About Us

Our restaurant's name, Haku (Hyaku) Raku So, derives its meaning from the combination of the Japanese words. “Haku,”(Hyaku) which means 100, “Raku,” which means joy, and "so," which means place. I envision our restaurant to be a place filled with 100 kinds of joy, where our customers can indulge in delicious food and leave with a joyful experience. I take pride in our culinary expertise and the joy we bring through our food. As a mother, I understand the importance of cooking for loved ones and how it fills one's heart with joy. This passion for cooking has been the driving force behind the creation of Haku Raku So. Our promise to you is that we will always cook with the same love and care as if we were cooking for our loved ones. We are thrilled to invite you to dine with us and experience the joy of our cuisine. Thank you for choosing us today, I’m glad we get to spend it with you.

What is Kaiseki?

In recent years, many top chefs in the world use elements of Kaiseki, a formal and traditional Japanese multi-course dinner. They are inspired by the unique characteristics of Kaiseki, such as strong focus on seasonal ingredients and beautifully plated small dishes. The Japanese style of plating is unique, because unlike the western-style plating, chefs do not emphasize symmetry. Instead, they try to feature natural forms, such as leaving more space on one side of the plate. Kaiseki was born in the Edo period. It is the simplified form of honzen-ryori, which was developed by samuris around 15th century as a ritualistic meal served for formal occasions.