Hibana, honored with a Michelin star, celebrates the art of Japanese culinary mastery at Capella Hanoi. Upholding exquisite techniques and uncompromising quality, indulge in an extraordinary dining experience like no others.
Capella Hanoi is elated to unveil the prestigious one-star Michelin recognition bestowed upon Koki Restaurant’s exclusive “Hibana” Teppanyaki, an oasis of Japanese Teppanyaki Cuisine that has captured the hearts of discerning foodies. This revered accolade stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the restaurant to culinary excellence and superlative service. Hibana emerges as a symbol of fearless exploration, a harmonious blend of contrasting flavors and ingredients drawn from Japan and the world at large.
Indulge in the meticulous culinary performance that unfurls before your eyes, as one would expect from Japanese Chefs who have honed the cooking techniques of Teppanyaki over decades. Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory experience as culinary artists draw inspiration from a cornucopia of exquisite ingredients, meticulously prepared with heart, passion, and flair. Witness the mesmerizing dance of crackling flames on the Hibana grill as our chefs transform the freshest Japanese ingredients into succulent Teppanyaki grills, tantalizing Robatayaki barbecues, and an array of other Japanese delicacies, all executed with unparalleled finesse. Delight in the unforgettable flavors of our premium Yaeyama Kyori beef expertly cooked on the teppan table, with a gentle heat to coax out the meat’s rich umami essence.
Reigning at the top of Hibana’s gastronomic offerings is Head Chef Yamaguchi, whose wealth of experience and unparalleled expertise allows him to create a symphony of flavors with only the freshest ingredients sourced from Japan. His culinary creations are not only visually stunning but also exquisitely gratifying to the palate, reflecting the harmonious union of umami (the fifth taste), kansha (deep respect for ingredients), and omotenashi (the art of Japanese hospitality). Every dish crafted by Chef Yamaguchi embodies a flawless equilibrium of flavors, showcasing his profound mastery of the culinary arts.
“I, myself, am a perfectionist in my own Teppanyaki cuisine. I focus on the harmony throughout the process, and the time to finish the dish to match with the rhythm of the guest. I applied the same standard for ingredients, as it must be in the most perfect condition, and served at the appropriate time. For me personally, having a flexible grasp of time is also the key to giving customers their own unique dining experience.”, expressed Chef Yamaguchi.
Looking ahead, the future for Koki Restaurant and Hibana under the steadfast guidance of Head Chef Yamaguchi and consultant chef Yoshida Junichi, the first Michelin-Teppanyaki Chef, is boundless. Driven by an insatiable quest for culinary exploration, they are poised to explore a myriad of Vietnamese ingredients while incorporating rare and unique Japanese elements, resulting in stunning combinations showcased within the menus of Hibana and Koki’s main dining Izakaya.
The menus of Hibana and Koki’s Izakaya Restaurant will artfully weave the imprints of all four seasons— spring, summer, autumn, and winter—into a year-round culinary symphony, offering diners an extraordinary dining experience. With a deep-rooted focus on sustainability, minimizing waste, environmental consciousness, and, of course, the three essential elements that embody the dedication, culture, and authenticity of Japanese cuisine, Koki Restaurant pledges to continue pushing the boundaries of culinary innovation.
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About Capella Hanoi:
The Capella Hotels & Resorts constellation consists of properties located in Singapore, Sydney, Ubud, Bangkok, Hanoi, Shanghai, and Hainan. Future openings include exciting destinations such as Japan, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The exceptional hospitality brand, taking its name from the brightest star of the Auriga constellation, shines a spotlight on local heritage, culture and community whilst crafting authentic guests’ experiences with the highest level of personalised service and combining a legacy of thoughtful design. Capella Hotels and Resorts was named 2nd Best Hotel Brand in the world in the Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best Awards’ in both 2021 and 2020. Capella Hotels & Resorts is a member of DISCOVERY, a multi-brand loyalty program representing a collection of 40 independent hotel brands over 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit capellahotels.com