New Year Osechi

Hamatoku osechi

A kaiseki restaurant nearby to Myoshinji temple, in the western part of Kyoto, Hamatoku was established about a hundred years ago. The focus of their cuisine is seasonality and bringing beauty to all aspects of the preparation and serving of the meals. Their special Wajima lacquer dishes, made especially in Kanazawa, are inscribed with images from the Tale of Genji. There are 38 different scenes and the dishes are carefully matched to the season and type of food.

Hamatoku

Hamatoku

Hamatoku offers a special New Year cuisine (osechi-ryori) that you can order and eat in your own home.

Hamatoku's special New Year bento - Osechi

Hamatoku’s special New Year bento – Osechi

Included in the 28 different foods that are in the bento are some special traditional New Year treats:

Black beans from the Tanba region of Kyoto, boiled in dashi and served with gold leaf

Kuromame are black beans from the Tanba region of Kyoto, boiled in dashi and served with gold leaf. This is a traditional New Year food that represents a wish for good health in the coming year.

Datemaki - rolled egg omelette, made with mild, white-fish paste. This is a traditional New Year food.

Datemaki – rolled egg omelette, made with mild, white-fish paste. This is a traditional New Year food that represents a wish for many auspicious celebratory days in the coming year.

Prawns simmered in sake. This is a traditional New Year food that represents wishes for a long life.

Prawns simmered in sake. This is a traditional New Year food that represents wishes for a long life.

Fresh herring roe from Hokkaido. This caviar is a traditional New Year food which represents the wish for many children and prosperity in the home.

Kazunoko is fresh herring roe from Hokkaido. This caviar is a traditional New Year food which represents the wish for many children and prosperity in the home.

Hamatoku
31 Hanazono-icho
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
075-463-7369
Closed Wednesdays
Price range: Lunch from 8000 yen; dinner from 9500 yen
(No credit card facility)