Without a doubt the most famous type of dish and No 1 high end gourmet option in Nagasaki is called Shippoku.
This is basically a fusion of Japanese and imported Chinese dishes to create a gastronomical and intense dining experience.
The oldest and most influential place to have this experience is a restaurant named KAGETSU, which has hosted and dined many dignitaries, famous people and samurai`s such as the famous Ryoma Sakamoto, who is well known as being the driving force in Nagasaki to update and drive Japan to become a modern society in the 19th century.
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|Details about the establishment|
|View from outside|
|One of the Banquet Halls|
|One of the many courses|
|Presentation was superb|
|Served by ladies in Kimonos|
|Spectacular at night|
|Beautiful Gardens are part of the experience|
|Amazing Interior Displays|
Of course, this type of atmosphere and food course won`t be for everyone. It is highly specialized and truly of the highest order. The courses come in one by one, the ladies fully dressed in traditional kimono`s, explain the significance of each dish and even a tour of the building is on the agenda. In all, the experience will come to about 20 000 yen (approx. US $200) which includes your choice of alcohol such as beer, wine or Japanese Sake. In my opinion it was well worth it, as the experience will be remembered forever.
I highly recommend this for the adventurous gourmet eater and foodie lover.