We’ve gone to this restaurant twice and it’s one of my favorite Kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto. The restaurant/family has a long history of serving Emperors and other heads of state. The proprietor showed us a lengthy scroll that included meals given to royalty that had been in existence for hundreds of years. The Tatami mats were used on both occasions; I’m not sure whether they have western-style table chairs as well as Japanese ones. More than two hours had elapsed since dinner began. Everything has been meticulously planned and arranged. I ate dinner with my family, which included my son, who was eight years old at the time (He eats everything). Even if the staff does not understand English, you may organize your supper with the hotel and they will walk you through the process step by step. During our second visit, I paid an extra price to have the Chef demonstrate an ancient method of preparing fish for carving… Chefs were required to be adept knife users in the olden days since they were not permitted to touch the Emperor’s meal with their hands while preparing it. His Sharp knife and a pair of Steel Hashi let him to cut an entire fish without ever putting a finger into it! It’s a pleasure to watch. Because this is a private event, you and your guests will be seated in the first row. My kid was summoned over by the chef, who posed for a photo with him. Yes, I would go back again without a doubt; I only need to save up some money. Credit cards are accepted, and the restaurant is family friendly to the point that your children will eat everything. We were three quarters of the way through and my kid was completely satisfied, but they kept giving him more food to keep him satisfied. He had three plates at one point, and we ended up having to assist him in order to prevent food waste.
Cuisine Type: Japanese
Address: 387 Ebisucho, Inokuma-dori Demizu-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8118, Japan
Phone: +81 75-441-5020
Website: Yusokuryori Mankamero Official Site
Hours: Closed: Wednesday
Michelin Stars: 2