Kien was the first One Michelin Star Japanese restaurant I ate on my second visit to Tokyo. In fact, Kien makes kaiseki-style cuisine which is a traditional multi-course Japanese lunch or dinner. Moreover, all the ingredients are high quality indeed, being a Michelin-starred restaurant. Additionally, you will experience an Omakase encounter with the Chef Head, Hiroaki Ishizuka, at Kien.
Reservation at Kien Kaiseki Restaurant
Well, like every Michelin-star Japanese restaurant in Japan, they are very famous and mandatory to make a reservation. Therefore, it’s important to reserve at least two weeks in advance to have the opportunity to eat at Kien. In addition, you can make a reservation by calling or going direct to these providers ikyu.com, gnavi.co.jp, and tabelog.com.
Honestly, I took around 15 minutes to find the Japanese restaurant because it looked like another house in the suburb. However, knowing this picture below, you will see where the restaurant, Kien, is located.
Lunch or Dinner at Kien
Certainly, it’s important to consider if you would go for lunch or dinner because the price changes considerably. Indeed, the most expensive set menu at lunchtime is Tokusen, which costs 14,850 yen, including taxes. On the other hand, if you plan to go at dinnertime, the Tokusen menu rises to 23,650 yen. Therefore, this menu may vary for such a price change.
If you want to know more about the menu at Kien, click Here.
So, now I will tell you about my experience at Kien. To begin with, I came here at lunchtime and ordered the Tonkusen set menu. Basically, you get nine dishes, and if you see an extra is because of the turtle soup, which was from my partner beside me. After mentioning that, you have two options to choose the Beef Fillet or the Turtle Soup.
Therefore, you must order the Fillet because it is delicious and much better than the soup at Kien. In other words, it was my first time trying turtle, and it has a special taste, not bad, but very different. Apart from that, all the other Japanese dishes were so good. It highlighted Japanese thin noodles with dried fish eggs & caviar, Sashimi, Otoro tuna & Mochi dessert.
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Location Tokyo, Japan
Rate: 4,6/5,0 Grateful/Excellent
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Price: Average per person $$$10,000 YEN
Contact: +81 3-3505-0728
Working Hours: From Monday- Friday from 11:30 am -1:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Address:Japan, 〒107-0052 Tokyo, Minato City, Akasaka, 2 Chome−18−8 長野コーポ