Page Last Updated: Mon, 27th Nov 2017
Kohantei is the UAE's only Japanese fine dining 'Kaiseki' experience.
Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, our traditional Japanese restaurant serves up delicate and elegant dishes using the finest produce, personally sourced from Japan.
We embody the centuries old tradition of Omotenashi - the spirit of Japanese hospitality - and offer our diners a multi-course menu, hand-crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients.
We invite you to step into the heart of traditional Japan, where an inimitable, culinary oasis awaits.
From the handmade and storied Japanese artwork adorning the walls, to the authentic sliding shoji doors and tatami flooring, our serene restaurant has been lovingly curated to provide a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.
With three private dining rooms and an exclusive banqueting area with five tables, Kohantei will take you on an intimate culinary journey that pays homage to the true essence of Japanese culture.
The Executive Chef
With over 15 years of experience, Executive Chef Hisao Ueda is the epitome of traditional Japan cuisine.
Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Chef Ueda's culinary journey started with the Washoku Technique Programme at Koen Gakuen Ecole De Cuisine Pattiserie.
Upon graduation, he began a humble apprenticeship in Hokkaido, before joining the Japanese Kaiseki restaurant, Bobaitei, to hone his technical skills.
After moving from Japan in 2011, Chef Hisao became a Head Chef at numerous award-winning Japanese restaurants across Dubai and finally realized a lifelong dream by opening Kohantei.
His passion lies within the art of evoking a feeling of happiness, discovery and nostalgia through his traditional Japanese culinary creations and he specializes in using seasonal produce to create the most elegant and delicate Japanese dishes.
The Kaiseki traditional multi-course experience involves an elaborate series of exquisite dishes meticulously served in a humble and intimate setting, which are enjoyed over the course of two to three hours.
The menu has been lovingly created by Executive Chef Hisao Ueda, from a treasure chest of exceptional seasonal ingredients which are personally sourced from Japan. Choose from five different Kaiseki menus.