We are often asked about two of Kyoto’s unique features, namely the famous “Kyo Kaiseki” or Kyoto Haute Cuisine, and the Geisha / Maiko. Here is a great opportunity to experience and enjoy both at the same time.
This time, I’d like to mention a different kind of restaurant, a different kind of food. It is about a well known “Yudofu” restaurant located near Nanzenji temple. Junsei serves “yudofu”, or boiled tofu in English, a popular dish around Nanzen-Ji
Kikunoi, a Michelin 3 stars Kyo Kaiseki restaurant is one of our favorite place to enjoy Kyoto style haute cuisine. We often select this place to celebrate birthday, friends and family reunion and other special occasions. Here is the Menu for Satsuki (May).
To celebrate the visit of Akiko’s parents and our son 21st birthday, we managed to get a table in July. We choose to have lunch and took the basic course. It was, as usual, a memorable experience.
Kikunoi is a ryotei or restaurant of fine Japanese cuisine located in the Gion-Maruyama district of Kyoto. Michelin 3 stars, this is one of our favorite place to enjoy Kyoto style haute cuisine (Kyo Kaiseki), which makes the most of Kyoto’s seasonal delights.
“Kaiseki Ryori” is an elaborate dining style popular among aristocratic circles and Kyoto style kaiseki ryori (kyo kaiseki) is particularly refined, placing an emphasis on subtle flavors and local and seasonal ingredients.
For the Saint Valentin’s dinner, we decided to go somewhere special and choose Chihana, a Michelin Three Stars restaurant. This restaurant offers some of the finest in Kyoto traditional seasonal cuisine.
A very traditional Japanese restaurant. High class. Running business since 1659 (more than 350-year!).
If you want to try real Kyoto dishes, this is a very good address.
A Michelin Guide two star restaurant in the heart of Gion, right behind the Kenninji temple.