An unforgettable taste of modern French cuisine in Japan


On the Pass

Daniel Calvert

In a nutshell: Located on the seventh floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, this French restaurant invites diners to engage fully with the culinary journey, from the special Hokkaido scallops with horseradish and wasabi leaf oil through the eclectic Champagne selection and classical desserts. Sezánne debuted on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2023 and was crowned the No.1 spot at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024.

About the chef: Born in Surrey, England, chef Daniel Calvert worked across London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong before moving to Tokyo in 2021. His diverse experience has turned him into an open-minded chef with an appetite to embrace different cultures and ingredients.

What about the food? The delightful French menu, plated with Japanese precision, changes according to the ingredients available, but could include memorable flavours such as duck foie gras slow-poached with chicken leg and soy sauce. From the sea, Calvert sources Akkeshi oysters to serve with white asparagus and borage. A mouth-watering crispy skin amadai fish from Yamaguchi is also among recent dishes, while sauternes ice cream with saffron from Saga may provide the perfect sweet ending to the dining experience.

Inside the restaurant: The modern dining room flawlessly fuses European style with Japanese materials. The pink and blue pastel tones of the chairs combine with the cream interior and vibrant green of the natural flowers, creating an opulent yet relaxed space.

Chef’s table: If you’d like a more personalised experience, choose the private dining area, with an intimate chef’s table hosted personally by chef Calvert.