Hanaroku is an elegant F&B outlet at Hotel Kanra Kyoto. The restaurant features a minimalistic décor and subtle tones that create the right atmosphere for a relaxing dining experience. Seasonal ingredients sourced  from Kyoto form the basis of the food preparations at Hanaroku.

I tried the teppanyaki lobster with miso sauce and seasonal vegetables. The lobster was cooked to perfection, and the added punch from the miso sauce made this dish quite impressive. Next on my plate was soft-smoked red bream with yuzu, the citrus fruit. As a seafood fan, I thoroughly enjoyed this delicacy which had the right balance of flavours. Wagyu beef is one of the specialities of this restaurant. Teppanyaki abalone and sautéed tilefish, and mixed rice bowl in Hanaroku (teppanyaki with a twist) style are also recommended.

I paired my food with some sake sourced from a local brewery in Kyoto.

Along with an array of delectable appetisers and mains, the restaurant also serves interesting dessert options including fondant chocolate with vanilla ice cream.

Verdict: An ideal spot to unwind with some authentic Japanese food and Japanese sake.

Hours: 1730 to 2230

Price: Upwards of ¥15,000/ ₹9,943

Contact: Hanaroku, Hotel Kanra Kyoto, 190 Kitamachi Karasuma-dori Rokujo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto, Japan