This Traditionally French ‘Bouchon’ has been Charming Tokyoites for Years



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In April 1998, Christopher Paucod fell madly in love with Japan, leaving the France for Tokyo. Nine years later, he eventually opened his first restaurant Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais, in the historic (and largely French) district of Kagurazaka. He had two main plans as to how to stand out: introduce the Japanese to the finest of French cuisine, and to make himself feel at home.

With a winding staircase reminiscent of the 1900s, baguettes laid upon the wooden counter, a French-style bar, ornate walls, bistro chairs, and wooden tables, Paucod has it all. The ambiance at Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnaise is exactly as if you might have landed smack bang in France’s gastronomic capital.

Driven by a desire to show his hometown in the most flattering light, Paucod travelled back to Lyon to scour the city for the finest decorative goods. On the menu you’ll find all that is typical of a French ‘bouchon’ with Lyonnaise salad served with pig’s ear cake to start, traditional warm cervelas sausage peppered with pistachio, or a homemade lamb terrine.

Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais

1st Floor, Ebiya Building, 4-3-7 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo