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5 Place de la Poissonnerie, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
+33 2 99 40 87 53
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Strasbourg, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is not just a restaurant, but a convincing concept. The food is prepared from local fresh product in a refined and creative Japanese style. A nice couple is running the place, the Japanese woman being the cook and the man the waiter. They are very welcoming and make you feel comfortable. Every dish is a surprise of ingredient association... More 

Thank stan6773
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this unassuming restaurant in a quiet square and were glad we did. The restaurant is tiny (6 tables of 2-4 people) and run by a husband and wife team. The food is very well presented, good flavours and some interesting textures like the salt-sugar marinated salmon. By far one of the best meals we had in St... More 

Thank theproo
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

It was lucky for my husband and I to have bento-lunch there without reservation. It made me feel at home. Nice appearance.Rice with Tororo-konbu was chefe's idea.Lovely japanese tea.Hot japanese somen,was for-mi-da-ble. Fantasy was chefe's sweet.I recomend red wine,for example,Bordeaux chateau,,,,

Thank 東口杏奈
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very delicious and sophisticated meal. Wonderful French/Japanese couple run the restaurant. Lunch consisted of several dishes in a bento box, followed by soba noodles in bonito broth and a wonderful dessert full of beautiful flavours - like a treasure chest. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank lisamari_7
Paris, France
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We had an amazing experience at Tanpopo. The food was extraordinary. In addition, the environment, the service, the hospitality of the two hosts made it a very special experience. We loved the set menu and were surprised by the quality and originality of every meal. In the beautiful scenery of Saint-Malo, going to Tanpopo could very well become an annual... More 

Thank Teedeedam
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This is not a place to come if you are in a hurry. There were total of 7 dishes which took over 4 hours to serve. The first dish was only served after 40min! The first few dishes, especially the soup was great. Also like the slices of wagyu beef served like a flower. It was great effort by the... More 

Thank JeanTLL
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

When you arrive they tell you it will take 3 hours, it took us 3 and 3/4 hours and it was friendly and the food was different but the experience was disappointing. You leave hungry and asking yourself 'why'?

3 Thank Sean M
Saint-Malo, France
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2011

I have been liightly disapointed by this japanese restaurant. The owners are certainly friendly and the cost was reasonnable. But the food did not convinced me, especially if I compare with the achievement of "Breizh Café" in Cancale which operate (on the upper floor) a fantastic (but not cheap) japanese restaurant

Thank sainmalo123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Place de la Poissonnerie, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Saint-Malo
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 40 87 53

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?