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“9 out of 10...”
Review of Kanga-an

Kanga-an
Ranked #427 of 14,111 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center
Reviewed February 25, 2011

Finding this temple-restaurant is not difficult thanks to the many reviewers who have posted directions.

My wife and I enjoyed the ambience as much as the superbly presented food. We were shown to a private room when we arrived and did not see any other people throughout our meal except for our good-humoured server. We knew there were other people lunching there as an occasional peal of laughter or murmur of voices would float across to us, but such is the discreet and harmonious layout of the premises that one feels cocooned in blissful and contemplative solitude.

The only reason I rate Kanga-an 9 out of 10 is that the tempura was soggy and not crisp when it was served. Everything else was perfect which made this lapse even more jarring.

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Reviewed December 20, 2010

The setting is sensational - a centuries-old Zen temple with a beautiful garden. The food is no less eye-catching. Of all the Zen meals I've tried in Kyoto, this is the one I've gone back to as often as possible. It's not a cheap meal, but it's amazingly good value, and to finish with dessert and a whisky in the hidden bar/salon ... this is an extraordinary experience.

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