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    Hamasaku

    Enjoy authentic tastes of the Old Capital in Kyoto’s first kappo-style restaurant

    The Nobel Prize novelist, Yasunari Kawabata, praised this authentic Japanese restaurant and left his calligraphy there which attests to his respect: “Hamasaku – for the taste of the Old Capital, and Japan.”  “High-class meals must be enjoyed in a traditional Japanese-style room.”  When they opened about 90 years ago, the first generation owner overturned this conventional concept and started the “Kappo” style, a first in Kyoto.  Kappo means a restaurant where chefs prepare dishes in an open kitchen just in front of the diners.  Continually adding some seasonal and new tastes, Hamasaku always offers so-called “classic” Kyoto cuisine.  “We can prepare dishes in accordance with each customer’s preference and schedule,” says the third generation owner and chef, Mr. Hiroyuki Morikawa.  He quickly and skillfully cuts a whole live Ise-ebi lobster and presents it beautifully on a plate.  The exquisite white counter is made from an over 300 year old tree.  If you wish to experience the true Kyoto cuisine in kappo-style, Hamasaku is the place to come.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-Gaho,August issue,2013

    INFORMATION

    Name Hamasaku
    Address 498 Shimogawara-cho, Gion Yasaka Toriimae-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-561-0330
    Hours 11:30-14:30 (L.O.:14:00), from 17:00
    Closed Wed.
    Resevation
    URL http://www.hamasaku.com
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