[ 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.

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.

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