This restaurant is located within the 5-star Sa Creu Nova Art Hotel & Spa in Campos and is the only place on Mallorca where you can experience the Japanese gastronomic concept of ‘omakase’. This Japanese term means “I will leave it up to you”/”I trust you” – which is popular in restaurants in Japan and means that diners leave it to the chef to choose what to serve.
Kairiku – like the hotel in which it is located – is open all year round.
Kairiku is open for dinner only – by advance reservation – and in the intimate space of Sa Creu Nova’s renovated cellar store room, one table accommodates up to 10 diners, who can watch the chef prepare the cuisine in the show-kitchen. The décor and tableware are designed to give you a full and sociable Japanese experience like no other on Mallorca.
Chef Ryuichiro Katano buys fresh produce daily from the local market to create his high-end Japanese cuisine. His dishes are presented as a nine-course tasting menu – accompanied by a special selection of drinks and sakes to complement the food.
The ‘omakase’ concept ensures that every dish arrives as a surprise, but a helpful explanation is given for each plate.
Ryu is originally from Otaru, a coastal city by the northern sea of Japan, where the Master began working in the family restaurant Kaiseki, which was his grandfather’s restaurant, at a very young age and where he worked until he was 40 years old. During all these years, Ryu has trained in many different restaurants in Japan.
Photos by Uschi Burger-Precht Photography