The shortlist for the inaugural World Restaurant Awards was released today and we are pleased to see that Kyoto’s Hyotei has made the list under the Enduring Classics category. Hyotei was founded 400 years ago as a shop and guard post outside the main gates of the Nanzenji Temple, and today is renowned for its traditional kaiseki multi-course cuisine, its signature egg dishes, and its asagayu rice porridge.
Other shortlisted Japanese restaurants include Tokyo’s Inua under the Arrival category, Tokyo’s Delifucious for the No-Reservation Required category, and Tokuyamazushi in nearby Shiga Prefecture under the Off-Map Destination category.
About the World Restaurant Awards
“The World Restaurant Awards were created by IMG in partnership with Joe Warwick and Andrea Petrini to celebrate restaurants as culture, considered in the same way as film, art and music. That means relevant/progressive categories judged with robust integrity by an expert panel in an attempt to better reflect the true range and diversity of the international restaurant scene: from fine dining innovators to humble, accessible establishments; major culinary capitals to more remote destinations.”
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by French entertainment legend, Antoine de Caunes, on Monday 18th February 2019 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for Hyotei!
All pictures courtesy of Hyotei.