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Is there any traditional Kaiseki in Florida?

askdrtodd Jan 6, 2011 10:36 AM

At all? Jax? Orlando? South FL? I don't know of any in Tampa...

  1. deet13 Jan 6, 2011 07:06 PM

    I'd love to try a Kaiseki style meal as well, and I've been asking around about this since you posted last time.

    Google draws a big goose egg, and most of the people (restaurant owners/cooks/chefs) in the Tampa area that I've spoken to either didn't know what I was talking about, or didn't know of any venue in Florida that serves it, or outright stated that they were unable to do it properly.

    I was debating on emailing the director of the cultural outreach group of the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach, to see if someone there might have some info.

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    1. re: deet13
      askdrtodd Jan 7, 2011 04:47 AM

      You should do that, seeing as how I don't know who that is ;)

      1. re: askdrtodd
        deet13 Jan 11, 2011 05:21 PM

        Heh, sorry. The Morikami is a Japanese Garden and Museum in Delray Beach, that I took my son to last year.

        They give demonstrations on how to perform traditional tea ceremonies. They also do large dinner parties in the garden as well.
        http://www.morikami.org/index.php

        I just got a return mail from one of the ladies who works there, and she said that she would check into it for me...

        1. re: deet13
          askdrtodd Jan 12, 2011 05:56 AM

          Awesome, much appreciated!

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      juli5122 Jan 7, 2011 12:08 PM

      Maybe, Naoe Miami

      www.naoemiami.com

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        YosemiteSam Jan 7, 2011 12:30 PM

        Yup, best option. I think Nobu South Beach does something along these lines as well

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        777 Gulf Blvd, Boca Grande, FL 33921

        1. re: juli5122
          askdrtodd Jan 8, 2011 05:42 AM

          NAOE is spectacular, but he does more of an Omakase bento box with nigiri afterwords, I assumed Nobu and NAOE were my best bets, but I was hoping for something else? I remember the Omakase at Shari in Orlando was in the ballpark, but still far from Kaiseki. Great meal though if you've never tried it, 7 or 8 courses and a real treat.

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          juli5122 Jan 8, 2011 06:50 AM

          I read the Chef is trained in Kaiseki Rhori (Not sure if I spelled that correctly :) ) I wonder if you could special request the meal in advance.

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            tastetheworld Jun 15, 2012 02:46 PM

            The only authentic Japanese restaurant I've found so far in Orlando has "Restaurant Kaiseki" on their menu. They are on International Drive.

            http://hanamizuki.us/dinnermenu.htm

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