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Exterior view of DONO

[Enjoy the delicious taste of vegetables at Ristorante DONO with a view of Heian Shrine.

Open on April 18, 2024

[Located near Heian Shrine, ristrante DONO (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is an Italian restaurant named with the idea of sharing the bounty of the earth. It was opened in Kyoto, the birthplace of Chef Middle East, who trained in Italy for five years and in France for one year, and then worked as a chef in Tokyo and Osaka.

Interior view of DONO Chef Middle East

The restaurant wants its diners to experience the deliciousness of vegetables during the dinner course. The vegetables used are from his own farm or from farmers he knows, and he carefully selects them while carefully observing the expression of their creators. The important vegetables are not only used as the main course and color of the dish, but are also smoked and used as a base for soups and sauces.

DONO Appetizers

All dishes are examples of the 14,500 yen seasonal dinner course. The antipasto fresco at the time of the photo shoot was zucchini. Chilled vegetables decorated with potato mash, white beans, bacon, and dandelion to represent a garden.

The restaurant's interior is also filled with attention to detail, with the height of all the windows precisely calculated to provide a view of the torii gate of Heian Jingu Shrine. Also of note are the interior walls covered with 400-year-old bricks used in England and the marble tables. The kiln at the back of the kitchen is a must-see, where the chef handles the firewood.

dono risotto

The risotto of the day was monkfish and garlic. The smoked squid is pleasantly chewy, and the rice is sake rice that easily soaks up the flavor.

The wood-smoked meats, seafood, and vegetables retain just the right amount of moisture to keep them moist and mouthwatering. The dolce, which comes at the end of each course, is served at the bar counter. The chef will recommend a dessert menu based on your preferences and how full you are, so enjoy the conversation with the chef and let the time pass by in a leisurely manner.

DONO Course Main

The second carne of the day was grilled deer. It was a dish that changed the image of gibier cuisine, with a light flavor and no smell, and was so tender that it could be easily cut with a knife.

ristorante DONO

  • Ristorante Dono
  • Open on April 18, 2024
  • 2F Beaupassage Kyoto Okazaki, 62 Enshoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from Higashiyama Subway Station
    7 min. walk from bus stop "Higashiyama Niomon
  • Tel. 050-1808-3110
  • 17:00-22:00 (LO/20:00)
  • Closed on Sundays and once a month for irregular holidays
  • All seats non-smoking Fully private room available No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/ristorantedono_menu/
  • TEXT: Yurie Sano
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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