A luxuriant Wagyu kaiseki dinner at Ishizuka

On Monday, 23 September, Ishizuka will present a special eight-course kaiseki dinner celebrating the world's most sought after beef, showcasing both locally sourced and imported Japanese premium Wagyu.


In line with Ishizuka's philosophy, Head Chef Hitoshi Miyazawa’s bespoke menu will honour the authentic flavours of the finest natural ingredients, with Wagyu included in seven of the eight courses.


Dishes that will be served include:


  •  Wagyu mille-feuille with seared Kagoshima A5 Wagyu, foie gras, celeriac, nori, tomato and toasted seeds
       (pictured above)
  •  David Blackmore 9+ Wagyu and Kagoshima A5 Wagyu with eggplant and leek powder, wasabi, salt, roasted
       leek and negi miso.


Sommeliers David and Sarah Lawler have developed beverage pairings especially for the evening, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available.


Wagyu Kaiseki Dinner:

Ishizuka, B01/139 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

  • Date: Monday, 23 September 
  • Seating times: 6pm, 6:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:45pm
  • Cost: Wagyu kaiseki menu – $275; Alcoholic beverage pairing – $120; Non-alcoholic beverage pairing – $60
  • Reservations: Seating is very limited. Bookings can be made via the Ishizuka website or email

Image credit: Georgia Gold