Master chef’s techniques and the warmth of home - Comforting, authentic Kyoto cuisine
Iwasaki was opened in 2007 by Mr. Yoshinori Iwasaki who served as a master chef for Hiragaya Bekkan (Annex) for 16 years. The restaurant immediately became popular and was given stars by Michelin in 2011. The service motto is “Within the sweep of the eye”, so that they offer only 6 seats for a counter table and 5 seats for a private room. Only 3 groups are available for one day, and his wife, mother and daughter take good care of customers. The rice is grown by his father who was born in Tamba, and it is cooked with a clay pot, and chirimen sansho (small dried fish and berries of sansho Japanese pepper) which is made by Mr. Iwasaki’s mother in law. You can feel a family bond there and that could be the reason why Kyoto people love this restaurant. Very popular on their winter menu, specially among ladies is the “Round hot pot of snow viewing”, mild suppon (soft shelled turtle) soup and homemade tofu and just looking at the white color is impressive. The white hot pot edged with green onion has plenty of collagen, thus it is particularly popular for the ladies who wish to have beautiful skin.
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
|Address||723 Kamanza-dori Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Hours||12:00-14:00 (L.O.); 18:00-20:00 (L.O.)|
|Recommended||Lunch course: 5,000 yen; 8,000 yen; 10,000 yen; Dinner course: 10,000 yen, 15,000 yen, 20,000 yen. A la carte available.|
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