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Japanese: Kaiseki

Nihon-ryori Kawanami Description

Nihon-ryori Kawanami, located near Shin-Omiya Station in Nara, offers a truly authentic Japanese dining experience. The restaurant is renowned for its exquisite Japanese cuisine, which showcases the essence of traditional flavors and culinary techniques. As you step inside, you are greeted by a serene ambiance with tatami mat seating, creating a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

One of the standout features of Nihon-ryori Kawanami is its focus on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including seasonal vegetables picked in the morning. The menu boasts a variety of meticulously prepared dishes, such as the beautifully presented red maple leaf adorned boat dish and the flavorful steamed dishes. The attention to detail in both presentation and taste truly sets this restaurant apart. Whether you opt for the course menu or a la carte options, each dish is a masterpiece that delights the senses and showcases the skill of the chefs. For a dining experience that celebrates the essence of Japanese cuisine in the heart of Nara, Nihon-ryori Kawanami is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

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Nihon-ryori Kawanami Overview


4-chōme-6-14 Shibatsujichō, Nara, Nara 630-8114


+81 (0) 742-35-1873


3 minute walk from Shin-Omiya Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 5:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 5:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 5:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 5:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 5:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 5:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Nihon-ryori Kawanami Reviews

Nihon-ryori Kawanami Google Average Rating



Is it a reservation system only for courses?
It was delicious, but it was also a feast for the eyes.


The taste, the service, everything is top quality. The inside of the store is casual. Reservations are relatively easy to make.


There will be dishes that will impress you.


I went there alone when my predecessor was there.
I'm the only customer.
I think stores like this are underrated.
Especially for celebrities, madams, and people who like shiny branded items.
I think they can only see the surface, so they don't understand the true deliciousness of it.
The restaurant has an atmosphere like a pub, and the dishes are all brown and there are no shiny items.
It's a shop that sells wildflowers rather than roses.
However, that's why you can feel the essential deliciousness.
In fact, glittery fakes shouldn't come. Because I don't know anyway.
I think it would be good if there were more stores like this in rural areas, instead of building stores like those in cities in rural areas.
I heard that the second generation is currently in operation, so I would like to visit it sometime.
It is a treasure of Nara.


This is a Japanese restaurant run by the owner, who grows the vegetables he uses in his cooking and calls himself a ``soil chef.'' The inside of the restaurant is a little dated and has the impression of being somewhere between an izakaya and a small restaurant. All the dishes were at a consistent level and delicious. The presentation is beautiful, and the vegetables we are proud of are delicious. But it's a pity that I wasn't able to come across such a big surprise... Also, I think it's because each item is made with care, but the food is slow to come out. I wonder if the cost performance is good. Considering the quality of the materials and the carefulness of the work, I can understand even if it costs a little more. That's conscientious.
*For more detailed information, please see the blog of "Tomoo Nara (Dacchin.)". The keyword in Google search is [Michelin pretend]. 】+【Store name】♪
*Please note that this visit was more than 5 years ago.

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