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It's no surprise that Japanese cuisine has gained much popularity in Mexico City over the years and while a vast variety of food options flourish around the cosmopolitan city, only a few offer an experience so good you'll actually feel you're in Japan.
Asai Kaiseki Cuisine is a kaiseki-style restaurant, which means they offer haute Japanese cuisine through a series of small and intricate dishes. The intimate space, named after the Chef and owner, offers three set lunch menus and two dinner menus with superbly delicate, fresh, and high quality dishes along with a selection of Japanese sake, whiskeys, and other spirits like Mexican, French, and American wines and tequila.
Chef and owner, Asai Yasuo dedicated much of his professional career to the Japanese restaurant scene while working for the Hyatt Hotel chains in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.
"I left Japan 24 years ago, and my first destination was New York where I started my career in the kitchen in a more professional way, since in my country I was a kitchen assistant."
When asked why he chose to open his own restaurant in Mexico City, Yasuo pointed to the vast variety of readily available high quality ingredients that are perfectly suited for the dishes he creates.
"Most of my experience has been in Latin America and I chose to stay in Mexico City due to the great diversity of good ingredients for the food I cook. It's a country that has a lot of quality in its products and they serve perfectly for Japanese food. I feel that it's better than in any other country."
Asai Kaiseki’s private atmosphere and exceptional service provides for a special and unique dining experience you wouldn't want to miss.