Authentic Japanese Kaiseki restaurant Roketsu has launched its debut site in London with celebrated Chef Daisuke Hayashi at the helm.
Hayashi is one of the only masters of the Kaiseki tradition globally, and the first to bring this spectacular and lesser-known form of Japanese dining to London.
Kaiseki dining, originally a traditional meal served to Buddhist monks at tea ceremonies, is a ten-course set menu centred around dashi (Japanese stock) and is guided by the flavours of seasonal ingredients.
Offering one of the most exclusive dining experiences across London, the restaurant is made up of just 10 seats at the counter with a maximum of 16 diners per night. Guests can expect to be taken on a journey through unique and innovative dishes which each draw from Japanese tradition yet incorporate Western techniques. The menus will change monthly, intimately following the seasons, and are priced at £190 per person. The meal is three hours long from start to finish.
Daisuke Hayashi trained at the triple Michelin starred and world renowned Kaiseki restaurant Kikunoi in Kyoto from the age of eighteen as a protégé of the owner and chef Yoshihiro Murata. Today Daisuke is at the forefront of the next generation of Japanese chefs applying a modern, progressive approach to Japanese food.