Esterre is a fine dining restaurant showcasing contemporary French haute cuisine in partnership with DUCASSE Paris. Opened in November 2019, the restaurant is listed as a one-star restaurant in “Michelin Guide Tokyo 2023.”

A core pillar of the restaurant is local sourcing. In line with Ducasse’s philosophy of uncovering what high-quality ingredients can be found in a given destination and then applying French culinary techniques to their preparation, Esterre serves up the best produce from Japan.

*Gentlemen are requested to wear jackets. For summer, jackets are optional but collared shirts are required.
*Please refrain from casual clothing such as T-shirts, shorts, sandals, and sportswear.
*Children 10 years old and older are welcome to dine with us.

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LOCATION | 6th Floor

DRESS CODE | Smart Elegant
*Gentlemen are requested to wear jackets. For summer, jackets are optional but collared shirts are required.

SEATS | 60
3 private dining rooms

T: +81 3 3211 5317

Palace Hotel Tokyo esterre Entrance H2
Palace Hotel Tokyo Esterre Daytime H2


*All prices are inclusive of consumption tax and subject to an additional 15% service charge.
*Menus and prices are subject to change without notice.

a taste of autumn

Flavors that Define the Season

A rare fish prized for its refined savor, sujiara is enhanced by careful cooking. Enjoy with a vivid green sauce of zucchini, onion, and kombu-dashi.
The distinctive flavor and texture of vegetable garnishes harmonize perfectly with the fish, creating an exquisite dish.

Lunch | from JPY 12,000
Dinner | from JPY 22,000

Cuttlefish in the fireplace, vegetables, tomato and orange condiment
Roasted sujiara, winter gourd, courgette and black olive marmalade
Veal on the embers, Swiss chard and confit lemon
Blue lobster, vegetables from Kamakura market, homardine

Roasted sujiara
Cuttlefish in the fireplace
Veal on the embers
Blue Lobster
Wild duck from Niigata

A Union of Rustic and Refined

Familiar with game, Chef de Cuisine Kei Kojima recommends duck from Niigata, skin seared to a fragrant crisp and finished to tender rose-colored perfection.
Accompanied by simmered beets, ginger, and red onions, a sauce of duck jus and white wine enhances the pleasure.

Wild duck from Niigata, seasonal vegetables, beetroot and ginger condiment
Matsukawa flounder, ceps in chestnut leaves, cooking jus
Buckwheat tea crisp, chocolate 75%, dried lemon granité

* Wild duck and Matsukawa flounder to be served from November.

DECEMBER 20 - 25

'tis the season

Celebrate a memorable moment with delectable cuisines.

Christmas Cuisines

Christmas Lunch | JPY 22,000 / JPY 45,000
Christmas Dinner | JPY 45,000

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Lightly-cooked chu toro

Christmas Cake by ESTERRE

Horizon | JPY 15,000 (limited to 80 pieces)

This bûche de Noël creates an exquisite harmony of sweet chocolate and caramel with refreshing citrus. Inspired by the horizon, the border between “land and sea,” from the concept of Esterre.

Available from December 21 (Thu.) through 25 (Mon.)
Reservations required from October 1 (Sun.) 10:30 am until 3 days prior to pickup
*Pickup will be at Sweets & Deli (B1F).

Matsukawa flounder
Buckwheat tea crisp

private dining

In addition to its main dining area, Esterre features three beautifully appointed private dining rooms.

Available with western-style seating, the fully enclosed spaces are ideal for hosting intimate gatherings.

Seating capacities range from 2 to 10.

Room usage fees range from JPY 11,000 to JPY 22,000.

Please contact us for more details.

Palace Hotel Tokyo Esterre Private Dining I H2
Palace Hotel Tokyo Esterre Table Setting H2


Cancellations of lunch reservations must be received by 11:30 am (local time), and dinner reservations by 6:00 pm (local time) on the day of reservation.

Cancellations of private room reservations must be received by 10:00 pm (local time) one day prior.

No-shows and cancellations received after the above noted times will incur a charge of JPY 5,500 per person for lunch and JPY 11,000 per person for dinner reservations.

And to ensure the timely accommodation of punctual guests, arrivals of more than 30 minutes past the original time reserved will also be considered cancelled.

chefs' profiles

Chef de Cuisine – Kei KOJIMA

Born in 1964 in Tokyo, grew up in Kamakura. Kei trained under Michel Guérard, Alain Chapel and Pierre Gagnaire during his experience in France from 1988. Working together with Alain Ducasse and his right-hand man Franck Cerutti for more than 10 years at Le Louis XV Alain Ducasse in Monaco, Kei was also the Sous-Chef for 3 years. Alain Ducasse says about Kei: “the Japanese chef who understands and carries out my culinary philosophies better than any other chef in the world.” After returning to Japan with this experience and technique, Kei has been the Executive Chef of Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo since 2010, being listed as a Michelin 2-star restaurant for 8 consecutive years. As a leading chef who has embodied Alain Ducasse’s world of cuisine in Japan, he is now taking on a new challenge at Esterre.

Chef Pâtissier – Normand JUBIN

Born in 1996 in Switzerland to a family owning a pastry shop, Normand joined the world of pastry at an early age. In 2018, Normand was appointed Chef Pâtissier at Restaurant Hôtel de Ville, a Michelin 3-starred restaurant in Switzerland. From 2021, Norman worked as a Chef Pâtissier at Pelagos at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens. With abundant experience despite his young age, Normand delivers desserts with a sense of art and passion.

Chef de Cuisine Kei Kojima
Chef Pâtissier Normand Jubin
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