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Higashiyama Restaurants

Where to Eat in Higashiyama - Kyoto

Some of the city’s best restaurants are in Higashiyama including some that have been awarded up to three Michelin stars. While there are a number of different cuisines available throughout the streets of this historic district, visitors would be best to experience a traditional Japanese kaiseki multi course meal here to soak up the ancient atmosphere.

The district of Gion is the best place to achieve a unique dining experience and even catch a glimpse of a geisha on her way to her tea house engagements.

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Yagenbori

Dining in Kyoto doesn’t get much more romantic than this. Housed in a historic teahouse on a cobble-stoned path near the Shira-kawa tributary, Yagenbori serves traditional Kyoto cuisine and kaiseki courses. Items are presented on beautiful handmade ceramic dishes such as the hoba miso served with kinoko mushrooms and spring onions grilled in oak leaves, or the suppon turtle dishes or the shabu-shabu hot pot.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Sueyoshi-cho, Kiridoshi-kado, Gion, Higashiyama-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 551 3331
  • Cuisine: Traditional Japanese
  • Price Range: Lunch: affordable, Dinner: pricey
  • How to get there: Hankyu Railway, Karawamachi Station
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Mizai

This tiny restaurant only seats and serves 10 people and only once a day, but when you are the recipient of three Michelin Stars who is going to complain! Chef and owner Hitoshi Ishihara is a celebrity chef in Kyoto exacting elevated standards of culinary excellence to serve truly authentic Kyoto kaiseki cuisine. If diners arrive late, they will not be served so be prompt to avoid disappointment and shame. Reservations are vital.

  • Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 17:30 - 22:00
  • Location: Maruyamakoen nai, Higashiyama-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 551 3310
  • Cuisine: Traditional Japanese
  • Price Range: Dinner: luxury
  • How to get there: Keihan Line, Shijo Gion Station
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Asuka

Many people go to Asuka Restaurant for its casual atmosphere and great selection of teishoku. This set meal is composed of a main item, a bowl of rice, a bowl of miso soup, and a bowl of Japanese pickles.  Teishoku is usually considered a better deal than ordering food from the a-la-carte menu. Still, there are many choices on Asuka’s menu, including Kyoto-style noodle dishes.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00, closed on Mondays.
  • Location: 144 Nishimachi, Nishi-iru, Jingumichi, Sanjo-dori, Higashiyama-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 751 9809
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Price Range: Lunch / Dinner: affordable
  • How to get there: Tozai Line, Higashiyama Station

Kyoto Gion Oishinbo

Amongst all the pomp and circumstance of Gion dining, this restaurant is known for being very reasonably priced. The restaurant specializes in home-style Kyoto cuisine called obanzai, using organic ingredients such as shiitake mushrooms, tofu gluten steaks and fresh sashimi. A number of set menus diminish the language barrier when ordering. Enjoy your meal in a tatami room overlooking a courtyard garden. Jackets are required for men and reservations are essential.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 14:00, 18:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Hanamikoji-sagarui, Futatsuji-me Higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 532 2285
  • Cuisine: Japanese Home-style
  • Price Range: Lunch: affordable, Dinner: pricey
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Minoko

The chef at Minoko draws inspiration from the tea ceremony in creating his cha-kaiseki multi-course meals. In business for over 90 years, the restaurant is beautiful overlooking a tranquil Japanese garden complete with cascading stream and stone lanterns. Lunch is served communally and is less formal and less expensive than dinner which requires a suitable dress code. The lunch menu also features a hiru-kaiseki or mini set meal.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 - 14:30 and 17:00 – 22:00, closed 2nd and 4th Wed of each month
  • Location: 480 Kiyoi-cho, Shimogowara-dori, Gion, Higashiyama-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 561 0328
  • Cuisine: Traditional Japanese
  • Price Range: Lunch: pricey, Dinner: luxury
  • How to get there: Bus 100 or 206 to Gion bus stop
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