This one Michelin star restaurant really impressed me. Located in the heart of Gion, a very traditional and touristy area of Kyoto, Chef Yonemura serves an undefined cuisine. He strives to stimulate the guests senses using seasonal ingredients, soul of Japanese cuisine, and Western techniques. We sat at the counter where we were fascinated to see the cooks work so harmoniously without raising their voices at each other. We had eight courses for 13,000 yen (no need to tip in Japan!). The service was quite flawless (though only one server could really speak English) and the Chef greeted us.
Monday, February 7, 2011