An Introduction to Formal Japanese Restaurant Etiquette
If you're interested in Japan’s legendary food culture, chances are you'll find yourself at some more formal restaurants during your time in Japan. Whether trying kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine), dining at higher-end sushi restaurants, or experiencing a traditional tea ceremony, most visitors to Japan quickly become aware that the way food is served and eaten in Japan can be quite unique.
Even in our home countries, formal dining can feel intimidating. In this article, we'll aim to put your mind at rest with some tips and tricks for fine dining in Japan. We'll also introduce a selection of restaurants where you can put your research into Japanese etiquette into practice!