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Average rating from 3 meals 9 / 10
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Ratings from the web

Tabelog
4.63

Chef

Takuya Kataori

Cuisine

Kaiseki (Traditional Japanese)

Foodle Reviews

10 / 10
on 02 Jun 2020

First visit in the summer at Kataori. I was looking forward to eat the seasonal vegetables and seafood. As always Chef Takuya Kataori did not disappoint. His skills and palate is remarkable. Only established in 2018 he is now ranked just behind Ogata in Kyoto in the #2 spot for kaiseki restaurants in all of Japan. Even more remarkable is the fact that he spent his entire career in Kanazawa and was never trained in Kyoto or Tokyo. His dedication to source the best ingredients is incredible. He built... More

9 / 10
on 20 Nov 2019

Most likely the best Kaiseki restaurant in Kanazawa. Especially in the snow crab (Kano-gani) season. If you have your timing right, you come during the very short reason for the female snow crab (Kobako-gani), called "flavour box" in Japanese for its wonderful taste. And if you are really lucky, Takuya Kataori, the Chef/Owner picked up some Matsutake from Suzu.
Kataori-san kills the Kobako-gani right in front of you and the gently grills the legs on the Binchōtan grill. He feels when it is perfectly... More

8 / 10
on 01 Dec 2018

Dinner at a very traditional Kaiseki place in Kanasawa. The young Chef indulged us five diners with 2 massive snow crabs which we ate completely in various courses.
The legs which he just grilled for a few minutes on the kappo grill on the counter were just sublime. Nothing added to them, just warmed in the shell for a few minutes and cut into halves.
A feast for eye and palate!

Recommended in Kanazawa

Address

3-36 Namikimachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken 920-0928, Japan

Hours

Open hours

Phone

+81 76-255-1446

Website

http://www.kataori.jp/

Tabelog

https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1303/A130302/17011166/