Kaiseki is considered to be the pinnacle of Japanese food, with a price tag to match. Based on the concept of the tea ceremony teacher Sen no Rikyu, who lived between 1522 and 1591, it has now matured into the magnificent dinner that it is today, thanks to the efforts of many people. A number of elegantly arranged dishes are served across multiple courses, generally about a dozen or more in total. In addition, we dine on kaiseki at the two-Michelin-starred Roan Kikunoi restaurant in Kyoto.
The seasons are fundamental to the kaiseki experience, and although eating seasonally and locally has just been a popular trend in Western society, this has always been the case with Kaiseki food. It is the third generation of the Murata family to run Roan Kikunoi, and Yoshihiro Murata is the owner chef who controls the three branches, two of which are in Kyoto and one in Tokyo’s Akasaka district.
Cuisine Type: Japanese
Address: 118 Saitocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8012, Japan
Phone: +81 75-361-5580
Website: Kikunoi Roan Official Site
Michelin Stars: 2