Sojiki Nakahigashi

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    Sojiki Nakahigashi

    Gems of Kyoto’s culinary creation – Experience the blessings of nature with all your senses

    Sojiki Nakahigashi, quietly located near Ginkaku-ji Temple, is one of the most difficult restaurants in Kyoto to make a reservation.  Once you have a chance to experience Nakahigashi, you will understand why.  The chef and owner, Hisao Nakahigashi, goes out into the mountains and fields every morning to collect his ingredients for the day.  He feels and enjoys the seasonal blessings with his senses and reproduces them in his dishes.  Starting with a plate of assorted appetizers, every plate and bowl, including simmered vegetables and grilled fish, is like a reflection of a beautiful season in Japan.  The last dish is plain rice cooked in a traditional oven.  Merely the simplest condiments (dried small fish and homemade pickles) transform a bowl of rice into the finest dish that nothing else can surpass.  Nakahigashi offers the true taste of the earth and what makes them even more special is their hospitable and smiling service.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,July issue,2010


    Name Sojiki Nakahigashi
    Address 32-3 Jodoji Ishibashi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-752-3500
    Hours 12:00-13:00 (last entry), 18:00-19:00 (last entry)
    Closed Mon.
    Resevation Reservation required; Accepted from 8:00 in the morning of the 1st of the month.
    Recommended Lunch: from 6,300 yen, Dinner: from 12,600 yen