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.
December 9, 2014
On Saturday, October 25, I had lunch at Mochitsukiya in the Nishiki Market.
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.
November 25, 2014
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.
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.