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, 2020

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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.
For 8 guests
Thursday, March 12th, 2020

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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.
Without wine & sake pairings
Inclusive of wine & sake pairings
For 8 guests
Friday, March 13th, 2020

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Limited to 30 Guests

Chef Tokuoka’s grandfather, Yuki Teiichi, founded Kyoto Kitcho and is credited for creating the gold standard for kaiseki dining throughout Japan. See how he perpetuates the Japanese philosophy of omotenashi or hospitality, with each and every detail of your experience considered.

The Japanese saying “Ichigo Ichie” is translated as one time, one meeting. It means that we must cherish this moment, as it can never be repeated. We invite you to savor this special event, as it will not come again. This exclusive dinner is limited to 30 guests and includes nine courses, served kaiseki-style with personal tableside service from Chef Tokuoka himself.
Without wine & sake pairings
Inclusive of wine & sake pairings
For 8 guests
Includes wine & sake pairings, plus luxury car chauffeur service (up to four pick-up locations in the Honolulu area), and exclusive gifts from Chef Tokuoka
Includes tax, service, and complimentary valet parking.
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.

Please contact the Taste of Kyoto Event Concierge at (808) 400-3311 or for reservations and further information.