Spending time at Kashiwaya is like bathing in wabi-sabi, the ancient aesthetic convention placing the transience, imperfection and beauty of nature above all else. The restaurant comprises seven private tatami-floored dining rooms, furnished in the simplistic yet elegant Japanese tradition, lit with lanterns and scented with incense and the swaying pines outside. Owner-chef Hideaki Matsuo takes his inspiration from the hospitality of the Kyoto tea ceremony. An exemplar of the kaiseki multi-course tradition, the three Michelin-star menu is made up of eight dishes, which change each month. This is food for the soul.
1F 2-5-18 Senriyama Nishi, Suita-shi, Osaka, Osaka 565-0851