Meaning of kaiseki in English:



mass noun
  • A style of traditional Japanese cuisine in which a series of very small, intricate dishes are prepared.

    ‘Tomita also learned the essence of kaiseki, a highly specialized service, which often accompanies the Japanese tea ceremony.’
    • ‘Kaiseki is highly refined, with a menu which subtly reflects the seasons.’
    • ‘I went to Japan six times and ate a lot of kaiseki.’
    • ‘Its main attraction is its serene atmosphere and also the kaiseki cuisine prepared by specially trained chefs.’
    • ‘The food at Kai is modernized kaiseki served ceremoniously.’
    • ‘His contemporary versions of the kaiseki dinner are legendary.’
    • ‘The dinner was a traditional Kyoto kaiseki multi-course meal.’
    • ‘Food was kaiseki style and excellent; though very filling.’
    • ‘The kaiseki meals are the best!’
    • ‘This was our first kaiseki meal, and we thought it was excellent.’
    • ‘That's because classic kaiseki, which evolved as a gastronomic accompaniment to the highly stylized tea ceremonies of Kyoto, is one of the most lavishly expensive dining activities on earth.’
    • ‘We took two friends from England to the Hotel Konanso and found the kaiseki meal was perfect for overseas visitors.’



/kʌɪˈsɛki/ /ˈkʌɪsɛki/


Japanese, from kai (from kaichu ‘kimono pocket’) + seki ‘stone’.