Executive Chef of KYOTO KITCHO
Total 4 Michelin Stars
Experience the world’s ultimate in cuisine this March at 53 By The Sea. Honolulu’s premier fine dining restaurant welcomes Chef Kunio Tokuoka of the famed Kyoto Kitcho restaurants for three extraordinary culinary events. Learn why Chef Tokuoka’s flagship Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama is consistently awarded Three Stars by the Michelin Guide. It can take up to one year to obtain a reservation at the coveted restaurant. 53 By The Sea now offers three exclusive opportunities to experience his artistry for yourself, without the wait.

Wednesday, March 11th

11:30am - 1:30pm

Chef Tokuoka and 53 By The Sea Executive Chef Yoshi Ohata will prepare a special five-course lunch omakase-style, meaning Chef’s choice, with the perfect combinations of proteins, vegetables, and sauces for this season. His attention to detail in taste, texture, aroma, and plating will astound you.
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Thursday, March 12th

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Discover why Chef Tokuoka was awarded the esteemed James Beard culinary award, with his ability to transform fresh, seasonal ingredients into magic through traditional and modern preparations and presentations. Enjoy a 10-plus course menu designed by Chef Tokuoka and 53 By The Sea Executive Chef Yoshi Ohata that you will remember forever.
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Friday, March 13th

6:00pm - 10:00pm | Limited to 30 guests

Chef Tokuoka’s grandfather, Yuki Teiichi, founded Kyoto Kitcho and is credited with creating the gold standard for kaiseki dining throughout Japan. Experience how Chef Tokuoka honors this legacy through the Japanese form of hospitality, omotenashi, with each and every detail considered. This unforgettable Kyoto Kitcho Experience is limited to 30 guests and includes nine courses, served kaiseki-style with personal tableside service from Chef Tokuoka himself.


Inclusive of premium wine & sake pairings

Includes tax, service, complimentary valet parking and a special after-experience with Chef Tokuoka.

(8 Guests)

Includes all of the above, plus luxury car chauffeur service (up to four pick-up locations in the Honolulu area), and exclusive gifts from Chef Tokuoka

Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama is considered one of the most beautiful restaurants in Japan, with its traditional design and emphasis on views of the gardens and nature. As a third-generation chef and owner, Chef Kunio Tokuoka has continued its focus on excellence and hospitality. Every aspect of the guests’ experience has been considered, from the entrance to the final goodbye.

Chef Tokuoka’s emphasis on hospitality shines through with incomparable preparation of Japan’s finest and freshest ingredients, his choices in seasonings, method of preparation, and attractive presentations. Some of the dishware used at his restaurant is more than 400 years old. Seeking to delight his customers, Chef Tokuoka consistently pushes the limits of creativity, while honoring revered kaiseiki traditions. We are so pleased he is sharing his talents in Honolulu at these three culinary events.


For reservations and further information
please contact the Taste of Kyoto Concierge:

(808) 400-3311