[ kahy-sek-ee ]
/ ˈkaɪ sɛk i /


a traditional type of Japanese cuisine in which a succession of very small, exquisite dishes are served: He is a master of kaiseki, which is as artistic as it is delicious.

Nearby words

  1. kaingang,
  2. kainic acid,
  3. kainite,
  4. kainogenesis,
  5. kairouan,
  6. kaiser,
  7. kaiser roll,
  8. kaiser, henry john,
  9. kaiserism,
  10. kaisership

Origin of kaiseki

First recorded in 1915–20; Japanese: literally “meeting place,” equivalent to kai “meeting, gathering” + seki “a place, seat”

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Examples from the Web for kaiseki

  • Kaiseki meals are a unique experience and have opened my eyes to a completely new way of dining that is art.

    Fresh Picks|Laurent Gras|September 1, 2009|DAILY BEAST