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Kyo Ya Rave

strangemd | | Aug 17, 2012 08:44 AM

Just wanted to put out a word of thanks to all the 'Hounds who recommended this place. What a delightful restaurant!
My daughter and I went for a pre-college send-off kaiseki meal. We chose the 10-course ($120) menu and got the following:

-Eel Arimani with crispy rice puff
-Noodle Like a Senryo Egg Plant with Uma Dashi
-Summer Truffle Okowa Wrapped with Bamboo Leaf
-Hamo Pike Fish in Kuzu Clear Soup
-Sashimi of the Day (included a fantastic, creamy monstrous-sized Washington state oyster, big eye tuna, kanpachi, fluke, saba, and tasmanian salmon)
-Grilled King Salmon with Summer Green Pepper
- Stuffed Peter Corn with Fish Cake in Bekko-an
-Muscat, Kuruma Shrimp & Rhubarb with Soy Milk Vinegar
- Rice Cooked with Berkshire Pork Belly and Mushrooms
Inaka Miso Soup and Pickles
- Black Bean Anmitsu with Dark Green Tea Jelly
Lychee Sorbet

The brief summary does not do justice to the complex, multi-layered flavors in the dishes we sampled, with a combination of herbs and broths which took our server 5 minutes to describe for each dish. The ambiance was peaceful and intimate, the servers were friendly, patient, and enthusiastic about the food. Altogether a wonderful experience. Go! Go often!