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Kaiseki cuisine with some theatrical flavor
The sleek timber counter in front of the open kitchen at Nakashima turns every meal into an intimate performance. A counter seat ensures the best view of the spectacle. The "kaiseki"-style multi-course meal showcases seafood from the clear waters of Hiroshima Bay and seasonal produce from the mountains of western Honshu. Seasoning is minimal, allowing the authentic, fresh flavors to speak for themselves.
Chef Tetsuo Nakashima and his team draw upon Hiroshima’s culinary traditions, and this respect for heritage goes far beyond the food. Every detail is designed to enhance the dining experience, including specially-made and antique ceramics tailored for each dish. Prominent Japanese artisans have crafted the earthen walls, wooden tabletops, and lacquerware, placing further emphasis on local traditions. Every detail and every ingredient seem to tell a story. This rich narrative adds to the performance behind the counter, providing diners with an experience, not just a meal. Chef Nakashima and his team have earned numerous accolades for their commitment to their craft.