Cà sento

Kobe (Hyogo) Innovative

Cuisine is the creation of something through collective effort. The pinnacle of 3-starred innovative cuisine in Kobe.

Cà sento is an innovative restaurant which has been selected as 3-stars for six consecutive years in the Hyogo edition of the Le Guide Michelin.

Head Chef Shinya Fukumoto, who spent eight years in Italy and Spain before completing his current original style, creates dishes which bring out the flavor of the ingredients to the fullest and are polished to the smallest detail. Even now, he occasionally travels to Spain to continue incorporating Japanese ingredients, chef inspiration, and techniques into his cooking.

The modern classic-style space is completed by adding organic motifs to an inorganic environment, and together with low ceilings and distinctive round table seats, this all creates a cozy atmosphere and evokes a sense of a hidden secret retreat.

“People may say it’s not Spanish cuisine if I use Japanese ingredients to create dishes I learned in Spain. But it’s only natural that the potential of the same ingredient of shrimp differs between Spain and Japan. Cooking is not just about the chef; it includes the producers of the ingredients, all the staff, the kitchen, and the space of the restaurant. A chef cannot be an egotistical artist and needs to understand the framework of teamwork. That’s why cooking is not something which is done alone; it’s creating something with collective effort,” says Chef Fukumoto.

Cà sento is an establishment which broadcasts the beauty of food and cuisine from Kobe to the rest of the world and which has been gathering much attention of late.

Address 4-16-14 Nakayamatedori, Chuoku, Kobe
Business hours Lunch: From 12:00 (Last order at 14:30) and only on Wed, Thurs, Fri.
Dinner: From 17:30 (Last order at 21:00)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Directions 10 minute taxi ride from Sannomiya Station
・Approx 15 minute walk from Motomachi station of JR Line and Hanshin Line
・Approx 5 minute walk from Kencho-Mae Station of Kobe Municipal Subway
Price From ¥31,000
Service Charge 10%
Seating 4 seat table x 1
2 seat table x 4
Private room for 2 or 3 guests.
Smoking Prohibited
Children Children 13 years and older who can order a course are welcome.
Wi-Fi None
Language A little English
Parking None
Dresscode Smart Casual required.
Short pants and sandals are not allowed.
Payment method 【Advance payment for online reservation】
PayPal or Credit Card

【Payment for additional orders at the restaurant】
Cash or Credit Card
Cancellation Policy ※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 3 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 3 days, or within 2 days before, 1 day before, or on the day of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made at least 3 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.
※ Reservations will be cancelled and entry will be denied if more than 15 minutes late and no refund will be provided.

4-16-14 Nakayamatedori, Chuoku, Kobe


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