Restaurant Review: Aux Bacchanales

A group of us stopped at this French themed restaurant/cafe after finishing a 10K race around the Tokyo Imperial Palace grounds called Aux Bacchanales.  The restaurant is located in the glitzy Ginza area and I felt a bit out of place wearing athletic clothing in this very fashionable area of Tokyo.  But I was with a bunch of other grungy Americans, so I wasn’t the only one standing out.


Although the place was a bit pricey, the atmosphere and food were great.  I ordered a pumpkin soup, quiche and pecan tart pie, all excellent.  The total price for these three items came to about 2,000 yen (US$25).  I only drank water, so that kept the bill on the lower end.  There was also a bakery off the side of the restaurant that had a wide variety of baked breads.  I would recommend this place if you are looking for something light to eat, have a drink with friends, or want a coffee break with some all too tempting pies and pastries.  Also, a nice place for people watching.

Pumpkin Soup

Pecan Tart



About runninginspired

I’m in my mid-40s and have been running for about 19 years. I have finished 24 marathons with a personal best time of 3:04. I currently reside in San Diego, CA. I enjoy running since it keeps you honest and will give back what you put into it. Work hard, but smart, and good results will eventually follow. I like to experiment with training plans, gadgets, shoes, and nutrition to find what works for me. The primary purpose of this blog is to document my training and thoughts about running in my ongoing quest to improve my fitness and health.
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