Japan, especially Tokyo, is a hotbed of international food choices. However, finding a place for a brunch can be challenging, especially with the language barrier. Luckily there are multiple choices in the Tokyo area. If you are looking for a unique break from the typical bacon-and-eggs-hash options, then Lauderdale is a fantastic choice. It’s been voted as a place with the best brunch in Tokyo on multiple websites and this is well deserved.
Located in a picturesque tree-lined area in the midst of Roppongi Hills, it’s a calm oasis in the midst of high-end hotels and shops. It’s beautiful at any time, but is especially gorgeous around cherry blossom season and, in fact, table on their terrace are booked out in advance at that time. Luckily, they do accept reservations via Open Table application (easily translatable via google translate if needed).
The menu is what sets this place apart from the rest. Along with the standard pancake and eggs benedict menu offerings, the stand-out option is their souffle! Their weekend brunch menu (served from 8:00 – 16:00 on weekends and holidays) alone has up to 6-8 different choices. Best of all, it’s quite affordably priced between 1600 to 1900 yen. This includes not only the souffles, but the additional side dish/appetizer and drinks are included! There are both sweet and savory options fit for any cravings. For example, during a recent visit we ordered an Orange & Bergamot Tea and a Salmon & Spinach soufflé, both were excellent. A word of warning, they do take 20-25 min to bake the food, so if hungry, make sure to try some of their side dishes/appetizers that come with their brunch. We’re quite partial to their marinated beans and mushrooms, if you’re having a hard time deciding.
Added bonus is that the service is excellent and they speak great english! A definite must try if in Roppongi district and it is highly recommended. Itadakimasu!
*Please note that this restaurant has permanently closed.