店名/Name of restaurant：京料理ちゃんこ陣の花 / Kyou Ryouri Chanko Jin No Hana ジャンル/Category: 京料理・ちゃんこ鍋 / Japanese and chanko hot pot 場所/Location： 京都四条河原町 / Shijo Kawaramachi, Kyoto 値段/Price： ＄＄＄（5000円～） 雰囲気/Atmosphere： ★★★★☆ 料理/Food： ★★★★★ サービス全般/Hospitality：★★★★☆ 全体/Overall： ★★★★☆
Been busy with hubby's applications to grad schools this past couple months. Glad that it's almost over and we can finally relax a bit.
In appreciation to all the help and advices from hubby's former professor, we set up a small dinner gathering in Kyoto.
Since it's a semi formal dinner plan we did some research and finally decided to have chanko nabe (sumo hot pot), thinking it would be good for a cold day in Kyoto.
Jin No Hana is almost a heritage maison. I don't remember exactly but it's more than 70 years old. The building itself is very Japanese and the severs there are not teenagers you'd see at most restaurants. I especially like the Kyoto dialact they speak there.
Just so happened hubby got his first acceptance mail in that morning he was able to share that good news with professor O. In our private room overlooking kamogawa, the four of us (with professor O's wife as well) had a good time enjoying the good food while chatting away about hubby's student life.
This restaurant is very traditional and it feels like a ryokan. The quality of the food was great though the quantity may not be very filling. However, the entire package adds up to be worth it. Rather than a party place, I think it's a good idea to bring foreign friends there to feel the culture and the services.
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