Definition of kaiseki in English:


Syllabification: kai·se·ki
Pronunciation: /ˈkīsekē


A style of traditional Japanese cuisine in which a series of very small, intricate dishes are prepared.
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

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