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Dress code for Ogata -- fancy kaiseki dinner in Kyoto

CMUStudent Jan 2, 2013 05:58 AM

Hi. I just booked dinner at Ogata, and was wondering the male dress code?


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  1. FourSeasons RE: CMUStudent Jan 2, 2013 07:16 AM

    I don't think there is a dress code. I was quite casual when i dined there and it was not an issue.

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      andrew_eats RE: CMUStudent Jan 19, 2013 10:40 PM

      I wore slippers. It is fabulous. The service is so gracious, and the food is eye opening and inventive. This was my second best overall meal in Japan last summer, second only to Arashiyama Kitcho.

      By the way, the place is really hard to find. It's down a long dead end street, with an old wooden building at the beginning of the path.

      In case you want some more details, I've blogged it here:

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        FourSeasons RE: andrew_eats Jan 21, 2013 07:35 AM

        Nice blog. We went there in December so the dishes are quite different from your description. The main feature is actually the Taiza crab which I think is available only during the winter.

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          andrew_eats RE: FourSeasons Jan 21, 2013 09:47 PM

          Taiza crab is an extremely rare and luxurious ingredient in Kyoto. You're lucky to be there at the same time.

          He used to cook at Wakuden Kodaiji, and their specialty happens to be Taiza kani.

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