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Cuisine
Traditional Japanese / Kaiseki / Kappo
Average cost
Lunch: ¥10,000 - ¥25,000
Dinner: ¥10,000 - ¥25,000
Elaborate Kyoto-style kaiseki course menus in a restaurant with over 300 years of history behind it.

Restaurant Details

With more than 300 years of history behind it, the Minokichi series of restaurants is essentially synonymous with Kyoto-style cuisine. Its legacy as a traditional riverside koshikake-chaya establishment began in the year 1716, where it served sake and snacks like grilled tofu near the Sanjo Ohashi Bridge. It later became recognized as one of the eight restaurants legally allowed to serve river fish by the Kyoto governor-general later in the Edo Period. While World War II forced the restaurant to move to its current location by Nanzenji Temple, its reputation for excellence went with it, as well as to its 17 other locations currently scattered around the Kansai and Kanto regions. Kyoto is the birthplace of kaiseki cuisine, and Minokichi carries this legacy with pride. Kaiseki is characterized by a series of elaborately prepared and plated dishes, all of which make use of luxurious ingredients. Minokichi is no exception: its course menus feature some of the finest ingredients from all over Japan, with grilled Kobe beef, fatty tuna belly and freshwater eel, to even more esoteric offerings like softshell turtle hotpot, a rare delicacy offered by few modern restaurants. Minokichi’s main store by Nanzenji Temple is as much a historic landmark as the temple itself, having been a regular fixture on postcards as far back as 1889, and the renovated building receiving recognition for architectural excellence by the Kyoto prefectural government. While the Karasuma Shijo branch may not have achieved quite the same level of fame, it is no less pleasant to dine in, with its traditional Japanese decor. An abundance of private rooms, each one named after a historic Kyoto landmark, accommodate parties of all sizes. But perhaps the most impressive is probably the lounge room, where a 15-seater counter sets the stage for a veritable banquet.
Dining Courses
Premium Kaiseki Course
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
¥ 22,000
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A distinctly Kyoto-style luxurious kaiseki course that shows off the tastes of Japan’s four seasons. The most opulent menu option at Minokichi Karasuma Shijo, featuring Japan’s finest ingredients like Japanese spiny lobster, fatty tuna belly and Kobe wagyu beef.
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A distinctly Kyoto-style luxurious kaiseki course that shows off the tastes of Japan’s four seasons. The most opulent menu option at Minokichi Karasuma Shijo, featuring Japan’s finest ingredients like Japanese spiny lobster, fatty tuna belly and Kobe wagyu beef.
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¥ 22,000
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Gourmet Kaiseki Course
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
¥ 16,500
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A level up above the Special Kaiseki Course, the Gourmet Kaiseki Course is a Kyoto-style kaiseki course that shows off the tastes of Japan’s four seasons. The course features local Kyoto delicacies like softshell turtle hotpot and unagi over rice.
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A level up above the Special Kaiseki Course, the Gourmet Kaiseki Course is a Kyoto-style kaiseki course that shows off the tastes of Japan’s four seasons. The course features local Kyoto delicacies like softshell turtle hotpot and unagi over rice.
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¥ 16,500
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Special Kaiseki Course
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
¥ 12,100
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The Special Kaiseki Course lives up to its name by featuring some of the finest Kyoto delicacies, including broiled kuroge wagyu black beef and extremely fresh live-fried young sweetfish.
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The Special Kaiseki Course lives up to its name by featuring some of the finest Kyoto delicacies, including broiled kuroge wagyu black beef and extremely fresh live-fried young sweetfish.
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¥ 12,100
(Tax Incl.)
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Private Room Seating: Premium Kaiseki Course
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
¥ 24,200
(Tax Incl.)
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This is the private room seating option for the Premium Kaiseki Course. A distinctly Kyoto-style luxurious kaiseki course that shows off the tastes of Japan’s four seasons, the Premium Kaiseki Course is the most opulent menu option at Minokichi Karasuma Shijo, featuring Japan’s finest ingredients like Japanese spiny lobster, fatty tuna belly and Kobe wagyu beef.
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This is the private room seating option for the Premium Kaiseki Course. A distinctly Kyoto-style luxurious kaiseki course that shows off the tastes of Japan’s four seasons, the Premium Kaiseki Course is the most opulent menu option at Minokichi Karasuma Shijo, featuring Japan’s finest ingredients like Japanese spiny lobster, fatty tuna belly and Kobe wagyu beef.
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¥ 24,200
(Tax Incl.)
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Private Room Seating: Gourmet Kaiseki Course
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
¥ 18,150
(Tax Incl.)
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This is the private room seating option for the Gourmet Kaiseki Course. A level up above the Special Kaiseki Course, the Gourmet Kaiseki Course is a Kyoto-style kaiseki course that shows off the tastes of Japan’s four seasons. The course features local Kyoto delicacies like softshell turtle hotpot and unagi over rice.
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This is the private room seating option for the Gourmet Kaiseki Course. A level up above the Special Kaiseki Course, the Gourmet Kaiseki Course is a Kyoto-style kaiseki course that shows off the tastes of Japan’s four seasons. The course features local Kyoto delicacies like softshell turtle hotpot and unagi over rice.
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¥ 18,150
(Tax Incl.)
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Private Room Seating: Special Kaiseki Course
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
¥ 13,310
(Tax Incl.)
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This is the private room seating option for the Special Kaiseki Course. It lives up to its name by featuring some of the finest Kyoto delicacies, including broiled kuroge wagyu black beef and extremely fresh live-fried young sweetfish.
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This is the private room seating option for the Special Kaiseki Course. It lives up to its name by featuring some of the finest Kyoto delicacies, including broiled kuroge wagyu black beef and extremely fresh live-fried young sweetfish.
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¥ 13,310
(Tax Incl.)
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Minokichi Karasuma Shijo Access Info

Minokichi Karasuma Shijo is accessible via a 3-minute walk from Exit 21 of Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line, or a 3-minute walk from Shijo Station’s Exit 21 on the Karasuma Line. Alternatively, it is a 5-minute walk from the Shijo-Karasuma bus stop on the Kyoto City Bus service.

Minokichi Karasuma Shijo Phone Number

075-255-0621

Minokichi Karasuma Shijo Business Days

Sunday
11:30 AM
02:30 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM
02:30 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:00 PM
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11:30 AM
02:30 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM
02:30 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM
02:30 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM
02:30 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:00 PM

Minokichi Karasuma Shijo Address

Fukutoku Building B1F, Tearai Mizu-cho 670, Nishikikouji-Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8152

Minokichi Karasuma Shijo Cancellation Policy

Cancel your reservation at least 2 days before the dining start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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