Nakamura has been a feature of Kyoto, Japan, for more than 180 years. As the sixth generation of the Nakamura family, Motokazu Nakamura knew it was his destiny to take over his father’s restaurant and continue the legacy.

In fact, the restaurant originally served the royals of Kyoto during the Edo period, so the family recipes have been handed down to continue their noble tradition.

Motokazu Nakamura has not only kept the tradition going but soaring, earning it three Michelin stars.