Osaka's a big city filled with awesome food. Much of the best food that the city has to offer is delicious, but a bit less refined. 'Terada,' a Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant is different, however, offering both delicious food and refinement. If you're seeking a traditional and delicious meal in Osaka, this is one place you definitely want to consider.
Kaiseki is the ultimate form of Japanese cooking. A kaiseki meal consists of many elaborate small courses which showcase various cooking techniques and local ingredients. Kyoto is home to some of the very best Kaiseki restaurants in the world, and many have earned Michelin stars. This is a guide to 5 of the best.
'Umesasa' is a Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant that is a bit of a journey to get to. Located in northern Hokkaido, in a small town called Kitami, this restaurant serves one of the tastiest course meals around. If you're looking to go off the beaten path to get some amazing Japanese food, this is the restaurant for you.
Kashiwaya is a 3 Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Osaka, with an outstanding reputation for excellence. If seeking a truly unforgettable meal in Osaka, there's no better option than here.
'Yoshizawa' (よし澤) in Roppongi Hills is the second location of a well-known Ginza kaiseki restaurant that has a Michelin Star. The food here is just as good, but it's much easier to get a reservation since the Roppongi location doesn't have a Michelin Star... Yet. If you're searching for an awesome kaiseki meal in Tokyo, Yoshizawa is a great option!
Located in Gion, Kyoto, 'Chihana' is a kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) restaurant that first opened in 1954. Gion is one of the most iconic districts of Kyoto, and high-end kaiseki such as that served at Chihana is the perfect meal to complete a visit to the historical neighborhood.
'Sojiki Nagahigashi' is a 2 Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto that serves incredible food which utilizes fresh local ingredients that the chef gathers each day. Guests lucky enough to dine here can experience kaiseki cooking at its finest while watching the chef from a seat at the counter.
The 2 star Michelin restaurant offers one of the most authentic traditional dining experiences in Kyoto with its rare kind of local cuisine called Yusoku Ryori.
Kichisen is one of just seven restaurants in Kyoto to have earned 3 Michelin Stars. The restaurant serves an extravagant and visually stunning Kyokaiseki course. For those seeking to experience the very best of Kyoto's cuisine, Kichisen is about as good as it gets.
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