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Yamazato Celebrates Classic Japanese Love Story

June 5, 2015 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Yamazato, the award-winning signature Japanese restaurant at The Okura Prestige Bangkok, presents new Gozen set lunch and Kaiseki set dinner menus from 29 June to 12 July 2015 to celebrate the annual Tanabata Festival.

Tanabata Kaiseki 2015_Yamazato

Tanabata Kaiseki 2015

Tanabata, also known as the ‘Star festival of the Weaver’, celebrates a Japanese love story about the weaving princess Orihime and her love for Hikoboshi. Legend states that Orihime and Hikoboshi may only meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. Yamazato brings these legendary characters together with delightful Gozen and Kaiseki menus.

The Gozen lunch menu, priced at Baht 850++ per set, begins with braised duck breast, onion, mustard sauce, okra and Chinese wolfberry fruit. The menu continues with corn soup, a sashimi dish of tuna and sea bream, grilled cutlassfish, a simmered dish with eggplant, tempura deep-fried shrimp, steamed rice with Hijiki seaweed and a dessert.

The Kaiseki seven-course dinner, priced at Baht 3,000++ per set, is better described as a royal banquet. It is certainly a feast fit for the legendary weaving princess Orihime. The menu includes a starter of shrimp, scallop and octopus with wakame seaweed, hot clear soup with sea eel dumpling, sashimi of tuna belly with sweet shrimp and sea bream, grilled cutlassfish. The main dish is grilled alfonsino with simmered tomato, parsley and shredded leek. The dinner concludes with a rice dish and dessert.

“Tanabata is one of our most popular festivals,” explains Yamazato Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara. “This is the time of year when people write down their hopes for the future and hang the paper on a special bamboo ‘wish tree’. We invite our guests to share in the celebrations of this very special love story by hanging their wishes on the bamboo tree at Yamazato.”

Yamazato restaurant is located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

For more information and reservations, please call 02 687 9000 or email

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