Review on Ichigo Ichie
Ichigo Ichie is Ireland's first kappou-style and kaiseki restaurant, housed in a 250-year-old listed building adjacent to Cork's famous Courthouse, the premises was formerly occupied by Fenn's Quay. It's the brainchild of Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki, who made his name with his first venture Miyazaki, a very popular takeaway on Evergreen Street in Cork, where he serves his signature dashi.
Ichigo Ichie meaning once in a lifetime, hit the headlines when it was awarded a prestigious Michelin star in the 2019 edition of the Guide. In Japan Kaiseki is a traditional seasonal tasting menu, while kappou is the counter where cold dishes such as sashimi and sushi are prepared in front of diners.
The most sought after seats in the house are the five positioned at the counter, where Miyazaki carefully crafts the dishes while interacting with the guests. Otherwise there's the Nagomi "Harmony Dining" seating 12 in the middle of the restaurant, or the Zen Japanese garden at the front of the restaurant, with its artistic arrangement of white gravel, large slate coloured stones, orchids and candles.
The menu consisting of a series of small dishes changes every six weeks, reflecting the very finest of seasonal ingredients from Ireland and Japan. The courses are beautifully presented on stylish tableware in a calm and relaxed environment. To accompany the delectable food there's a concise wine list, saké and Japanese beers.
Ichigo Ichie is also featured in: Michelin GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card