Chrysan, the latest venture from the folk of the Hakkasan group brings Michein starred Kyoto chef Yosihiro Murata to London. Opening to the public this week, Chrysan is located at the heart of the city on Broadgate West.
Yoshihiro Murata runs three restaurants. The 2012 Michelin guide Osaka Kobe Nara gave three Michelin stars for Kikunoi Honten and two stars each for Roan Kikunoi (both in Kyoto) and Akasaka Kikunoi in Tokyo.
The focus of Chrysan – perhaps most similar to Kikunoi – is obanzai, the ‘home cooking’ of Kyoto, otherwise known as ‘simple food’. Murata, a master of high-art cuisine, chose a less pretentious menu for his first London venture, bringing in local and European elements.
With plain wooden floors underscoring a sleek black ceiling, its minimalist interior – handwork of the master craftsman and carpenter Yoshiaki Nakamura – projects 21st-century temple-like elegance, following the head man’s tongue-pleasing philosophy of traditional-meets-contemporary.
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