Historically, the samurai represented a highly trained warrior absolutely devoted to traditions and his duties to a feudal overlord. It is with a similar spirit that the Japanese chef faces the preparation of dishes for our guests.
Each individual action is preceded by reflection and spiritual preparation occurring in only a few seconds of time. At this moment, there are no problems, everything is far away. All that exists is the thought and the awareness of what must be done. All concentration focuses on the raw ingredients, on the first cut, the arrangement, and narrows to the absolute final moment when the dish is offered to the guest.
In Japanese cuisine, great stress is placed on slicing and cutting. Everything must have clear, precise outlines and perfect timing. Japanese cuisine is the harmony of activities.
Thanks to this focused awareness and the humility within training, Japanese dishes appear so exceptionally simple yet exceptionally refined. The great advantage of these "complications" is that the techniques employed serve not only to increase the visual experience, but above all preserve the freshness and quality of the ingredients.
Freshness and quality are the main criteria, which is why the dishes must be served immediately after their completion. Each dish, and each bite of each dish, is a separate experience, giving the diner the chance to remain on the same spiritual level as the chef and, as a result, understand the exceptionality of the moment of visiting a Japanese restaurant, of tasting Japanese cuisine. It can bring you back through the mists of time and link you to the path of the warrior, the path that is pure and rightful.
The real atmosphere of Japan and Japanese cuisine can best be felt if you decide to sit on tatami mats, with the only disturbance the tinkling of the nearby waterfall. Our Japanese restaurant Samurai offers two types of tatami seating. One, the European style, leaves room for the legs under the table, which most guests find more comfortable. Those who can remain kneeling for a longer time can choose traditional Japanese seating on tatami mats. All tables are separate, giving you perfect privacy. Our staff always close the door behind themselves, and only come when you press the button located on your table. We firmly believe that Japanese cuisine will enchant you as well.