Japan Travel Series: 5-Star Restaurant - The Gatehouse @ Nagoya Review

One cannot expect anything less from a restaurant who shares the same name with their 5-star hotel counterpart. Since their opening on April 17, THE GATEHOUSE is a forever-crowded restaurant because of its convenient and prime location right above JR Nagoya Station. It took my best friend and I a lot of determination to get into the restaurant because of the long queue. It was only during our third day of our hotel stay that we mustered all our energy and got down to restaurant when they just opened their doors at about 7am. Read till the end to find out how to get your JR Pass and High-Speed Unlimited Internet Sim Card.
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Quick Summary of The Gatehouse (NAGOYA)

Ambience: 9/10
Hygiene: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Price: 3,600 yen (S$43++) per pax (Main course buffet)
Food: 8/10
Drinks: 6/10
Unique factors: Stylish space, Wide seat, Counter and sofa seats available, Outdoor/terrace seating, Live music (at night only), Wheelchair access
Cuisine: French Cuisine
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The queue — thankfully it wasn't that long!

The politeness of the Japanese wait staff was remarkable — they kept bowing as they welcomed us to the restaurant. You can choose to dine alfresco and we decided to sit somewhere with natural lighting. As this was a relatively new hotel and restaurant, most, if not all, of the customers are Japanese. In fact, you can hardly find any reviews about this restaurant written in English!

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We thought we beat the queue outside, but as it turns out, the buffet table had a long queue too...
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A clothes rack and ample space for business travellers to put their luggages

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Drinks include fruit water, iced water, coffee, orange juice and tea

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Huge salad selection

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Purple salad, pumpkin salad

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Delicious toasted bread — I had four of these!

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Parma ham pasta with shaved parmesan

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How many of us can cook perfectly al dente pasta? This creamy parma ham was perfectly flavoured, with the freshly grated parmesan cheese it's hard to say that there's nothing french about this. For a brief moment I thought I was in France instead of Japan! 


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Baked barramundi with pumpkin sauce
The fish was, unfortunately, a disappointment. It was unevenly cooked— one part of it was actually burnt! I believe the oven temperature was set too high, causing the fish to be dry and flaky. In fact, it was a VERY small fish!
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Buffet items (Free flow)

The following items are in the buffet counter and available free-flow.
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Risotto

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Egg and cucumber salad

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Carrots

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Japanese Sweet potato

Merchandise and Souvenirs Section

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There are also some beautiful merchandise to purchase — and these items are designed by japanese companies with the focus on minimalist living. Thus you can see very simple yet high-quality products in this corner here!
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General Supply. Co. — Cups


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Flatlay of our food!

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The Gatehouse Dinner Price List 

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The Gatehouse (Exterior) — Night view

The Gatehouse is a really nice place for couples to chill out, friends to chit-chat and colleagues to get together. If I ever go to Nagoya again, I'd love to visit this place once more! :)

The Gatehouse 

Nearest station: Nagoya
Address: Japan, 〒450-6615 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Nakamura-ku, Meieki, 1 Chome−1−3 名古屋JRゲートタワーホテル
Specialise in French Bistro  , Dining bar
TEL: 050-5593-6346 (+81-50-5593-6346) Budget
Lunch:¥5,000~¥5,999
:¥2,000~¥2,999
▼6:30-23:00
MORNING 6:30-10:00(9:30最終入店)
LUNCH   11:30-14:30(L.O.14:30)
TEATIME  14:30-17:30(L.O.17:30)
DINNER  17:30-23:00
Breakfast,Lunch,Late night (After 10 PM), Open on sundays
Cards Accepted: VISA、MASTER、JCB、AMEX、Diners


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Japan Travel Series: 5-Star Restaurant - The Gatehouse @ Nagoya Review Japan Travel Series: 5-Star Restaurant - The Gatehouse @ Nagoya Review Reviewed by Shermaine Lau on 8:30:00 PM Rating: 5

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