Kaiseki Yoshiyuki

Down the dark walkway into restaurant Kaiseki Yoshiyuki, diners are greeted by a feature wall clad in Kyoto temple roof tiles, paying homage to the Zen Buddhist origins of kaiseki, a traditional Japanese multi-course meal derived from 16th century tea ceremony rituals. As its name suggests, the restaurant specializes in Kyoto kaiseki, with set menus of six to nine courses highlighting seasonal produce brought in from Japan. Namesake chef Yoshiyuki Kashiwabara and his kitchen team serve delicious and artfully constructed dishes on exquisite serving ware specially curated by Yoshiyuki himself. The intimate restaurant seats only 14 in the main dining hall while a private room fits another seven.