Found in Gion, Kyoto! I want to savor it carefully.
Gojo Station is one subway stop from Kyoto Station. A five-minute walk from Exit 2 is a Japanese restaurant that has been in business for more than six generations since the Edo period. The restaurant was formerly a caterer and became the current Japanese restaurant 18 years ago.
The Japanese-style setting is relaxing, with tatami room seating overlooking a tsuboniwa garden and a counter at the entrance.
The mini kaiseki lunch continues to attract a growing number of repeat customers, especially locals, who call it a "cost-effective lunch. It includes a number of dishes such as tempura, fish yuan-yaki, and takikomiawase, and is priced at 1,300 yen. The restaurant's ingenuity is evident in every detail of the dish, such as the tempura, which is made by hand by dipping fluffy sesame tofu in rice cake flour to give it a unique texture. The deep flavor of the carefully prepared broth is also apparent, and for such a reasonable price, one can't help but take one's hat off to the restaurant.
Be sure to try the value-priced kaiseki courses starting at 4,500 yen.