The restaurant is called Namimura and is apparently very exclusive. We sat in one of the tatami rooms and was served by Geishas. There was about one Geisha for every two guests. The experience was so surreal. They not only served us, but they performed for us, entertained us, and kept us company. They were so graceful and polite; truly artists in their craft.The dinner was just as amazing. I wasn't able to take pictures of all the dishes, but the ones I did can somewhat paint a picture of how beautiful the other dishes were.
The meal was very traditional and consists of numerous courses. Each dish was delicious, it each had very clean subtle flavors. The night started with cold steamed abalone with miso, then followed by an egg custard.
One of the dishes was this sashimi bowl with fresh wasabi. It's so beautifully presented and the seafood was so fresh. The purple flower on top is called shiso, which had anti-bacterial properties, so we added to our soy sauce for dipping.
One of the main dishes was the fish, oyster, and abalone. I was amazed because I don't really eat oysters, but this was so fresh and so sweet. The fish skin was so crispy, but its meat was so tender. The beef was very tender and flavorful as well.
There were many more dishes that came, mostly seafood. Near the end of the meal, there was a bowl of cold seaweed with vinegar, which felt very refreshing. Nearing the end of the meal, I chose to have rice ball with bonito, from the choices of cold noodles or hot noodles. The last served was miso soup and fresh fruits of sweet melon and persimmon.
It was an amazing experience with outstanding food. The memory of this night will definitely stay with me forever.