Kitchen 5 is a locantas-style restaurant serving mainly Mediterranean food.
© 2002- Yuko Kobayashi
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Welcome to Kitchen 5. I am Yuko Kobayashi, the chef-owner of the restaurant.
I opened it back in May 1984, and initially my cooking was mainly Southern French, which was my specialty then. I started taking a long vacation (1 month during summer and winter each), and travelled abroad to explore "Spice Road", which is my main theme for my cooking career. I worked at restaurants, stayed with families, cooked with food researchers ... gradually my specialty expanded to include cooking from other Mediterrenian regions, Middle East, and Latin America.
Poeple used to be worried to see my restaurant being closed for so long, but nowadays they expect me to take a new trip so they ask me "Where are you going next ?"
Seems like I cannot stop, can I ?
So why don't you come and enjoy food at Kitchen 5. Mangia, mangia !