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Kappo Shunsui is a kaiseki resturant that opened pretty recently in the Japanese restaurant & KTV nexus that is Cuppage Plaza.

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Jimbocho Den is probably one of the more popular restaurants for foodies visiting Tokyo now, and I had managed to secure a reservation here, even though it was pretty late at 9 pm!

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Ishikawa is a Michelin 3 star restaurant but yet it has one of the most unassuming entrances around. It’s just a simple doorway in set in a panel of black wood with a small lit sign, set behind the Bishamonten shrine in the traditional geisha district of Kagurazaka.

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

Kanazawa is  well known for their Kaga cuisine, which is their regional version of kaiseki ryori, and it’s based around local specialities and fresh seafood because Kanazawa is located near the sea.

Looking around for a good place to have kaiseki in Kanazawa, the place that got mentioned the most was Zeniya, which was perfect since it was en route on the local loop bus after one of the major attractions in Kanazawa, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, a definite must-visit for anyone interested in the arts.

It’s been around for a long time, first opened in 1970 by the current head chef’s father, and then taken over by him in 1997 and going on strong till today.

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Unlike Singapore where most of the top Japanese restaurants tend to be cloistered in hotels, in Tokyo even the Michelin 3 star restaurants are hidden down obscure alleys, just a door in the face of an nondescript building.

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Goto Japanese Restaurant is a kaiseki restaurant set in the heart of Singapore. This small restaurant was set up by Goto Hisao, the owner and chef who was formerly the chef to previous Japanese ambassador in Singapore.

I had read about the exquisite quality of their food served here at Goto from the other blogs and so despite the steep price, I decided to at least give it a chance for lunch.

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