Nihon Ryori Gokan

15,015 JPY 〜
/ Guest

Indulge your senses with local Kumamoto ingredients at this counter-style Kappo restaurant

Located on Kumamoto's Kaminoura Street, which is known for having many unique and trendy restaurants and apparel stores, this restaurant opened in 2018. Owner-chef Keishi Yamamoto is the son of a sushi restaurant owner. After graduating from Tsuji Gakuen Cooking & Confectionery College, Yamamoto honed his skills at Hotel Okura Tokyo for two years, Hakone Kyuan for further two years, and then worked for several Tokyo restaurants that specializes in kaiseki and other forms of Japanese cuisine. The young chef then returned to his hometown, opening his own restaurant at the age of 32.
The restaurant's concept is "counter-style kappo dining that delights the senses with fresh Kumamoto and Kyushu ingredients." Behind this concept is Chef Yamamoto's passion for using fresh ingredients from Kyushu and his hometown Kumamoto to draw diners from all over Japan and beyond with his delicious Japanese cuisine. In a prominent location, the restaurant has brick fireplaces for burning straw or charcoal, which Chef Yamamoto uses to cook straw-roasted bonito, Japanese Spanish mackerel and charcoal-roasted broadbanded thornyhead. The cozy restaurant interior allows diners to enjoy the sounds and smells of the food being cooked, experiencing Japanese cuisine through all five senses. One of his must-try specialties is seasonal takikomi-gohan (seasoned rice mixed with meat or seafood and vegetables) cooked in earthenware pot crafted by Ippentoh Nakagawa. Chef Yamamoto also holds a sake master qualification, and serves a selection of ten best quality sakes.
The relaxed restaurant interior features eight counter seats and eight table seats. From the counter seats, you have a spectacular view of the food being prepared. This restaurant makes a great choice for anything from a casual meal with friends or family and a business dinner.
*The availability of this webpage does not guarantee that the restaurant presented provides services in English, unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that English services may also depend on staff availability at the restaurant.

A 3-minute walk from Suidocho Station(Kumamoto Tarm A)
A 3-minute walk from Suidocho Station(Kumamoto Tarm B)



  • 20's

    Date of Visit: 4/2023
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date



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Nihon Ryori Gokan [日本料理 五感]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm




2F, Stella Building, 3-15, Kamitori cho, Kumamoto Chuo, Kumamoto

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