Kikunoi presents layers of natural flavors from ingredients from four seasons. It reminds me Saison of San Francisco.
KURUMI-DOFU (Walnut Tofu) as the sakizuke course is refine, smooth, pudding-like texture totally different than the soy bean tofu, and bits of crunchy walnut inside. This is a traditional sesame tofu added walnut flavor. If you like to try Japanese sesame tofu, Nami Nami at Mountain View CA serves sesame tofu daily.
Between a small cricket cage and a leaf of kuzu arrowroot, chef presented fall delicacies: barracuda sushi, salted ayu entrails with trout roe, grilled chestnuts, hamo roe mousse, "ginkgo" sweet potato, jade ginkgo nuts, green tea noodle fans.
Chicken rice to go.