I get excited when I can get someone smoking. As it turned out and Maxwell Smart would say “Missed by that much.”
We got the recommendation for this place from this fantastic blogger:
Chef Sato is young in his mid thirties and runs his place like a master. He speaks softly to his helpers but in a commanding way. We booked our seating for lunch on a weekday and the only other patron was a Canadian university IT manager who happens to have a house in Kyoto and travels regularly to Tokyo for food and other sorts of things. Great passion.