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Fine dining for someone special's birthday 2012/8/2 16:04
Hi,

Can you please suggest where to go (either in Osaka or Kyoto) for fine dining (romantic environment,nice view & japanese garden environment, quiet, mostfly suitable for couple) for dinner bday celebration?

I am looking for fine dining mainly for Japanese cuisine.

Thanks in advance for your help :)
by luvsushi (guest)  

Re: Fine dining for someone special's birthday 2012/8/2 19:06
It would help a lot if you let us know your budget. Kyoto has restaurants ranging from 5000Y to 50000Y per person that match your description.
by ausmomo rate this post as useful

Re: Fine dining for someone special's birthday 2012/8/2 20:49
luvsushi,

I am a Japanese lived in Kyoto for 10 years, almost 30 years ago. I think Kyoto is the center of Japanese cuisine, so that I wish many people from foreign countries have fine cuisine in Kyoto while they are in Japan. I think it should be less expensive as compared to that in Tokyo and Osaka. Further, one should note that some Japanese style restaurants in Kyoto (Ryou-tei, ) have historical Japanese style rooms and gardens.

http://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?0+81317
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Fine dining for someone special's birthday 2012/8/3 10:28
hi ausmomo,

my budget for two people is about 24000 yen. that is maybe about AUD$300 max. if you can suggest below than my budget, im more than happy =)

Thanks for your help.

Cheers
by luvsushi (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Fine dining for someone special's birthday 2012/8/3 10:29
hi frog1954,

thank you for your suggestion =)

look forward to go Japan in September
by luvsushi (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Fine dining for someone special's birthday 2012/8/3 12:42
Here's what I'd suggest, but you have to keep in mind that I've never even been to Kyoto!

In no particular order;

ultra modern;
A Womb (awomb.com) 7000Y course

KAISEKI;
Yachiyo (ryokan-yachiyo.com/top/englishtop.html) 7000-10000Y

Minoko (minoko.co.jp) 15000Y

kichisen-kyoto.com/en/cuisine.php 14000Y (this bloke won his Iron Chef battle)

[the latter few are a bit over your price range, hopefully someone else can suggest a cheaper kaiseki meal]

If you want a twist, try this cooking class for an evening;
http://www.vegetarian-food-kyoto.com/index.html

If you have a non-smoking preference remember to ask when making the reservation.
by ausmomo rate this post as useful

Re: Fine dining for someone special's birthday 2012/8/4 11:43
I took my girlfriend to the trade center in Cosmosquare, Osaka.

http://www.wtc-cosmotower.com/storeguidance/index.html#restaurant

About halfway down you will see the 2 restaurants one on 47th floor and other on 48th. I chose the buffet on 48th floor. Came to just over 10000 yen with a bottle of red wine. So it's very good value. Not sure what the 47th floor restaurant is like...

The view from your table is amazing, especially at night. You can see from my facebook picture here:-
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150939959215013&l=2571545a63

Good luck finding somewhere anyway! :)
by Jamzyb (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Fine dining for someone special's birthday 2012/8/4 13:10
In the Prince Hotel at Otsu there is a great japanese restaurant. It is up about the 30th floor from memory, with views over lake Biwa which is very pretty. Nothing is in english, though, even the prices. When we stayed a few years ago (at the Prince which is very nice) we just guessed and ended up with a kaseiki meal, it was 10000 JPY pp. It was spectaculr food
by Lazy Pious (guest) rate this post as useful

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