Kagurazaka Ishikawa

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(kagurazaka ishikawa)

Kagurazaka Ishikawa is a Michelin three-star restaurant located in Tokyo, Japan. It is renowned for its traditional Japanese cuisine that offers a subtle, yet unforgettable taste. In Japanese cooking, chefs often talk about “kakushiaji,” which refers to the art of seasoning that brings out the flavor of the dish. At Kagurazaka Ishikawa, this art is taken to another level, where the charm lies in the hidden parts of the dish.

The restaurant’s signature dish is the steamed black rockfish, accompanied by Daitokuji natto, which is served in a kombu-and-shellfish dashi with reduced salt for an elegant taste. The dish offers a perfect combination of taste and texture, with the natto adding a creamy texture and the dashi providing a subtle umami flavor. The slices of the finest awabi and shabu-shabu somen of wagyu impart a sense of delicacy, making the dish a truly unforgettable experience.

Owner-chef Hideki Ishikawa is the mastermind behind the restaurant’s success. His dedication to the art of cooking is evident in the dishes that he creates. His cooking style is a reflection of his character, which is both refined and elegant. He believes that “cooking makes the man,” and this is evident in the fare that is served at the restaurant.

The restaurant’s interior is simple and elegant, with a minimalist decor that allows the food to take center stage. The main dining area offers a serene atmosphere, with dim lighting and comfortable seating that make diners feel relaxed and comfortable. The private dining rooms offer a more intimate setting, with traditional Japanese decor that transports diners back in time.

Kagurazaka Ishikawa offers a unique dining experience that is not to be missed. The restaurant’s commitment to using only the freshest ingredients, combined with its dedication to the art of cooking, makes it a culinary destination for food lovers from all over the world. The restaurant has received numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious Michelin three-star rating, which is a testament to its excellence in every aspect of the dining experience.

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