“Washoku (和食: Japanese cuisine)” is a food culture that has been an inseparable part of the Japanese daily lives since the ancient times, has been registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
“Washoku” respects the natural flavours the ingredients have and uses a variety of seasonal ingredients to provide the dish with a sense of the season. This is why its dishes are made both delicious and healthy. It is said that “Washoku” is the secret to the longevity of the Japanese people.
“Washoku” chefs carefully choose plates and utensils that will match the food and the season, and the dishes are embellished with seasonal flowers and leaves so that the food is not only delicious but also pleasing to the eyes. By using seasonal ingredients, the chefs also show their wishes for the guests’ longevity and good health as well as their appreciation for natural bounty.
The “Washoku” chefs’ manners of showing an attentive attitude towards their guests by carefully looking after every single aspect of the guests’ needs are called “the spirit of Omotenashi (おもてなし: hospitality) ”. This is an ultimate form of hospitality which Japan proudly presents to the world.
This Omotenashi spirit has been handed down to our BOWZ restaurant in New Zealand from the far land.
Please come and enjoy to your heart content “Washoku”,
a highly sophisticated ultimate dining experience accompanied by
our restaurant’s supreme Omotenashi spirit.