Mizuki Sushi, Kyoto

January 13, 2015

On October 28, 2014, Linda and I had dinner at the sushi counter of Mizuki, the large Japanese restaurant of the new Kyoto Ritz Carlton Hotel, where we were staying. The hotel seems to have high ambitions for Mizuki. Our dinner at the tempura counter a few evenings before was excellent.

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On Saturday, October 25, I had lunch at Mochitsukiya in the Nishiki Market.

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Ankyu (安久), Kyoto

December 2, 2014

Ankyu (安久) is named after a restaurant that was run by the young owner-chef’s grandmother. Opened a few years ago, Ankyu received its second Michelin star in 2012. The inside is modern, bright and clean, with only 6 diners an evening, seated at chairs comfortably spaced at the counter. Hiroshi and Harumi joined us there for dinner on October 25, 2014.

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Nakamura-ro, Kyoto

November 25, 2014

Nakamura-ro, inside the gate of the 1350-year-old Yasaka Jinja Shrine, was started as a tea house about 400 years ago and has been a restaurant there since 1824. Hideko, Linda and I had lunch at Nakamura-ro on October 24, 2014.

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Muromachi Wakuden, Kyoto

November 18, 2014

Muromachi Wakuden is one of four Kyoto restaurants in the Wakuden group, founded in 1870 in Tango, north of Kyoto. Hideko, Linda and I went for lunch on October 23, 2014.

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Ten-yu, Kyoto

November 11, 2014

On October 22, 2014, Hiroshi and Harumi invited Linda and me to dinner at Ten-yu, a small tempura restaurant in central Kyoto. We were seated along the ten-seat counter on the second floor.

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Hana Kitcho, Kyoto

May 21, 2010

On April 20, 2010 Setsuko joined Linda and me for dinner at Hana Kitcho. Read the rest of this entry »