Restaurant & Library cafe ARGO
Restaurant and Library Cafe Development
A library café and restaurant with a view of the Imperial Palace and the English embassy makes its debut. CIA Inc., together with a team of architects and designers including Yukiharu Takematsu and an all-female design force, developed the shape and style of ARGO. They made no compromises in the quality of the materials and décor. Mr. Yamashita, ARGO’s chef, is an acclaimed culinary talent, having worked for Michelin’s three star French restaurants, Pierre Gagnaire and Troisgros. Prior to ARGO, he had been the executive chef for several prominent restaurants in France before returning to Japan, where he became a teacher at “Le Cordon Bleu Paris” in Tokyo. Since opening in 2005, ARGO has been highly regarded by those who seek out its savory French cuisine and refined ambience.