Tea Ceremony Traditions: This Kyoto restaurant made waves when it earned a Michelin star in 2017, just two years after it was opened. Now, Hongkongers can enjoy its rendition of cha-kaiseki — a special meal that’s usually served during Japanese tea ceremonies — right here at home.
Look & Feel: The intimate, 15-seat establishment has diners seated along a counter where they can be served directly by the chefs, or around tables in groups of four. Wooden furnishings, woven ceilings, sprigs of greenery and Japanese art on the walls will make you feel as though you’ve been transported straight to Kyoto.
On the Menu: Only two dinner services are offered per night at $2,500 per person, comprising 11 courses created from fine seasonal ingredients. The sea urchin hand roll, which sees a dozen pieces of fresh sea urchin topping sushi rice seasoned with vinegar and wrapped in seaweed, is a signature.
Great For: Splurging, special occasions.
FYI: Tominokoji Yamagishi is part of the Kyoto Ichinoden restaurant group, which was founded in 1927; the restaurant’s head chef, Takahiro Yamagishi, has been whipping up dishes for the group for the past decade.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.