Yamazushi has been on my want-to-go list for years but I knew Eric would not be into all the fish. When their website was redesigned recently, I noticed a price increase starting in 2020 so I talked my friend Amy into accompanying me. I emailed the owner in late August and added our names to the waiting list hoping a table would open up this fall. Luckily, we got our chance just days before I was leaving to go to Japan!
Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner that features a variety of small, artful dishes, prepared with fresh, in-season ingredients. We received eight courses in the chef’s preferred order (and we never received a printed menu, so my descriptions are based on what I remember the server saying). The service was politely choreographed and our wine glasses were refilled consistently. Additionally, all of the pottery was handmade by the chef!
It was a relaxed feast for the eyes and tongue. And while I definitely preferred certain components more than others, overall it was a wonderful experience.
Photos and descriptions below!