Perched on the fifth floor of the Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, which was opened by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company as its first hotel in Japan, Xiang Tao serves a fusion of traditional and modern Cantonese cuisine with expertly selected Chinese tea.
Xiang Tao features Cantonese-based Chinese cuisine, mainly offering seafood dishes that highlight ingredients such as dried abalone and fish. The restaurant’s produce is mostly sourced within Japan, such as leopard coral trout from Okinawa, Japanese spiny lobsters, and abalone, but some dried seafood is also imported from China and Hong Kong. The sous chef’s specialty, bird’s nest in egg white with caviar, features swallow's nests from Hong Kong and caviar from France, Russia, or varieties at their seasonal peak. This specialty dish is seasoned simply to enhance the texture of the bird’s nest and the flavor of the caviar. Another popular menu is Peking duck with miso sauce.
At Xiang Tao, three sommeliers, including head sommelier Keita Matsumoto, are always on-hand to suggest the perfect pairing of food and wine. The restaurant also offers a selection of Shaoxing wines, including exclusive 40-year old pots and 10, 50, and 100 year old bottles. Moreover, A Chinese tea experts, Junya Oda, licensed as Tea Art Specialists and Tea Tasting Specialists, are on hand to assist guests in not only select Chinese tea, but also serve it in a traditional way that befits its artistic heritage.
Designed to represent the Peach Blossom Shangri-La of modern times, each dining room is crowned with pink ceilings to allow diners to feel as if they were feasting beneath peach blossoms. One of the walls is adorned with abstract ceramic mosaic art in different colors, including pink and green shades reminiscent of peach flowers and leaves, to add a modern twist. The rooms are bright by day, filled with plenty of sunlight through the large windows overlooking the courtyard, and lit up romantically at night. The courtyard is also open to diners, depending on the season.
With four private rooms as well as a gallery space to explore artworks, Xiang Tao is the perfect place to enjoy Chinese dishes with family, a partner, friends, or colleagues in beautiful surroundings.
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A 5-minutes walk from the west exit of Osaka-Umeda Station on the Hanshin Main Line
A 5-minutes on foot from the north ticket gate of Nishi-Umeda Station on the Yotsubashi Line of the Osaka Municipal Subway
JR Tokaido Main Line (Kyoto Line) (Kyoto - Osaka) Osaka Station
A 7-minutes from JR Tokaido Main Line to (Kobe Line) (Osaka-Kobe) Sakurabashi Exit, Osaka Station
A 7-minutes on foot from the west ticket gate of Kitashinchi Station on the JR Tozai Line