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5.0 (9) $$$$ $$$$ French, Creative


Summary: Creative kaiseki twist.

KAHALA stands as a cozy culinary gem in Osaka, with its warm copper and honey-toned decor setting the stage for an innovative take on kaiseki cuisine. Owner-chef Yoshifumi Mori brings over 40 years of creativity to the table, blending Japanese traditions with global influences from France to India. His dishes, like curry bread with coffee oil and a wagyu beef mille-feuille, showcase a playful departure from the norm, while his personal greeting to each guest adds a charming touch to the dining experience. The restaurant's intimate counter seating for eight invites diners to witness Mori's relentless pursuit of culinary innovation firsthand, as he continues to explore unknown ingredients and pioneering cooking techniques. With signature dishes such as the karasumi somen served on lacquer plates painted by Mori himself, KAHALA is a testament to the chef's unyielding quest to create a unique movement in cuisine.


2 Stars
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Score 78.5 / 100 2023
Ranked # 1,052 in the World 2023


Japan, 〒530-0002 Osaka, Kita Ward, Sonezakishinchi, 1 Chome−9−2 岸本ビル

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