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Merle is a French restaurant in Yokoshibahikari-machi, Chiba Prefecture, dedicated to exploring the marriage of French cuisine with organic local Japanese produce. Located only an hour from central Tokyo, or thirty minutes from Narita airport along the Kuriyama River, Merle offers the tranquility of dining in a traditional Japanese countryside village.

Marrying fresh local ingredients with traditional French cooking, starting with a base of house made soup stocks that serve as the base of our classical French sauces married with traditional Japanese flavors. Chef’s courses are available by advanced reservation, with the course changing throughout the year to focus on each season’s freshest ingredients. Merle works closely with locally renowned farm Seizaemon, located nearby, to source high quality rice and organic vegetables. In winter months, we serve a special menu feature locally sourced wild game.

Visitors to Merle can take advantage of the wooden cottages at Nanja-Monja to extend their stay in the area, and enjoy the kayaking, fishing, and other activities on offer. We hope you can enjoy fine dining with us at Merle, and enjoy staying in the peace and quiet of the Japanese countryside.

Shop Information:

8549-1 Kido Yokoshibahikari-machi, Sanbu-Gun, Chiba
Closest station:Yokoshiba Station, ten minutes by taxi.

Business Hours:
Breakfast: 8:00~9:30(L.O.)
Lunch: 11:30~14:00(L.O.)
Dinner: 17:30~20:30(L.O.) by reservation


For telephone reservations in Japanese,
please call 0479-85-5982.


Breakfast menu ¥1,980
Lunch menu from ¥2,000
Dinner courses ¥4,800/¥6,500/¥8,000

Japanese draft beer from ¥650
Craft beer from ¥800
Wine by the glass from ¥700
Spirits and cocktails also available.

English menus are available.

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