Sign up for news and special offers from Dining Out

Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto

August 10, 2014

Mamma Mia, it’s time to dine at Mimasuya!

A visit to Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto on Kapiolani Boulevard is a chance to experience exquisitely prepared Italian cuisine, unveiled with the refined aesthetics of Japanese food presentation. Open since December 2012, this east-meets-west eatery is the first of Japanese restauranteur Masaki Hibi’s eight dining establishments to open outside of Kyoto, Japan. Acting as a…

Continue »

Getting Savvy with Samplers

You know those times when an impromptu, simple “catch-up” dinner with friends somehow morphs into a massive production that takes the entire day to plan? Arianna is vegetarian, Ryan loves steak, Jess had a late lunch yet still wants to join in the fun … and you? All you’re asking for is to enjoy a…

Continue »

Mimasuya’s happy hour hits

Happy hour presents a number of reasons to be joyful — namely, the end of a work-day and the opportunity to wine and dine at an affordable price. With the launch of Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto’s new happy hour menu, available every day from 5 to 7 p.m., food enthusiasts everywhere are heading to the…

Continue »

A Perfect Pairing of Italian Fare and Japanese Flair

Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto is a traditional Italian restaurant, but with a Japanese twist. On the menu are classic Italian dishes including pasta and risotto, however popular Japanese ingredients such as uni, kabocha, sansyo peppers and various Japanese seasonings and sauces are incorporated into the dishes as well. “Japanese fusion is integrated into our appetizers…

Continue »

Simply Satisfying Cuisine

At first glance, Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto may seem like a strange moniker. What, after all, does the Japanese city of Kyoto have to do with Southern European cuisine. A lot, actually. Japanese and Italian food share a basic culinary philosophy. Each is based on the belief that good food comes from great ingredients that…

Continue »
February 16, 2014

Giving Diners a Winning Combination

Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto offers the best of both worlds in a couple of different ways. Firstly, with its reasonable prices, it is more akin to a casual restaurant. But with its excellent service and elegant decor, you’re sure to get the fine dining experience. Secondly, it serves up a mix of Japanese and Italian…

Continue »
January 19, 2014

When Eats Meet West

It was 2010, and I will never forget my month in Italy. Visions so vivid like it was just yesterday — beautiful architecture, fascinating history, and the food — oh, the food! Crossing the piazza each day at noon, this strange little American tourist would be greeted with great gusto by my favorite wrinkled resident….

Continue »
December 15, 2013

Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto

Bellissima! And it truly is “beautiful” when an idea really works. So when Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto began offering creative cuisine that couples traditional Italian inspirations with Kyoto-style flair, the product was simply perfect. Featured this week is Mimasuya’s Pescatore ($16, lunch with course; $27, dinner a la carte), a delightful pasta and seafood dish…

Continue »
November 17, 2013

Artistry and Taste Converge at Mimasuya

With an emphasis on fusing traditional Italian favorites with Japanese creativity, Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto succeeds in transporting diners around the world with each beautifully crafted and delectably prepared dish that portrays “Kyoto-Style” flair. Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, is known for its warm and welcoming nature as well as a knack for producing…

Continue »

Noodling Over Pasta Appeal

In the vast realm of food, few ingredients are as universally loved as pasta. I mean, who doesn’t love pasta? Even diners who may not be able to enjoy it for health reasons or prefer a low-carb diet still seek out a range of pasta alternatives, from rice noodles to spaghetti squash, in order to…

Continue »