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.
Historic kaiseki cuisine, the boss's ancestors are very good
Wanguilou is a one-star Japanese restaurant selected by Ctrip. I would like to recommend the sashimi platter here. Almost every table must be ordered. The other dishes also taste good, mainly because the ingredients are fresh.
Recommend sea cucumber mixed with fish roe, white wine jelly, a long-established Japanese food store with a history, the service is very good, the food is really delicious, and the presentation is very particular.
Although it’s a bit difficult to find and it took a while to come over, but the overall feeling is very worth trying. First of all, the restaurant has a long history. From this level, it is worth visiting. In addition, there must be a reason for her existence for so long. Tastes very good