Monday, December 22, 2014

Kyoto kaiseki meal from Minokichi @ Tobu Ikebukuro, Tokyo

Kaiseki is a traditional Japanese multi-course meal. The meal originated from many centuries ago in the simple meals served at tea ceremony but later evolved into extensive dining style with multi-course items. From kaiseki meals, special skills and techniques are required to prepare the meal which are carefully presented on plates that are chosen to enhance the appearance and seasonal theme of the meal. Dishes are beautifully arranged and garnished with leaves and flowers. Edible garnishes are added to resemble natural flora and fauna. We were amazed with the service here from the time we walk in until we left which is outstanding.

Taste:8/10(Delicious. The sashimi in the bento set is the best item. The food overall were good and balanced presentation of food).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. The bento set kaiseki lunch cost 2,160 Yen including 8% consumption tax).


The meal starts off with tofu sesame as appetizer.

The meal comes in the form of bento box.


This is what the bento box contains.

Grilled fish, tamago, prawn, tofu and some seasonal ingredient.

delicate bean curd, sashimi, tofu and dessert of fruits and vegetables.

Vegetable soup.

Rice with crab meat.

Pickled vegetables.

This slice of sashimi fish is amazingly good.

Some form of fish cake wrapped using leaves.

The staff there are so concern and helpful. They even have nice cloth to cover their customer bag to avoid any food which may drop on it.


Very nice restaurant and outstanding service.

Promotional set menu.

Food model on the display. Don't know Japanese, no problem. Just order by seeing what you like here.

Coordinate/GPS: 35.730823, 139.710297
Address : Spice Ikebukuro Tobu Bldg. 15F 1-1-25 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0021
Phone: +81(3)3980-8855
Public transport : 3 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station on the JR, Subway or Tobu Tojo line. (Take the west exit).

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