For the sophisticated romantic | Kyoto Garden Sushi
Contemporary Romance at Kyoto Garden Sushi (CT)
Recent recipient of the Eat Out Best Asian award for 2014, Kyoto Garden Sushi in the City Bowl has until now, been somewhat of an undiscovered gem.
Its low-key profile and unassuming exterior may have had something to do with it. But be assured it won’t be the case much longer, as word of its authentic atmosphere and excellent menu spreads. As a special-occasion venue, it ticks every box – exotic setting, indulgent delicacies (the fresh whole crayfish steamed in a bamboo pot with Alaskan crab and two dipping sauces is something else) and intimate yet minimal elegance.
This is the epitome of Zen – clean flavours in a simple and sophisticated setting. Round the meal off with one of the refreshing desserts (cherry-blossom ice cream, green-tea crepes) and an aperitif – the restaurant has an excellent selection of Japanese single-malt whiskies.
This special culinary experience can be made even more memorable by dining in one of the restaurant’s private rooms.
kyotogardensushict.com / 021 422 2001
Text: Julia Freemantle
Photographs: Clare Gunn