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Kichisen (京懐石 吉泉) Kyōto-shi

Three MICHELIN stars OAD #149 OAD #93 Tabelog Silver
Average rating from meals 8.5
Chef
Yoshimi Tanagawa
Cuisine
Kaiseki
Address
Japan, 〒606-0805 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Shimogamo Morimotochō, 下鴨糺ノ森(森本町)五
Hours
Monday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Phone
+81 75-711-6121
Website
http://kichisen-kyoto.com/

Awards:

MICHELIN Guide
Three stars restaurant, 2019
OAD
Top 100+ Asian Restaurants 2018, #149
Top 100+ Japanese Restaurants 2019, #93
Tabelog
2018 Silver

Ratings from the web:

Google
3.3

Meals created there:

7
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.

9
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.