New menu by Yoshitaka Takayanagi 🔪Discover the chef’s inspirations

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Our Team

 Discover the Thélème Team 

The man of the house
Yoshitaka Takayanagi’s cuisine, pure, minimalist, and informed by the seasons, is a tribute to local products he loves and showcases in signature dishes where his Japanese and French influences converge.
In harmony with a unique establishment – a Michelin-starred restaurant and theatre – Yoshitaka Takayanagi puts on a show at every service.
“Commitment, naturalness, seasonality, purity… and an abundance of products”

A native of the Mount Fuji region, Chef Yoshitaka Takayanagi studied in Japan at the prestigious TSUJI Culinary School and worked throughout his career with great French chefs such as Guy Martin (Grand Vefour***), Yannick Alléno (Pavillon Ledoyen***), and Alain Ducasse (Le Meurice**).

Félix Manenti, General Manager and Sommelier at La Scène Thèlème

Arriving as head Sommelier in 2020, Félix Manenti had been General Manager of La Scène Thélème since the beginning of 2022 — a logical continuation as his work and his presence are unanimously appreciated by our customers and the whole team.

Along with the dining room team, he shares his passion for hospitality and gastronomy, making Thélème a place where conviviality, warmth and humility reign. Add to that Chef Yoshi’s refined cuisine, and it makes for a truly sensory experience.

Meet the sommelier
Authentic Tradition

Nature + Passion + Inspiration

Our Philosophy

Talented Producers

We will never tire of offering you the wonderful products we admire and that inspire Chef Yoshi: vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruit, and mushrooms from small producers with whom La Scène Thélème is proud to work to make for beautiful dishes.

For example, we love exceptional Japanese vegetables cultivated in France. Since 2021, Anna Shoji of YASAI farm 🌸 has collaborated with Chef Yoshi grow excellent Japanese vegetables… in Touraine! Driven by the desire to share the riches and delights of her country with France, Anna grows meticulously selected Japanese vegetables with the greatest care and respect for nature.

  • Seasonality as a matter of course
  • Partner producers
  • Local producers

Come see and taste for yourself

Have you missed truly gourmet restaurants? It’s time to (re)discover La Scène Thélème, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, the Place de l’Etoile. Here, Chef Yoshitaka Takayanagi unveils an original and inspired menu, a fusion between the cuisines of Japan and France.

The Thélème Team

The Thélème team is warm, dynamic, and driven by the fierce desire to offer you the most memorable experience possible — all with a devotion to naturalness and simplicity.

Yoshikata, aka Yoshi

Head Che


General Manager


Kitchen Clerk


Sous Chef


Dining Room Clerk




Pastry Chef

Join the team

We’re always looking for new talents

Dining Room Team (PT/FT)


La Scène Thélème, a Michelin-starred restaurant and Parisian theatre, is always looking for talented individuals to strengthen its dining room team


Job type: Full-time permanent contract (39H/week)salary x13 months
Rest days:
Sunday and Monday


Applications to send to Félix Manenti :

Kitchen Team (PT/FT)


Chef Yoshitaka Takayanagi is ready to listen to talented proposals to complete his team.


Job type: Full-time permanent contract (39H/week)salary x13 months
Rest days:
Continous daytime service – 2.5 consecutive days off per week


Applications to send to Yoshitaka Takayanagi –

Join Our Team

Come meet the team!

The Thélème Team is delighted to welcome you Tuesday to Saturday for lunch or dinner.