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on 23 Dec 2018

Very minimalistic, subtle flavours. The meal started off very nicely, but for some dishes such as plain soba noodles there are limits to how exciting they can be. For the desserts the subtle style worked very well.

on 31 Jul 2018

The Master of dahsi is at it again. Arguably one of the best food presentation I have encountered in my travels. A so tasty!

on 14 May 2018

- Yoshimi Tanigawa

Tanigawa-san, the owner of Kichisen gets sometimes criticised by dinners from the West that he caters too much to them.

Nothing could be more wrong. A kaiseki meal is derived from the traditional tea ceremony and thus has to be not what the Chef wants it to be, but what the Chef thinks what the guest wants it to be. This is not playing to an audience but a deeply cultural compass which comes from studying besides transitional cuisine from Kyoto, Zen, poetry, flower arrangement and fragrances.
Very rarely one can get a dashi as light and fragrant while at the same time being very concentrated. His rice dishes which normally conclude the meal are equally balanced creations of flavour of the toppings and texture of the rice.

For me this is the epitome of Kyoto kaiseki.

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on 24 Apr 2017

Recommended in Kyoto


Japan, 〒606-0805 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Shimogamo Morimotochō, 下鴨糺ノ森(森本町)五


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+81 75-711-6121