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Okibi China's Cantonese Grilled Nanaya Duck Thigh

Seasoned with salt, ginger powder, and five-spice powder, it is then dried and baked to a crispy, savory perfection.

Charcoal-grilled Chinese food with wine [Okibi China] opens in Uzumasa

August 12, 2021 open

A short walk from Randen Katabinotsuji Station. Entering the restaurant from the side of the signboard with motifs of grapes, charcoal, and small basket wrappers, you will find plaster walls with charcoal kneaded into them, and tables and a counter facing a tsuboniwa (small garden). The owner-chef, Mr. Tsuji, handles everything from cooking to wine corkscrewing by himself, so the restaurant is limited to two groups per day. The restaurant basically refuses to accept guests who do not drink alcohol or are of an age group that cannot drink. Adult bliss awaits you as you savor a set of appetizers and dim sum while enjoying the recommended wine and waiting for the char-grilled dishes such as crispy pork and Cantonese-style Nanaya duck to be finished.

Okibi China - 5 appetizers + 5 dim sums set

Starting at 3,300 yen for a set of 5 appetizers + 5 dim sums, including chicken knots in a small basket, purple zuki and shrimp steamed dumplings, and glutinous rice pancakes with new lotus root and Tanba Ajiwai chicken.

 Due to Corona's influence, [BistroSUMIREChinese] in Kiyamachi, where I was the head chef, closed last year. I decided that if I was going to go out on my own, I wanted to do only what I wanted to do, so I decided to specialize in charcoal grilling and wine. Embers are red-hot coals. It's fun to think about how to sear the ingredients, and the dry heat makes the ingredients crispy and savory," he says.

Okibi China

With introductions from senior chefs leading famous restaurants in the Kansai region, the restaurant has already become a popular place with an endless stream of reservations. Mr. Wong of [Caikan Wong], whom I admire as my mentor, comes to see me every day," says Tsuji. It seems that the day is not far off when Tsuji's charcoal-grilled dishes will become a national specialty.

Okibi China
Okibi China

Owner-chef Ryuhei Tsuji
Born in Kyoto, he gained experience at Kamonkyo, a famous restaurant with 200 seats in Tokyo, and Bistro SUMIRE Chinese, a modern Chinese restaurant in Kyoto. He is also a certified sommelier.

Okibi China

  • Okiki China
  • August 12, 2021 open
  • 14-107, Taihata-Tayabu-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 min. walk from Randen "Katabinotsuji" station
  • Tel. 075-864-2211
  • 17:00-23:00 (LO/22:00)
  • Closed on Sunday and 2nd Monday
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/okibi_china/
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