Kiyomi Japanese Cuisine
2, Alley 10, Lane 161, CunZhong St,
Hours: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5:30-9 pm
10% service charge.
Credit cards accepted.
Call in advance to reserve seats.
Kiyomi is a highly-praised high-end Japanese restaurant on Cunzhong Street that is named after owner Chen Ming-ren's parents. This stand-alone building restaurant is designed by famed Japanese design master Takamatsu Shin. The garden has a white-pebble pavement, there is an ancient cast-iron pot decoration by the door, and the bar top is made from an entire cypress tree from Vietnam. The owner hired Lin Hao-ming for his excellent culinary skills and seasonal seafood includes king crabs, mitten crabs, geoducks and lobsters. Every set has about 6-7 courses and one soup (NT$1,500, NT$2,200 or NT$3,000). --By Niang Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. With great skill, the chef transforms high-quality ingredients into various artistic-looking delicacies.
B. Grilled Angus Prime Boneless Short Ribs
These short ribs are perfectly grilled. Diners can either sprinkle on some rose salt and savor the original flavors, or squeeze on some kumquat juice to enhance the beef's savory taste.
C. Boston Lobster and Chinese Yam Noodles with Sea Urchin
A fresh, plump Boston lobster is roasted with a special egg yolk sauce to highlight the original, salty flavor of the lobster. The Chinese yam noodles are as fine as angel hair spaghetti. Diners will enjoy a perfect combination of the sweetness of the sea urchin and the smoothness of the Chinese yam.