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Jiki Miyazawa- じき宮ざわ -
The owner Izumi-san can converse in simple English, and will explain the dishes for you. Families and couples from overseas are frequent, and the staff is somewhat familiar with serving foreign customers.
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Enjoy a Kyoto kaiseki dinner—which draws out the potential of each ingredient—with heartfelt hospitality
Jiki Miyazawa is located right next to Nishiki Market, "the kitchen of Kyoto". You can enjoy Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine that makes the most of the ingredients' flavors. Jiki Miyazawa's cuisine is based on simple Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine. This restaurant is characterized by the fact that even though the dishes may look simple at first glance, you can feel the time and effort that were put into each bite. In order to bring out the best flavor of the ingredients, each dish is made through a very detailed process.
That is notably the case of the famous "grilled sesame tofu". This simple dish consists of grilled sesame tofu topped with a sauce made only with salt and honey, and a generous sprinkling of roasted sesame seeds. However, once you take a bite, this impression changes completely. The moment you put it in your mouth, the aroma of sesame spreads softly, followed by the gentle sweetness of the additive-free sauce and the buttery smooth texture of the meticulously prepared sesame tofu. Thus, the initial impact is strong, followed by a harmony of flavors and aromas, and a gentle aftertaste, creating three components that make the most of the flavors of the ingredients to create a highly satisfying dish.
Jiki Miyazawa's attention to detail can be felt in the food, but also in the tableware. Be sure to pay attention to antique tableware and those made by contemporary artists.
In addition, Jiki Miyazawa's high quality is reflected not only in its cuisine, but also in its customer service. When you sit down at the wooden counter, the restaurant staff will face you directly and politely greet you. Furthermore, each time the food is brought to you, you will receive detailed explanations about the ingredients and cooking methods.
Please enjoy a wonderful meal at Jiki Miyazawa, where you can feel heartfelt hospitality.
Lunch course / ￥6,600, ￥13,200 *There is an additional 10% service charge.
Using twice as much kudzu (Japanese arrowroot) as regular sesame tofu and kneading it for a long time creates a unique texture and aroma that open up new possibilities for sesame tofu, a classic Japanese food. The courses, efficiently prepared without waste and with a sense of neatness and order, will surely leave an indelible mark on the memories of those who eat them. Please spend a superb time with a very attentive service. ※The photo shows the famous grilled sesame tofu. This is an example of a course meal.
Dinner course / ￥13,200, ￥19,800 *There is an additional 10% service charge.
An evening course where you can enjoy the essence of Jiki Miyazawa to your heart's content. 13,200 yen for a total of 10 dishes. The abundant ¥19,800 menu includes a total of 13 dishes. Some people may be worried that they won't be able to eat all the dishes because there are so many, but the amount of each dish can be adjusted and served so that you can taste more dishes. ※ The photo is an example of a course meal.
How to Order
The price of course meals changes depending on the day and the season. There is no menu, so if in doubt, ask when making a reservation. When your meal is brought to you, you will receive an explanation of the food in English. Drink menus are available in English.
- Order Tips -
The owner, Mr. Izumi, can speak simple English. If you need an English drink menu or have any questions about your meal, please ask at the counter.