with added zest of the sesonal ingredients of the forest.
MEMORABLE
CUISINE

Tradition meets invention
Outstanding haute cuisine

John Kanaya

Feast on Kanaya-style cuisine in Hakone,
carrying on the tradition of the
“Seiyo Zendokoro John Kanaya Azabu Restaurant.”

The famed restaurant “Seiyo Zendokoro John Kanaya Azabu Restaurant” was founded by John Kanaya in Nishi Azabu (closed in 2004). Inspired by John’s concept of Wakeiyosan or “East Meets West,” this legendary restaurant greatly delighted the palates of gourmands, anticipating the nouvelle cuisine movement. Seiyo Zendokoro John Kanaya Restaurant, our main dining room, has inherited that DNA. We invite you to the world of Kanaya-style cuisine, a veritable procession of new sensations, such as the Kanaya Tamago (egg) created by founding master chef Hiroyuki Sakai, also known as the “Iron Chef.”

With each meal, the creative French cuisine, delicate enough to be picked up with chopsticks, hides a sophisticated culinary surprise among the uncompromising freshness and Umami flavors brought to you with the best seasonal ingredients. For your beverage, only the best wines have been selected that would meet the high standards of wine connoisseur John Kanaya. Come visit Hakone with its bounty of seasonal ingredients and experience the French cuisine of Seiyo Zendokoro John Kanaya Restaurant, which is always evolving in elegant and creative ways.

Shinrin-no-Minori (Kanaya Tamago)

Amuse-Bouche

Shinrin-no-Minori (Kanaya Tamago)

Umami Menu

Enjoy to your heart’s content our “umami” course, full of hidden Japanese delights.

Kanaya-style cuisine ― a feast with an uncompromising focus on delicate Umami taste created while carefully scrutinizing fresh seasonal ingredients woven through a dialogue with the forest. A delicious discovery is hidden in each beautifully prepared plate that is pleasing to the eye and palate.

Umami Menu

Enjoy to your heart’s content our “umami” course, full of hidden Japanese delights.

Kanaya-style cuisine - a feast with an uncompromising focus on delicate Umami taste created while carefully scruitinying fresh seasonal ingredients woven through a dialogue with the forest.
A delicious discovery is hidden in each beautifully prepared plate that is pleasing to the eye and palate.

fruit de l'automne

AUTUMN

fruit de l'automne

 

douce chaleur apportée par la nature

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douce chaleur apportée par la nature

 

intervalle entre les saisons

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intervalle entre les saisons

 

Seiyo Zendokoro John Kanaya

Omotenashi

The hospitality of Kanaya

Choose from a selection of Kanaya breakfasts.

Start your morning in luxury.
Choose from a selection of Kanaya breakfasts.

Options include Western and Japanese breakfasts.
The Western course features rich flavor and ample portions, offering delights such as succulent roast pork.

original herb tea

Experience the fragrance of the crystal clear forest.
Try our original herb tea.

Let the Japanese flavor of our original herb tea heal you.
We offer luxurious original blends based on either English tea or roasted green tea (Hojicha), in addition to green-tea base blends such as one that adds a hint of orange peel to the slight bitterness of green tea.

the silverware

Showcasing the silverware inherited from the restaurant’s earlier incarnation, even the tableware is artistic.

The silver soup bowl is also a masterpiece passed dow from Seiyo Zendokoro John Kanaya Azabu Restaurant.
Experience an unforgettable evening with our cultured surprises served on elegant tableware, such as the selected Kanaya show plates.

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