Omakase in Kyoto
I will be in Kyoto later this month for five days and would really like to experience omakase while I am there. I have done a Chowhound search and it seems that all restaurants where omakase is offered and which are recommended here are in Tokyo - while we will be in Tokyo for five days, it is with friends who are somewhat price conscious and I don't want to put them in a difficult position and so thought that, if possible, I should experience this in Kyoto.
Neither I nor my travelling companion speak any Japanese, although we are trying to learn enough to at least manage Please and Thank You, which I think could be a problem for omakase?
Would be most grateful for any suggestions.
I would consider "Matsumoto". http://erisekiya.cocolog-nifty.com/ky... (Japanese) shows a sample lunch, 10 pieces 5,000 JPY, 13 pieces 8,000 JPY. Young chef, interestingly uses both "edomae" and southern sourced fish. We had a great lunch there about two weeks ago (photo). You will need to have your concierge make a reservation and let them know of any preferences (e.g. if you dislike shellfish, uni, etc.).