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KAISEKI | 京都 吉兆 (Kitcho)

Originally an encounter merely to pay pilgrimage to this old guard of Kaiseki established since the 30s, the short trip to Arashiyama on a beautiful early summer evening still deserved all the praises it could get. In a classic old-fashioned … Continue reading

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KAISEKI | 玄穗 (Gensui)

Latest venture of Kyoto Kitcho trained Ando-san, who worked as in-house chef with the Japanese Consulate General in town as well as stints at Kirala and Ginsai. From the shrimp and scallop tataki to the spear squid with roes and … Continue reading

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KAISEKI | 祇園 にしかわ (Gion Nishikawa)

Yet another enjoyable meal, and again a young rising star. Nishikawa-san (西川正芳), now 38, opened his shop in Gion at the young age of 33 after being trained at the renowned 祇園さゝ木 and honed his skills at 祗園花霞. Being third generation … Continue reading

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KAISEKI | 祇園 なん波 (Gion Nanba)

Sticking with our ‘one star’ policy (believing that’s the safest strategy to ensure quality and service across borders and yet not setting expectations too high and/or overpaying), Nanba-san (難波修) in Gion, Kyoto didn’t disappoint at all. Managed to have the … Continue reading

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