If you consider yourself an adventurous foodie, then this article is for you! “Les Créations de Narisawa” will give you a stunningly unique experience and is based around innovative French cuisine lead by Japanese chef and owner, Narisawa Yoshihiro.
Chef Narisawa started his journey when he traveled to France, Switzerland, and Italy at the age of 19 for training before he returned to Japan . In 2003, he opened “Les Créations de Narisawa” which was modified later to “Narisawa” an innovative sustainable two-Michelin star restaurant.
The restaurant menu theme is “omakase” or “leave it to the chef” which means there is no menu to choose from! All you have to do is to inform the restaurant of your preference(s), allergies (if any), and your health condition to take into consideration while preparing your meal, and the chef will choose fresh ingredients from the season to prepare a stand-out dish to meet your taste buds.
It is worth mentioning that NARISAWA has constantly ranked in the top #30 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2009, was ranked #8 in TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2015, and was awarded The World’s No.1 Restaurant in the Sustainable Restaurant Award 2013.
If you’re still wondering what to expect, then check out the below photos:
Fermentation of the forest natural seed
Stone pot heated
The final presentation, Bon appetit!
The restaurant’s most notable dishes include; The “Soil Soup”, “Water Salad”, and “Bread of the forest” which will take your breath away from the get-go with its stunning preparation right through until its unique presentation.
Interested in giving this unique restaurant a go on your travel adventures? If so you’ll need to book in advance but the great news is that you can reserve your seat online ,or contact the restaurant’s customer service in English to help with your reservation.
Price (excl. tax) and hours:
- Lunch Course (12:00 – LO 13:00) – 20,000 yen
- Dinner Course (18:30 – LO 20:00) – 25,000 yen
For more information, check out their official website below.