that would embarrass most bistros in France. He also uses an interesting selection of ingredients that is certainly above the common denominator for this genre of restaurant in Tokyo.
French with a difference
Name (J) テート・ア・テート
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥3,000 - ¥5,000
Brilliant prices, improved wine list
The menu doesn't tell you which wines are organic.
Drinks French cider ¥500; beer (Yebisu) ¥600; wine from ¥500/glass, ¥3,000/bottle
Number of seats 18
BGM Gallic pop
Smoking No smoking
2-3-19 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Weekdays: 5:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sat.: 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Closed: Sun. and public holidays
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Yotsuya JR Station walk down the right side of Shinjuku-dori to the first lights. Turn right, then immediately left down a small side street (parallel with Shinjuku-dori). Tete-a-tete is 50 meters down on the left (look out for the tricolor flag).