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Tadashi Takayama & Koji Kobayashi Kaiseki Dinner


Voted The Best Chef Top Rising Star at the Best Chef Awards, and former chef at Kresios, a Michelin starred restaurant in Telese, Italy, Tadashi Takayama will be collaborating with his good friend Koji Kobayashi, at Calgary’s own Sukiyaki House. Tadashi Takayama is known for his Italian influenced dishes, which utilizes traditional Japanese ingredients while incorporating the modern Italian techniques he’s learned at numerous Michelin starred restaurants in Italy. He has since cultivated a large Instagram following (@tadashi_takayama) and plans to open his own restaurant Takayama in Kyoto later this year.

This nine-course dinner will each be accompanied by premium sake, wine, and tea pairings from Sake Gami, That’s Life Gourmet, and Matsu Kaze Tea. The event will aim test the creativity and curiosity of Tadashi’s Takayama’s Italian techniques and Koji Kobayashi’s kaiseki knowledge, while sourcing the best Japanese and local ingredients.

Saturday, September 7, 2019
130-207 9th Ave SW, Calgary
$250 sake pairing & gratuity inclusive (tax not included)
Tickets Available on Eventbrite
Please call 403.263.3003 or email: for more information


Photos From Our Kaiseki Dining Experience

Thank you to all those who attended our Kaiseki Dining Experience featuring our head chef Koji Kobayashi. Koji and sake sommeliers at Sake Gami, That’s Life Gourmet, and tea experts at Matsu Kaze Tea aimed to showcase what a traditional kaiseki dinner looks like by sourcing exclusive sake, premium tea, and local Japanese ingredients.

The dinner started off with Sakizuke (small appetizer) featured mountain potato as the winter ingredient paired with Hokkaido Uni and Yuzu Miso. Osuimono (soup course) used PEI oysters done as a Shinjo (fishcake) all in a dashi broth. Mukozuke (sashimi course) used Japanese catch Golden Eye Snapper (aburi on skin side) and Striped Jack (paired with yuzu jure). Takimono (steamed course) used lotus root (done as a mandu) with shrimp and squid, then steamed and fried. Yakimono (grilled course) used braised yellow tail and daikon with soybeans to symbolize Setsubun (the day before the beginning of Japan), where soybeans are thrown at demons, then eaten for good luck. Shizakana (a substantial dish) used duck breast paired with a soy sweet glaze and Japanese mustard. Sushi (course with rice) used maplewood smoked Abalone and rice mixed with oba. Lastly, Mizumono (dessert) used matcha cheese cake, paired with red bean and vanilla ice cream.

The amount of thought that Koji has put into his courses, from the meaning of traditional ingredients married with the different cooking techniques in a kaiseki, to the plating nuances which symbolize the different seasons, are all thought out to represent the simplicity of a Japanese winter. We hope to see you at our next Omakase Sushi Night or Seasonal Kaiseki Dinner, they are truly a experience that you cannot find elsewhere. If you want to join our mailing list, please fill out our newsletter form in the ‘contact us’ section or send us your email at, or you can follow us on Instagram @sukiyakihouseyyc (you can direct message us there).

*ps: we also always have fresh Japanese catch arriving weekly on Wednesday

**ps: huge shout out to Dong for taking such amazing photos for us, and Carmen for featuring us on her social media. Check out their Instagram @therealbuntcake and @foodkarmablog

Kaiseki Dining Experience (02/02/2019)

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We would like to formally invite all our customers to our Kaiseki experience this February 2, 2019. Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course dinner which highlights seasonality; this is done by sourcing Japanese ingredients combined with years of technical experience, acquired only by a master chef. Our head chef, Koji Kobayashi, has been trained for 20 years in Japan for this craft, and will aim to show Calgary the simplicity and beauty of a Japanese winter through the inherent flavors of each ingredient and the unique aromas of each dish. Our Kaiseki will also be paired with premium sake and tea, carefully selected by tea and sake sommeliers from That’s Life Gourmet, Sake Gami, and Matsukaze Tea.

This event will be taken by reservations only, please RSVP through email:, and note seats will be limited. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before the event, and credit cards may be taken in advance. If you have any questions about the event please feel free to contact us directly.

ps: we also have started a newsletter (‘contact us’-> ‘follow our kaiseki and omakase nights’) if you are interested in our future events .