Lee is one of the oldest words in the Estonian language, meaning old fireplace of the ancestors. Today’s Lee restaurant has a Japanese chef at the hearth. The result is a signature cuisine that is a bold combination of local flavours and Japanese influences. Lee’s dishes are meant to be shared and discussed. To understand these unprecedented flavours.

Restaurant's Self-description


Lee’s kitchen is guided by the talented Canadian-born Japanese Chef Hiro Takeda. Hiro brings his rich heritage and international expertise to our kitchen, having journeyed to Estonia from the heart of Europe's culinary scene in Copenhagen.

Our culinary philosophy is rooted in a deep appreciation for locally sourced ingredients, coupled with a global perspective and a playful spirit of exploration. As Estonians, we embrace change and evolution, which is reflected in our ever-evolving menu. We are dedicated to supporting local producers whenever possible while drawing inspiration and unique ingredients from international sources.

Our menu is characterized as ‘contemporary, seasonal, and local’, offering a taste of the Estonian culinary landscape with a global twist.

A key strength of Lee is the close collaboration between our chef and our sommelier team. Our extensive wine list is a dynamic and ever-changing while our wines by the glass program is carefully curated to complement our menu.

To truly immerse yourself in the world of Lee, we invite you to embark on the Lee Experience. Served family-style, this approach embodies our belief that sharing food is a wonderful way to connect and nourish the relationships that matter most. We invite you to relax and savor the moment while we take care of your evening.

Lee is more than just a restaurant; it's a celebration of culinary artistry, local flavors, and the joy of coming together through food. We look forward to welcoming you to our table.

Estonian restaurant
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