Finally I have almost finished updating on my Instagram on my Japan trip, so I would like to go into detail one by one in my blog.
My two weeks trip in Tokyo and Kyoto hit quite a lot of restaurants that is on my bucket list, although many of them are places that I would want to revisit.
I decided to start my blogging on this trip with Suzue, a two star kaiseki restaurant.
Suzue’s ranking on tabelog has rocketed to No. 1 restaurant in Kyoto, and top 10 in Japan. The jump happened within 2-3 months. Suzue is a place with mixed comments, but personally I enjoyed my first visit here.
The ingredients in Suzue is fish and seafood driven. Their ingredients are exceptionally fresh and good quality. The chef Yoshihito Suzue selects exotic and rare ingredients, such as shark fin, wale and and tachiuo. We weren’t expecting ingredients like that. It was the second time where I tried wale. I didn’t like it that much for the first time but this was very fresh so I actually enjoyed it. Another highlight was the Matsutake. We weren’t expecting such a good quality matsutake at the end of November (which is almost the end of the matsutake season).
We requested for a smaller portion so it was slightly less than 40,000yen. I think Suzue is a one-of-its-kind kaiseki place. And I love how it’s located near a small river, it’s a nice walk to the restaurant.
Shunseki Suzue (旬席 鈴江)
Address:Jingumichi Niomon Shirakawa Minami iru, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto (京都府京都市左京区岡崎神宮道仁王門白川南入ル)
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 20:00
Chef: Yoshihito Suzue (鈴江四史人)
Dining cost: 40,000 – 50,000yen