Uma no Me
Nara: Kaiseki
Uma no Me
Open 11:30am-2:30pm (LO), 5:30-8:30pm. Closed Thursdays.
Sun: Open Sundays

Uma no Me is in a 1920s farmhouse just north of Ara-ike pond in Nara Park. The pottery-lined walls afford a glimpse of pre-tech Japan. Everything at Uma no Me is prepared in the time-honored way and from scratch.

Recommended is the Y3500 prix-fixe lunch with seasonal vegetables, tofu, and fried fish. Even the ordinary bancha tea at Uma no Me is exotic and comes from Tsuwano in Western Honshu.

The intimacy of a private room, with views of the Nara Hotel and stunning hand painted fusuma (padded sliding doors), is well worth the extra Y1000 per person at lunch. Dinner is full kaiseki - Y9000 per person. As there is no a la carte menu ordering is uncomplicated.

Nara
Takabatakecho 1158.
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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended