This time, we would like to introduce a new restaurant “Wajun Kien” in Uji City.
Japanese food craftsmen are very cool.
Each dish is either delicious because it is gorgeous or gorgeous because it is delicious. In this report, we will take a look at a restaurant where the word “beautiful” is exactly right.
Introduction of the restaurant
The restaurant is located on the outskirts of Ujibashi Street.
This store is located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. The store is located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, just off the Ujibashi Shopping Street at the foot of Byodo-in Temple, where tourists have gradually started to return to the area after the recent rush of the new Corona model has finally come to an end. The shop is located at the end of the shopping street, one alley off the main shopping street, where you will find the fashionable “Naka-Uji yorin” store.
- Business hours: 11:30 – 14:00, 17:30 – 22:00
- Closed: Sunday and Monday
- Parking: No parking lot
- Address: 1F, West Wing, Naka-Uji yorin, 32 Myoraku, Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan
The restaurant is transformed into a restaurant where you can enjoy oju during the day and a la carte dishes at night.
Menu & Taste
The menu, as you can see from some of the reviews, is small in number, but personally I feel that this is just right, as it allows you to enjoy the menu while getting lost in it.
I can’t even look at the behavior of an indecisive and suspicious old man☆
The sake menu looks like this. The local sake menu is quite extensive.
Let me introduce them in order.
I guess this is the first one.
What they do is no different from what they do at home☆
The appetizers are colorful.
The sashimi seems to be served according to the season. This time, we had four kinds of sashimi, mainly hamo.
The best part of this restaurant is the counter kitchen. For example, the hamo was cut from the bone and seared on the spot by the owner, while we waited for it to be done.
Dengaku of fu. It is just right as a chopstick rest.
I switched to cold sake at this point. The name of the sake is “Soma-no-tengu” (meaning “the tengu of Soma” in Japanese). It is an easy-drinking and tasty sake.
The duck roast is well accented with Japanese flavor sauce and Japanese pepper. And the arrangement and red color of the dish is beautiful.
Today’s kama-yaki, positioned as the main dish.
We had to wait for the kama to be finished while closely observing everything from skewering to searing, and the work was done with the utmost care. Grilling is done slowly over charcoal without using a grill, and the heat is controlled with an uchiwa fan.
The final rice dish is either saba-zushi (mackerel sushi) or wagyu beef nigiri. Normally, I would choose the wagyu, but the saba-zushi is also available, which the Japanese restaurant is proud to serve.
The meat is thick and the amount of vinegared rice is exquisite.
I added some red miso soup. It is a taste of a so-called ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant), and gives you a sense of a little bit of luxury.
This is all for this time.
The service itself is good, but each dish is very carefully prepared. Usually waiting is boring, but it was a restaurant where you can enjoy just watching the food being prepared. It is quite certain that this restaurant will become popular in the future, so you can enjoy delicious sake and food while relaxing and watching the food being prepared and chatting with the friendly owner. This is probably the only time you will be able to do so.
Youtube version uploaded.
We have uploaded a video introducing the restaurant “Wajun Kien”. The video is based on a different visit than the one in this article, so if you would like to see more of the restaurant’s menu, please check it out as well.