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HAJIME Reviews

Established in 2008 by Chef Hajime Yoneda, Hajime holds the distinction of being the world’s quickest restaurant to obtain three Michelin stars in history — it did it in only 17 months from the day it first opened! After achieving this amazing achievement, Chef Yoneda set out to totally rethink his approach to cooking, finally creating a personal style that is profoundly anchored in nature and the very essence of life.

The ultimate result is a collection of visually stunning and thought-provoking pieces of culinary art that are anchored in French cuisine but are distinctively Japanese in their character and composition, with their origins in Japanese cuisine. Yoneda’s background as a painter is evident in his lavish plating, as is his philosophy, which is as follows: each dish is a masterfully-crafted celebration of nature that flows seamlessly into the next, providing an overall narrative reminiscent of the storytelling found in kaiseki cuisine.

Cuisine Type: Innovative


Address: 1-9-11 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0002, Japan

Phone: +81 6-6447-6688

Website: HAJIME Official Site


Michelin Stars: 3