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Enjoy Kyoto kaiseki cuisine, utilizing the full potential of ingredients, in a place of heartfelt hospitality

Jiki Miyazawa

/ じき宮ざわ
Located nearby Nishiki Market – the “kitchen of Kyoto,” in the most bustling area of the city, is Jiki Miyazawa. Here at this restaurant, diners can enjoy Kyoto kaiseki cuisine dedicated to bringing out the inherent flavor of ingredients.
The cuisine at Jiki Miyazawa is prepared on the firm foundation of simple Kyoto style kaiseki cooking. One of the distinctions of this restaurant are the dishes of food which appear simple at first glance, but reveal an elaborately layered and painstaking dedi...morecation to quality. Each dish has been prepared through an extremely detailed process in order to bring out the absolutely most delicious flavor from the ingredients themselves.
For example, the famous “Fried Sesame Tofu.” This is a very simple dish, consisting of fried sesame tofu, a sauce prepared using only salt and honey, and sprinkled with plenty of roasted sesame seeds. But one taste will flip any impressions you may have about this plain-looking dish. The instant you bring a morsel to your mouth, the fragrance of sesame spreads throughout like an explosion. And slightly thereafter arrives the mild sweetness of the sauce – devotedly prepared with non-additive ingredients, and the buttery texture of the painstakingly crafted sesame tofu. This trio of sensations – a powerful first impact, and then a harmony of flavor and fragrance, with a subsequently gentle aftertaste, combine to form this richly satisfying dish that evokes the entirety of goodness packed into its ingredients.
In addition, one can sense the particular creative choices that are in play, such as the use of antique dishes or tableware by modern artists for the standard cuisine.
And what’s more, the superb quality of Jiki Miyazawa is reflected not only in its food, but in its customer service as well. Upon being seated at the clean and tidy plain wood counter, a wait staff member will arrive to directly face you, and bow his or her head in greeting. And as each dish is brought to your seat, it will also be accompanied by a detailed explanation about the ingredients and method of preparation. Such a heartfelt show of “omotenashi”(hospitality) this is! Here at Jiki Miyazawa, where each flavorful dish is presented and prepared as an integral part of the restaurant itself, we hope you will enjoy a wonderful meal.
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★★★★★4.0
Of course the food is delicious, but at each moment I could feel the heartfelt touch of “omotenashi.” I really love the atmosphere of this restaurant.
The staff positioned in front of the counter space waste no movement, and do not speak unnecessarily. And since they do not use stainless steel bowls or pans you don’t hear the annoying clatter of metal. There is a dignified and appropriate level of tension in the air, and yet the gentle demeanor of the staff helps to create a calm and relaxed en...morevironment. Highly recommended for those times when you want to unwind after the tiring confusion of a hectic day.
★★★★★4.0
Jiki Miyazawa, winner of 1-Star in the Michelin Kansai edition. This is a very popular restaurant in Kyoto, made famous via high ratings and word of mouth from travel sites in Japan and abroad, and always thriving with customers, whether local or foreign.
Whether it’s the cuisine, the atmosphere, service and hospitality, each element is highly refined, and creates a most comfortable environment to spend your time. As it is very popular, reservations are a must. And as lunch service is available...more as well, we definitely urge you to make some time in your schedule for a visit.
Courses
1Must Eat !
Courses / Dinner:¥7,000 / ¥10,000 / ¥12,000 / ¥15,000│Lunch:¥3,500 / ¥5,000 / ¥7,000
Course dining arranged on uniquely chosen dishes. All of the cuisine at Jiki Miyazawa is refreshingly simple, prepared efficiently without waste, and evokes a neatly arranged sense of order. The carefully crafted meals, prepared to bring out the inherent flavor of their ingredients, can be enjoyed in great quantity, and yet will not strain you. The items served in course meals will vary depending on price, season, and the day, so we recommend you make a visit and experience it for yourself.
(Ph...moreoto is of the famous “Fried Sesame Tofu.”)
Kame no O Kurabu/1 go (6.1 oz)
2Must Eat !
Kame no O Kurabu/1 go (6.1 oz) / ¥1,700 (1 glass ¥1,400)
At Jiki Miyazawa, customers can enjoy not only Kyoto sake, but brands from various regions of Japan. We especially recommend “Kame no O Kurabu.” This sake, crafted at a small brewery in Kyotango, features a well balanced mix of acidity and sweetness, with a gentle flavor. The aftertaste is refreshing, and is easily recommended even to customers who are not particularly familiar with Japanese sake.
What’s more, when you order “Kame no O,” you will be served with “Yasakatsuru” water, which is use...mored to process this sake. A strongly sweet soft water, it is very delicious. So if you are not a heavy drinker, we urge you to dry drinking this water instead so that you can experience the power of the waters which gave birth to this famous brand of sake.
Tsubu miso chirimen(dried young sardines)
3Let's Try !
Tsubu miso chirimen (dried young sardines)
These are chirimen fried in white miso. This delicacy will appear at the end of your course, together with freshly cooked rice. Faintly sweet, faintly spicy, it is an exquisite flavor, and very delicious when topped over hot steaming rice. The fragrance of green Japanese peppercorns waft through your nose with a cool sensation, and elegance. You will give thanks from the bottom of your heart after enjoying this meal, so we urge you to make a visit.
How to Order & Eat
Jiki Miyazawa How to oreder & eat

The course fare will change depending on the season and day. As there is no actual menu, if you are in doubt, you should ask when making your reservation. When your meals are brought to you, you can have the dishes explained in English. Furthermore, drink menus are available in English.
- Order Tips -
The owner, Izumi-san, can converse in simple English. If you require English drink menus, or have any questions about the meal, please inquire at the counter.
Interior
Jiki miyazawa Interior Photo
While the interiors are small, perhaps because of the large windows facing the counter, one never feels cramped. The assorted greenery and trees visible through the spacious windows lend a tasteful elegance. In the fall, diners can enjoy their meal while viewing the crimson autumn leaves.
Jiki miyazawa Interior Photo
The interiors are bright and clean, evoking the owner’s particular and unique dedication to quality. The custom designed fixtures provide a charming touch to the elegantly dignified atmosphere.
Detail
Access
The entrance is located in a tucked in section off the main street. Look for the sign that reads じき宮ざわ, and the cluster of trees growing among the buildings.
Jiki Miyazawa Appearance PhotoJiki Miyazawa Appearance Photo
Jiki Miyazawa
Categories Kaiseki/Kyo Ryori(Kyoto Cuisine)
Phone +81 75-213-1326
Address 553-1 Yaoyacho Nakagyo-ku Kyoto
Directions From Kyoto Station, take the subway Karasuma line to Shijo Station (approx. 5 min). and leave the station by South Exit 6. If coming by Hankyu Railway, get off at Hankyu Karasuma Station (West Exit 14).
Hours Lunch 12:00-13:45 Last order
Dinner 17:30-20:00 Last order
Reservations We definitely urge you to make reservations. When making a reservation, we recommend going through a hotel concierge. Also, customers may not be accompanied by small children.
Closed 1st Wednesday, Tuesday
Price range
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Lunch ¥3,500 - ¥7,000 | Dinner ¥7,000 - ¥15,000
Credit cards VISA, AMEX, Diners
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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The owner Izumi-san can converse in simple English, and will explain the dishes for you. Families and couples from overseas are frequent, and the staff is somewhat familiar with serving foreign customers.
Menu Japanese, English
Languages spoken Japanese, English
Number of seats 10 seats (counter seating only)
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
URL http://www.jiki-miyazawa.com/jiki-en-info.html
Jiki Miyazawa +81 75-213-1326 Lunch ¥3,500 - ¥7,000 | Dinner ¥7,000 - ¥15,000 -1/3

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