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For each guest that dines at this restaurant, byFood will donate 10 meals
Location
Cuisine
Traditional Japanese / Kaiseki / Kappo
Average cost
Lunch: ¥18,000 - ¥20,000
Dinner: ¥29,000 - ¥53,000
This family-run Michelin-starred restaurant makes fictional kaiseki reality with its impeccable Kyoto cuisine.
One MICHELIN Star:
High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Restaurant Details

While its Michelin star may draw many curious visitors from all over the country — and the world — what many may not know is that the Kyoto restaurant Tozentei started from a desire to make fiction reality. The restaurant takes its name from one of the central restaurants in Professor Aoki Masaru’s short story collection Kakokufumi, a collection of treatises on the history and culture of Chinese cuisine. It was this story, and the tales of good food and sake contained therein, that inspired Chef Watanabe Toshiro to start Tozentei, bestowing on it an identical name in the hopes that his guests would likewise revel in good food and drink. In reality, being situated near Kinkaku-ji Temple and the Arashiyama bamboo grove, the family-run Tozentei is located about an hour’s journey from its fictional location (which is by Kodai-ji Temple), but the difference is that the food and sake here are very much real, to the delight of many visitors both local and from abroad. To the surprise of many, the restaurant is just a three-person operation. The younger Watanabe now mans the kitchen, supervised by his father, with the restaurant’s service left to the family matriarch. A concept remaining fundamentally unchanged from the restaurant’s inception, the signature dish of steamed horsehead tilefish served in pickled plum and powdered kelp broth would not taste nearly as good without Tozentei’s trademark hospitality. Michelin Guide: 2018 - 1 Michelin Star
Dining Courses
Lunch Course
Afternoon
¥ 17,650
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A lunch-only course that lets visitors appreciate the bounty of the mountains and seas. This course includes the restaurant’s signature dish — unchanged from Tozentei’s first iteration — steamed horsehead tilefish (amadai usually, but “guji” in local Kyoto dialect) served in a broth of powdered kelp and pickled plum. ※ Please note that the menu is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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A lunch-only course that lets visitors appreciate the bounty of the mountains and seas. This course includes the restaurant’s signature dish — unchanged from Tozentei’s first iteration — steamed horsehead tilefish (amadai usually, but “guji” in local Kyoto dialect) served in a broth of powdered kelp and pickled plum. ※ Please note that the menu is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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¥ 17,650
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Standard Dinner Course
Evening
¥ 28,250
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The standard dinner course at Tozentei, centered around traditional Kyoto cuisine and overflowing with a sense of seasonality. Made with an abundance of seasonal ingredients, it’s guaranteed to fill the body and mind with a sense of calm. ※ Please note that the menu is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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The standard dinner course at Tozentei, centered around traditional Kyoto cuisine and overflowing with a sense of seasonality. Made with an abundance of seasonal ingredients, it’s guaranteed to fill the body and mind with a sense of calm. ※ Please note that the menu is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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¥ 28,250
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Premium Dinner Course
Evening
¥ 41,200
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The intermediate dinner course at Tozentei, centered around traditional Kyoto cuisine and overflowing with a sense of seasonality. It brings together seasonal seafood, produce and meat to create a unique combination of flavors that paints a complex, multilayered culinary picture. ※ Please note that the menu is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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The intermediate dinner course at Tozentei, centered around traditional Kyoto cuisine and overflowing with a sense of seasonality. It brings together seasonal seafood, produce and meat to create a unique combination of flavors that paints a complex, multilayered culinary picture. ※ Please note that the menu is subject to change based on seasonal availability.
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¥ 41,200
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Luxury Dinner Course
Evening
¥ 52,950
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The highest-level dinner course at Tozentei, centered around traditional Kyoto cuisine and overflowing with a sense of seasonality. No expense is spared to secure the finest seasonal produce, seafood and other ingredients in this menu. But this menu sets itself apart with the most luxurious offering: a centerpiece of salt-baked Kyoto-raised wagyu beef. Seeing the shell crack apart and the smell fill the air is an experience not to be missed. ※ Please note that the menu is subject to change base...
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The highest-level dinner course at Tozentei, centered around traditional Kyoto cuisine and overflowing with a sense of seasonality. No expense is spared to secure the finest seasonal produce, seafood and other ingredients in this menu. But this menu sets itself apart with the most luxurious offering: a centerpiece of salt-baked Kyoto-raised wagyu beef. Seeing the shell crack apart and the smell fill the air is an experience not to be missed. ※ Please note that the menu is subject to change base...
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¥ 52,950
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Tozentei Access Info

Tozentei is located a 2-minute walk from Kitano-Hakubaicho Station.

Tozentei Phone Number

075-461-7866

Tozentei Business Days

Sunday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
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06:00 PM
08:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
06:00 PM
08:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
06:00 PM
08:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
06:00 PM
08:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
06:00 PM
08:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
06:00 PM
08:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
06:00 PM
08:00 PM

Tozentei Address

31-1 Komatsubara Minamimachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8342, Japan

Tozentei 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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Restaurant location

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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