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[KAJI KYOTO] in Shijo is a restaurant opened by a world-renowned chef.

After honing his skills at famous restaurants across the United States, he opened Milo Kaimuki in his hometown of Hawaii in 2020. Japanese-American Chris Kajioka, one of the top chefs who is attracting attention from foodies around the world, has opened a restaurant in downtown Kyoto. The restaurant will present creative course meals that mix elements of California, Hawaii, and Peru, the hometown of Mr. Keoni, who runs the kitchen.


A second-generation Japanese-American Peruvian chef that Chris trusts. After gaining experience at a popular restaurant on the West Coast of the United States, he came to Japan to open [KAJI KYOTO].

When you open the door, what you feel is a more relaxed and casual atmosphere than what you would call innovative or fusion. When I asked Mr. Keoni, who is standing in the open kitchen, about his genre, he said, ``We often use firewood and charcoal for cooking, so if I had to choose one, it would be a live fire kitchen.''Please feel free to come and wear comfortable fashion.'' ” he said with a smile.


All dishes are an example of a 22,000 yen course that is common to both lunch and dinner. Tamba beef slowly cooked in a wood-fired oven is served with various corn dishes.

Since Keoni's roots are in Japan, the arrangement of seaweed, kelp, brown rice tea, and white miso is exquisite. “We are trying to create a flavor structure that can be enjoyed not only by fans of Chris' cooking and people traveling, but also by locals.The 13-course menu includes Peruvian home cooking and sweets. I'm sure the curious people of Kyoto will enjoy it as well.''


Caviar and monkey pod brioche is one of Chris' signature dishes.


Peruvian home cooking using mashed potatoes. Place homemade mullet on top of Inca no Awakening.

Open May 12, 2023
Kaji Kyoto
183-4 Fudocho, Takoyakushidori Shinmachi Nishiriru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
6 minutes on foot from Hankyu Karasuma Station
18:30 simultaneous start
Saturday and Sunday all start at 12:00, all at 18:30
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
All seats are non-smoking. Completely private rooms available. No parking lot.
PHOTO/Takahiro Takami, TEXT/Riho Tachihara

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*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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