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Japanese: Kaiseki

Godan Miyazawa


Godan Miyazawa Overview

Address

557 ŌEchō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8402

Phone

+81 (0) 75-708-6364

Access

3 minute walk from Gojo Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line), Exit 1.

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Godan Miyazawa Description

Located in Kyoto, Godan Miyazawa is a hidden gem that offers an exquisite dining experience rooted in the traditions of Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is situated in the Shimogyo ward of Kyoto, and its serene and elegant atmosphere reflects the rich history and culture of the city.

What sets Godan Miyazawa apart is its dedication to the art of tea kaiseki, a traditional Japanese multi-course meal that is served in the style of a tea ceremony. Each dish is meticulously prepared by the skilled hands of Chef Miyazawa, who infuses his creations with the spirit of Kyoto's culinary heritage. From the graceful movements of the chef to the use of antique tableware, every detail at Godan Miyazawa exudes a sense of authenticity and reverence for Japanese culture.

The menu at Godan Miyazawa showcases the depth and complexity of Kyoto's gastronomy. Guests can expect to savor a variety of seasonal ingredients, expertly crafted into dishes that are both visually stunning and bursting with flavor. From delicate sashimi to perfectly grilled seafood, each course is a testament to the chef's mastery of his craft. For those seeking a truly immersive dining experience, Godan Miyazawa offers a journey through the depths of Kyoto's culinary traditions that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Upscale

Private Dining Room

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Godan Miyazawa Reviews

Godan Miyazawa Google Average Rating

4.7

Godan Miyazawa Tabelog Average Rating

3.84

4

Google
I’m sorry to say that although the food was excellent, the chef/owner could barely hide his contempt for us. I’m not sure if this was because of his distaste for westerners or if it was homophobia, perhaps both? While he gleefully shared sakes and wines with the other (all Japanese guests) giving tastes and explanations of the numerous libations, we sat watching on in silence. Luckily we were being assisted by a charming Aussie lad, Ethan, who explained all the dishes and served us gracefully. When I inquired as to why the other guests were enjoying all the various wines and sakes while we looked on, Ethan asked the chef who was very clearly irritated by the question and very begrudgingly gave us a minuscule sample of just one wine. He told Ethan, in Japanese, that he does what he feels like (which presumably doesn’t include treating gay westerners fairly). He said he doesn’t speak English at the start of the meal.

It’s really a shame that he thinks this double standard is ok. After we spent well over USD$400 on our dinner, I left feeling quite disturbed by this. I’ve visited Japan more than 30 times and I’ve NEVER felt like that. If you’re going to serve high class food for high prices and get a Michelin star, treat your customers equally and fairly.

While the food was good and the rest of the staff worked well, I cannot recommend this restaurant because of the arrogance and smallness of the proprietor. There’s plenty of decent high-end restaurants in Kyoto. If he doesn’t want western business, don’t give it to him. A real shame. Disappointing.

5

Google
Highly recommend the sake pairing (around 12-15,000, changes on how you drink). All the dishes are highly creative. Will definitely go again!

5

Google
Visited here on a lunch reservation. I would say this was the best meal I've ever had, to this point in life. An incredible variety of foods, with perfect execution each time. It was a blast to talk with the chefs and hear them explain their dishes. Unforgettable experience.

5

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

My partner and I had dinner at Godan Miyazawa. In January 2019, the last New Year of the Heisei era, I had dinner at Jikimiyazawa. My partner and I were both very satisfied with the delicious food items. The mother body of Miyazawa soon...

4.5

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

The bill was 30,000 yen per person. Even at high-end restaurants, I always give honest comments (because it's a memo to myself, so I don't have to lie lol). It was really delicious! Particularly unforgettable is the rice topped with mullet roe...

4.7

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

There are rare races in this world that cannot stay forever, and if they were able to create an appropriate environment, they would evolve without the values that ordinary people can reach. I decided to continue, and usually such artistic people group...

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