Eating In A Japanese Restaurant And Matching The Decor

Until recently I had never eaten in a Japanese restaurant – and I have absolutely no idea how I managed to reach the grand old age of 51 without doing so. It’s not as if I’m fussy with my food, or that I don’t like trying new things. I have a seriously ‘bring it on’ attitude to cuisine. I will eat practically anything – which freaks Mr Chic out no end.

The last time we visited Ramsgate we decided to right this incredible wrong and give Kyoto Sushi & Grill a try. I had heard good things about the food in this remarkably unassuming restaurant so my expectations were quite high. What I didn’t expect was to match the decor 🙂
Smiling in a Japanese restaurant where I kind of match the decor.It seems that stripes are most definitely ‘in’. I was going to do a whole outfit shoot after our delicious lunch, but I thought you might enjoy actually sharing the meal with me so to speak.

For those of you who were expecting an outfit shoot, I’m wearing cut off jeans from LIU which I wore in this post. My shoes of sparkly awesomeness are the ones I wore in this post. The top I’m wearing is very old, very well worn and was purchased in Bonmarché. My jewellery was all picked up in craft fayres.

Eating Japanese food in a Japanese restaurant. Teapot in a Japanese restaurantWe both ordered the box lunchtime special which came with a starter of miso soup. At first I thought I would still be hungry after finishing our meal, but it was surprisingly filling and utterly delicious. That is indeed a smug, satisfied, full tummied smile on my face in the pic below.
Smiling whilst sitting in a Japanese restaurant Miso soup in a Japanese restaurantI’m usually absolutely rubbish at using chopsticks, but for some reason I picked them up at used them like a pro. Maybe they put something in the miso soup 🙂
Using chopsticks whilst eating in a Japanese restaurant
We were both a bit disappointed that we left trying out this gem of a restaurant until the day before we headed home. If we’d eaten there earlier in our visit we would definitely have gone back. But there is always next time, and the time after, and the time after……….

Is eating in a Japanese restaurant something you do all the time? Or have you yet to get your sushi on? Leave me a comment and let me know.

UPDATE: Since publishing this post I have visited Kyoto Sushi & Grill again and, unfortunately, it will be my last. I have heard from reliable sources that the owners are ALLEGEDLY not only paying desperate youngsters £4.50 an hour to work cash in hand, they are also confiscating any tips they make. Until I investigate these allegations further, I will be giving this restaurant a miss.



  1. August 2, 2016 / 11:47 am

    I’m a huge fan of Japanese food but sadly our local sushi place changed hands recently and really went downhill. We’re still on the look out for a replacement! This place looks gorgeous – my tummy started to rumble as I looked at the photos lol!
    Suzy xx

    • October 5, 2016 / 7:58 am

      It was utterly delicious Suzy. Unfortunately I have since found out that the owners are treating their young staff really badly, so I won’t be visiting again!

      I am now on the lookout for another Japanese restaurant to try.

      Michelle xxx

  2. August 3, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I love it too Suzy 😉
    Sorry Michelle, I hardly noticed the food photos at all…My god you are beautiful woman!
    Is everyone else reading this blown away? Your face is beyond gorgeous xxx

    • October 5, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Why thank you kind lady! The lighting was rather flattering and I think I was flushed from the miso soup 🙂

      Michelle xxx

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