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Seiwasou

The beautiful Edo period architecture of Seiwasou draws many guests to its gardens, and the traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine keeps them at the table.
Lunch: ¥7,000-45,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-45,000
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Funaokayama Shimizu

These Michelin-starred kaiseki course menus feature the best ingredients from Japan, but the rice is the real star. Made with Kyoto groundwater from Daitokuji Temple, it is fluffy, fragrant and cooked to perfection in an earthenware pot.
Dinner: ¥21,000-41,000
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Tozentei

The Watanabe family brings fictional kaiseki cuisine to life at their Michelin-starred Kyoto restaurant, located conveniently near the Kinkaku-ji Temple and Arashiyama bamboo grove.
Lunch: ¥18,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥29,000-53,000
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Noguchi Tsunagu

Notorious for being nearly impossible to book, the two-Michelin-starred Kyotenjin Noguchi has since opened a sister store in Noguchi Tsunagu, offering the same critically-acclaimed cuisine and stellar quality.
Lunch: ¥12,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Muromachi Yui

In the spirit of “one of a kind”, Michelin-starred chef Maeda Kazuteru pursues individuality in everything he does, weaving once-in-a-lifetime dishes together into beautiful kaiseki course meals.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Nijo Minami

After training for 25 years in the kitchen of the famed Gion Kawakami, Chef Minami Kengo swiftly earns his own Michelin star through course menus characterized by customizability and hospitality.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Tenjaku

Every kaiseki meal at the Michelin-starred Tenjaku ends with tempura, Chef Nishioka Ryo’s way of showing respect to his grandfather. Each dish is served on beautiful porcelain fired at local kyoto kilns.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-30,000
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Kinobu

Experience a nostalgia in taste mixed in the revolutionizing flavors of the kaiseki dishes at this ryotei.
Lunch: ¥7,000-12,500
Dinner: ¥12,500-34,000
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Kikunoi Honten

There’s simply nowhere with the history, tradition, and quality of this three Michelin-starred palace of Kyoto fine dining.
Lunch: ¥10,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥30,000-40,000
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Nikukappo Futago

Enjoy elegance beneath the moon and the stocks of bamboo as you taste luxurious, selective, seasonal wagyu dishes inspired by the four seasons of Japan.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Gion Nishikawa

Gion elegance in every moment, this kaiseki restaurant holds a well-deserved place in the top-tier of Kyoto’s food scene.
Lunch: ¥15,000-19,999
Dinner: ¥30,000-39,999
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Gion Kurashita

At his Gion restaurant, Chef Kurashita Satoru expertly prepares traditional Kyoto kaiseki, displaying mastery over all ingredients, from king crab and wagyu beef to even the humble tofu.
Lunch: ¥7,000-30,000
Dinner: ¥7,000-30,000
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Iharada

This Kyoto restaurant adds a modern twist to traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine, sourcing high-quality ingredients from their own farm and the local seafood market.
Dinner: ¥10,000-20,000
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Gion Nanba

Tradition at its finest. Secreted within Kyoto’s traditional district, Gion Nanba offers Michelin-quality kaiseki courses, featuring the best quality produce from all over Japan.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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Ganko Kameoka Rakurakusou

Indulge in a succulent sukiyaki or kaiseki course meal beneath the rafters of one of Japan’s Tangible Cultural Properties.
Lunch: ¥12,000-25,000
Dinner: ¥12,000-25,000
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Gion Fukushi

A kaiseki dining experience in Kyoto’s historic Gion district, which respects the traditions of the craft while adding some modern touches.
Dinner: ¥25,000-25,000
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Sushi-Kappo Nakaichi

Experience sushi kappo the Kyo-ryori way, featuring rare seasonal ingredients and crafted to suit the Kyoto locals’ tastes.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Honke Tankuma Honten

Explore the various seasons in Japan through Kyoto-style kappo cuisine at Honke Tankuma Honten, where they craf special course meals for everyone.
Dinner: ¥22,000-55,000
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Mokube

While still preserving the classic, the new and original flavors of this Kyoto restaurant will blow your mind.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Okina

Rich in tradition and fresh in ingredients, this Kyoto-style restaurant has been around for more than five decades, creating local masterpieces for their respected guests.
Lunch: ¥3,000-4,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Aji Fukushima

Aji Fukushima provides an omakase course that walks you through the culture of Kyoto.
Lunch: ¥5,000-6,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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Hyotei

A living museum to Kyoto’s culinary and cultural history, a meal at this 3 Michelin-starred former temple and teahouse is one to remember forever.
Lunch: ¥30,000-40,000
Dinner: ¥30,000-40,000
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Isshisoden Nakamura

This three-Michelin-starred Kyoto kaiseki restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in the country!
Lunch: ¥20,000-38,000
Dinner: ¥30,000-50,000
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Gion Sasaki

Michelin three-star flair adds an entertaining edge to this outstanding traditional restaurant, where there’s never a dull moment.
Lunch: ¥20,000-30,000
Dinner: ¥40,000-50,000
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Mizai

One of the best Japanese restaurants in the world, in the serene setting of Kyoto’s cherry blossom park.
Dinner: ¥60,000-80,000
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Ogata

Kimono-shop-turned-restaurant serving an enticing blend of old and new, with two Michelin stars.
Lunch: ¥58,000-58,000
Dinner: ¥58,000-58,000
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Godan Miyazawa

Learn a thing or two about Japanese history during an innovative omakase course dinner.
Lunch: ¥14,850-19,800
Dinner: ¥22,000-22,000
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Tan

Taking its name from the Tango Peninsula in Kyoto, Tan’s close relationship with local producers upholds their mutual philosophy of sustainability.
Lunch: ¥3,000-4,000
Dinner: ¥6,000-18,000
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Frequently Asked Questions

How to reserve kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto?

You can directly call a kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto to make a reservation. However, there is the possibility that the language barrier will occur which makes this process difficult. To ensure that you are able to successfully reserve an unforgettable kaiseki dining experience, you can use an online booking platform that helps foreigners to reserve seats at restaurants. On platforms like byFood you can filter different kaiseki restaurant options, depending on where in Kyoto you would like to eat and what type of experience you are after. Once you have narrowed down the restaurant you would like to reserve, simply add in your reservation details into the restaurant page. ByFood will take care of the rest and speak to the restaurant on your behalf, sending through a confirmation email if the reservation is successful. If in the event that the reservation is unsuccessful, you will receive a failed reservation email.

Is a reservation required for kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto?

Yes, usually a reservation is required at a kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto. However, in some cases, a reservation is not required, but this depends on the restaurant. Always, the safest option is to reserve ahead of time to ensure a quality kaiseki experience and get the dates that you want.

What is the average cost of a meal at kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto?

Kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto average at about 15,000 yen per person for dinner. Cheaper options are available for under 10,000 yen, depending on the restaurant, while you can expect to pay an average of 3000 yen to 4000 yen for lunch.

Kaiseki Restaurants in Kyoto

In Japan’s capital city of art and culture, traditional kaiseki cuisine is said to have been born in Kyoto. Exquisite kaiseki eaten at one of the best kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto is an amazing experience for those who want to soak up Japanese food and culture as they leisurely dine. Made from multiple courses, a kaiseki meal is made up of different components, where each dish reflects a different style of traditional Japanese cooking. For example, a kaiseki meal will have a steamed dish, as well as a deep-fried dish and a raw dish of fresh local vegetables or sushi, to add contrast. The list goes on. One of the things that make kaiseki in Kyoto special is that they use locally-produced vegetables and produce, known as "Kyoto yasai" or "Kyo-yasai."

With creativity and the value of craftsmanship running at the city’s core, dining at an authentic kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto is an unforgettable culinary experience for locals and visitors alike. A meal that is compiled of dishes made with skill, quality ingredients, and diverse cooking methods; enjoy the artistry of each dish, presented perfectly, using ingredients and aesthetics from seasonal harvests. The tranquil atmosphere of kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto is enhanced by impeccable hospitality from staff and qualified chefs. Kaiseki at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Kyoto, however, is something else on a whole other level.

Depending on what kind of Kyoto dining experience you would like, you can enjoy kaiseki in the downtown area, overlooking the city’s streaming rivers, or at a humble, traditional Japanese restaurant. Immersive and atmospheric, at intimate restaurants trained professional chefs prepare different elements in front of you as you dine. Enjoy a combination of art, local seasonal harvest, and quality food culminating in delicious dishes; make a reservation at a special Kyoto kaiseki restaurant on byFood, before your trip to Kyoto.