TACHIBANA

LEXINGTON, KY

馬の産地として知られるケンタッキー州。緑豊かなレキシントンの郊外、キーンランド競馬場の近くに橘レストランはある。
日本庭園に囲まれた純和風の店構えが物語る通り、料理長兼ジェネラルマネージャーの一本木氏のこだわりは日本の味をそのまま提供することだ。

18歳で料理の世界に入り知多半島の武豊で9年間居酒屋を経営していたという一本木氏のおすすめは、日々変わる一品メニュー。
炙りたらこ、じゃこと茗荷和えなどのおつまみ、担々麺、時期限定の本マグロ中トロなどが人気だ。

一本木氏によるこだわりの仕入れの元、橘ではケンタッキーに居ながらにして秋は松茸土瓶蒸しや秋刀魚、初夏には鮎など日本の旬の食材を味わうことができる。また、冬場に座敷で味わう鍋料理は格別だ。
寿司、定食、酒の肴、鉄板焼き、麺類まで取り揃えた橘レストランは、レキシントンイ散在する日系企業のビジネスパーソンはもちろん、家族連れにも人気である。

 

The Tachibana Japanese Restaurant just behind the Courtyard by Marriott is the perfect place for a Japanese outing experience.

The building itself is of an iconic Japanese style with big windows, wooden doors, traditional Japanese style designs on chairs and walls, and most importantly private rooms with fancy tatami floors. Inside, there are many sections that would catered to your craving at the time. From a sushi bar to a family table seating area, to the grand hibachi stations, Tachibana has it all.

According to a comment by Mr. Ichimotoki, the chef and manger of Tachibana who had entered the culinary industry since the age of 18, here at Tachibana, seasonal ingredients will be used as way of presenting the Japanese taste. From the matsutake mushrooms to the seasonal fresh seafood such as pike during the autumn and freshwater trout in the summer, customers will get to enjoy the taste of Japan even when they’re in Kentucky. Some other favorites at Tachibana include the sashimi platter, hot pot, teppanyaki, and other set meals.

Finish the meal with a simple hot tea and you’ll feel incarnated. The relaxed feeling from the balance of the food is unprecedented. You are sure to leave feeling like a new person!


TACHIBANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT $$
Address:785 Newtown Ct Lexington, KY 40511
TEL:(859) 254-1911
WEB:https://www.tachibanarestaurant.com/
Mon – Fri 11:30-14:00(Lunch)/ 17:30-22:00(Dinner)
Sat      17:30-22:00
Sun     Closed

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