The proof of mastery in cooking tempura is making sure its well fried but not oily. There was not a spot of oil found on the blotting sheet that was placed on the serving dish. There are a few courses to choose from and you...More
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The food wasn't bad but it was quite an expensive meal and there wasn't any dish that stood out for me. It also felt quite repetitive. Having similar priced meals (and even cheaper meals) elsewhere in Kyoto and the rest of Japan makes it difficult...More
A small, intimate dining room where you watch the tempura being cooked with fresh ingredients right in front of you. This restaurant felt very exclusive and special. The service is very attentive, and the food was simply said- superb! I had the a dinner that...More
Only 10 seats in the house here. So do be on time - as the whole dinner experince is a timed and carefully executed operation. Friendly and warm service with staff speaking absolutely adequate english - and the food is just what you hope for...More
This is a delightful restaurant (difficult to find as with most places), but once found, it is a real treat. Off the street you go down a short garden path and it feels like you are arriving at someone's home. Only 9-10 seats surrounding the...More
Tempura as I had never had it. Elevated, elegant and simple. Fresh and made a piece at a time. relaxed dining with very good wine. despite the fact that you are at a bar, it was romantic. perfect service.
This was a last minute reservation just as we reached Kyoto after 1pm. The hotel concierge did a great job in securing us a table, although it was not at the table counter which would have provided a more entertaining dining experience. Nevertheless, we came...More
Perfect tempura, well balanced meal and very good attentive service.Discreet entrance down a garden footpath to a modern concrete 3 story building. Small space like so many in Japan, but beautifully detailed down to the Lalique bird on the windowsill.
10 seats around the chefs preparing and serving the tempura direct to your plate We had the ten course, all wonderful fresh produce,vegetable and sea food Every course perfectly cooked with flavour and texture. We accompanied with a Sancerre ( went very well). Several quality...More