Ten Second Takeaway

Tokyo Mon Amour is a small pop-up restaurant started by Guppy by ai and Le Bistro du Parc, which has a Franco-Japanese menu heavy on bacon and seafood, and a wide range of cocktails.

Eat

Ramen Croque Madame, In-house Cold Smoked Salmon, Bacon and Cream Cheese Sushi

Drink

Wasabi Mimosa, Extasia

Winning

For the little space done up in wooden accents, complete with candles, potent cocktails and a delightful menu full of French and Japanese infusions

Sushi or not sushi?

tokyo1When French restaurant Le Bistro du Parc and the Japanese Guppy by ai decided to come together, we had great expectations, but were also apprehensive.

With visions of escargot rolled into sushi, we slunk our way into the tiny restaurant only to be greeted by white-bricked walls, high tables full of chatter and platters, with white candles {a good change from the usually weak tea lights} set atop each table making it a cosy, chic space.

A look at the menu had our interest and our appetite piqued.

We started our meal with a traditional French Niçoise Salad infused with tuna tataki doused in a wasabi soya vinaigrette, and the in-house smoked salmon served with crème fraîche {a must have for everyone who has a penchant for salmon}. This was followed by the Home Smoked Brie which makes for a great light snack with its side of figs and crackers, bacon-wrapped chicken sausages {yum!}, the highly-recommended Asparagus and Ham Maki, and the highlight of the meal, the Ramen Croque Madame {bechamel, ham and cheese in a Guppy ramen bun topped with a fried egg} which was equal amounts of filling and tasty.

The portions are on the smaller side as you’re meant to spread your meal over three-four courses. Go on an empty stomach.

Sips of sweet and sour

extasiaAll that food is bound to make you thirsty, and there’s no better way to address this pressing issue that the Wasabi Mimosa {fresh orange, wasabi vodka and sparkling wine} or the Extasia {fresh strawberries, vodka and basil}. We also suggest ending your meal with a shot of the Orange Tingle {wasabi, orange and sour mix}.

Since the space is small and intimate, we’d say, bookmark it for your next dinner date.

Where: 28, Main Market,Lodhi Colony {inside Guppy by ai}

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Contact: 011 24690005, +91 9650185005

Price: INR 2,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 7pm – 12am

Find them on Facebook here.