Have Japanese-western fusion cuisine at Kyoto Modern Terrace
Kyoto Modern Terrace is located on the second floor of the bookshop Tsutaya in Okazaki, The restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner specializes in a cuisine style that is a mix of Japanese and Italian influences. The desserts they offer are made by a famous long-standing Kyoto shop. Like you can probably guess from the name, their terrace seating is especially nice and exceptional at night when you get to enjoy the night views of Kyoto while drinking a glass of champagne. There is something very classical, somewhat cultural, about the experience here that I like very much.
Kyoto-tofu Hamburg steak
/ ￥1,800+ tax
This Hamburg steak uses Chamiton pork from Kagoshima famous for its great taste and combines this pork with tofu from Kyoto. The patties are shaped by hand, and fried in a special sauce, making the taste great and the meat juicy. And the vegetables like the mushrooms you get with it just make the taste even better. I’m sure that you can’t stop eating this steak once you put your fork into it!
Eel and zucchini pasta
/ 1,300 + tax
This pasta combines the soft juicy eel with the refreshing taste of zucchini, and playing a supporting role here is the tomato and anchovy pasta sauce. When eating this dish, it’s hard to tell your brain whether you’re eating Italian or Japanese, but it tastes good all the same. This dish may look simple, but the taste is layered: you have the tomato sauce, the eel, and the zucchini all come together to form something new.
/ ￥980 + tax
The sourness of the fig complements the sweet custard of this tart. And it also looks quite nice! The crust is pretty thick, and the taste a bit on the heavy side, but it goes well with the toppings you have on it, and inside your mouth it achieves a state of equilibrium. The tart is even served on an earthenware plate made in Kyoto!
/ ￥1,600 (for 5) + tax
You can choose three or five desserts, some of them traditional Japanese ones, others western, but all of them taste good. You also get a cup of coffee or tea with them, making this is a great set for afternoon tea. The traditional Japanese sweets are made by a famous shop in Kyoto called Kameya Yoshinaga. The choices are different every day, so you’ll be sure to have a different treat every day.