One of my favorite Kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto (We've been here twice), The restaurant/family has a long lineage of serving Emperors and heads of state. The owner showed us a long scroll where the menus served to royalty dated back 100s of years. On both occasions we sat on Tatami mats, I am not sure if they have western style table chairs. Dinner lasted over two hours. Everything is prepared with high detail. I dined with my family including my son who was 8 years old (He eats everything). The staff are very pleasant, They do not speak English, but you can arrange your dinner with the hotel and they will explain all the details. On our second visit I paid an additional fee to have the Chef show us an old tradition of carving fish... In the old days chefs were not allowed to touch the Emperor's food with their hands so they needed to be skilled knife users. With a Sharp knife and a set of Steel Hashi he carved an entire fish without touching it once! really nice to see. This is a private show so you and your guests get front Row. The chef called my son over and took a picture with him. Yes I would go back, no doubt, just have to save up on ¥. Credit cards are accepted, The restaurant is family friendly to the extent that your Kids eat everything, three quarters of the way and my son was full but they kept bringing him food. He had three dishes at one point, we ended up having to help him to not waste the food.
This was the only 2-star Michelin restaurant we managed to book at peak season. Well-laid out premises with nice garden we glimpsed through the dusk. Servers spoke some English, but not as refined as we have seen at other places. Paid about US$650 for dinner for two for 9 courses but no display of knife skills. Did not think there were exceptional dishes I would return for. Experience at a non-starred kaiseki restaurant we also tried was not inferior, and the stars come with a premium price.
创业于1722年，曾负责宫廷和公家贵族的宴席菜品的老牌料亭。传承至今，仍然提供着正统的宫廷菜式「有职料理」。一套料理下来，感受到的不仅仅是料理的美味，而是从味道中淌动出的风雅。 万龟楼的菜品刚端上来给人的第一印象就是讲究，精致，熠熠生辉。当你细细琢磨静静品尝的时候，他的奥妙之处又会深深地走进你的心坎。比如那道看似简单的蒸甘鲷鱼。用筷子从中间切开，里面包裹着的玉子烧，牛蒡丝，萝卜丝便清晰展现在你的眼前。同时，几种食材搭配在一起，相性也十分稳定。再来从碗物中寻找万龟楼的审美，甲鱼鱼丸为主体，食材不多。简洁，立体的空间感，是料理手腕过硬的左证。 加之，精美静谧的庭院相伴，万龟楼确是品美食赏美景的佳选。
很高大上的一家日本料理店。 高大上指的是地段、店铺装修、食物和服务，当然，还有价位。 在日本吃日料绝对不是一件随随便便的事情，这个价格贵啊，这个人均让人冒汗啊！ 虾太喜欢了，一口一只，反正到日料店就必须点的，他们处理的太赞太漂亮了。