The michelin hat represents a standard of dining and Gion Nanba did not disappoint. I had an amazing experience at the restaurant. Make sure you book because there are only about 10 seats in the restaurant. Are you ready for this 10 course meal?
|煮物椀 (Nimonowan) - soup with tansy tofu, rock trout|
|向付（Mukouzuke) - sashimi - sagittate calamari, red sea bream, tuna, Japanese amberjack|
|八寸 (Hassun) - Chub mackerel sushi, “Moroko" (kind of carp) from Biwa-ko lake (in Shiga prefecture)|
|焼物 (Yakimono) - Baked masu salmon with brassica, vinegar & egg yolk source|
|箸休 (Hashiyasume) - Sparkling enope squid, ostrich fern, sugar snap peas, Japanese tiger prawn with tomato sauce|
|香の物 (Kanomono) - Japanese pickled cucumber, sansho konbu (Konbu sea weed with Japanese pricklyash flavor), spring cabbage|
|御飯 (Gohan) - Steamed rice with noodle fish and bamboo shoot|
|汁 (Shiru) - Red-bean miso soup with tofu|
|水物 (Mizumono) - Strawberry mousse, Sakura-cherry sorbet, blueberry & raspberry source, white-wine jelly|
|お菓子 (Okashi) - Mushed sweet potato peach flavor, red bean jam inside|
Directions: Located at Hanamikoji Higashiiru, Shijo, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan.Get off at Kawara-Machi Station, Walk East and when you see star bucks on your right, on your left there should be an alley. Walk down this little dark alley and find a little red sign. Knock on the sliding hidden doors and enter this cute little restaurant.
The food: Each dish seems so delicate. Amazing. So many delicious and delicate components on each dish. Different flavours, fresh produce, incredibly polite staff and all of this is set in a classic looking Kyoto secret hole in the wall.
The highlights for me were fresh sashimi, prawn dish and dessert. I loved every dish though. AMAZING.
I'd definitely recommend this restaurant. A great opportunity to michelin standard food.
|Maccha green tea|