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Japanese, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

We had lunch here and ordered 12 small dishes. Presented really well. Taste overall good. Sashimi box was sold out unfortunately. Garden is Nice, however during the typhoon period we didn't see it well. 3.5 stars.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

You can enjoy special Bento Lunch box for the luxury Japanese style. 休日に友人とのんびりゆったり日本スタイルの優雅なランチを楽しめました。器はお弁当箱も素敵です。やや暑い日でしたが、中は風通しがよく爽やかで、日本家屋と庭を楽しむ事が出来ます。

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled across this place. It isn’t promoted or advertised! It is tucked away quietly in Kurashiki’s Historic District, and unless you study TripAdvisor in advance, you would pass it by without a thought. Inside is an extraordinary lunch menu offering, with 12 individual dishes...in a two storey bento box. The restaurant overlooks a lovely garden, and has a small gift shop. The food is well presented, tasty and beautiful. It is a great way to lunch whilst in such a lovely old-Kurashiki district. We were blown away, and still can’t understand why this restaurant isn’t better known and promoted. Sensational lunch, quite simply!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 9, 2019

True to ancient tradition, this beautiful ryokan is a jewel, made even more beautiful by the grace and hospitality of its caring staff.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed November 2, 2017

The service is what you would expect in a place like this. Unobtrusive, polite, and always ready to top up your glass or take away a used plate. Our table overlooked the Japanese garden that was a bit overgrown, but had all the features that...make these places so interesting. We had a kaiseki style bento that was just delicious. The vegetables were fresh, the sashimi melted in your mouth and the meat portions were exquisite. Would happily recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed July 24, 2017

The restaurant is also a ryokan, there is a nice japanese garden next to the restaurant. The service is excellent and food is quite nice. Their bento box set lunch looks very pretty and tastes good.

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We only spent two days in kurashiki. It was a pity we followed the suggestion as made in tripadviser and wasted our lunch. The restaurant is nice but not the food. Again the food looked like those we could easily have in buffet breakfast in...any Japan Hotels. Mostly cold, pre prepared and rather tasteless. Again, fast food with table services. 2000 yen per set, we were regretted for this choice. Disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Close to the central canal of Kurashiki, this restaurant offers a small but exquisite lunch menu with three different types of Japanese food. We went for the many-small-dishes variant and was served 15 different items (plus a hefty apple-ginger juice), elegantly presented and very tasty....Attentive service, reasonable prices, beautiful locale.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed January 21, 2017

[This place is a primarily a ryokan that seems to do a lunch business as well. I couldn't figure out how to review it as a hotel, which is annoying.] I consider this place to be a sort of gold standard of luxury ryokan. What...can I say, you just show up and after that they just take care of you with gentility and grace. This was our second visit, and not much had changed. Not even the staff. This is not a bad thing. We've tried two of the rooms, and both were large and comfortable suites with a Japanese-style living room and a western bedroom. A sumptuous kaiseki dinner is served in-room. An amazing 15-odd item breakfast is served in the dining room (we haven't tried the Western-style breakfast, only the Japanese-style). The sitting room where you can take coffee or tea overlooks a lovely garden. You can reserve time in the bath, separately or as a couple. The area around the hotel is a preserved "Bikan" area meant to model the environment of Edo-era Japan. But there is a world-class European art museum in this district as well. If you are walking from Kurashiki train station, take a left at the main road in front of the station, and on the first or second right thereafter you will find a long passage-cum-street market that leads to the Bikan area. Some of it is covered. Going this way is much nicer than using the modern streets nearby.More

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Our family of seven spent three nights at Ryokan Kurashiki, experienced four of the five rooms (I would call them suites as each had a bedroom and at least one if not two living rooms). All four suites had both atmosphere and comfort. Excellent beds....Even though the bathrooms did not have private outside baths, the tubs were deep and large. Ritsuko Nakamura, the charming okami (owner), is welcoming and made sure that our wishes were well taken care of. For example, we wanted to bike the Shimanami Kaido so she researched bike rentals, train and taxi options and made the whole experience easy. Her entire staff is attentive and on top of every detail. The location of the ryokan, in the center of the historic district could not be any better. The kaiseki tasting menus were delicious and interesting. We highly recommend this ryokan.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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