Apr. 06, 2023 UPDATE

Restaurants where we can suggest reservations through Sharing Kyoto concierge service.

The following is a partial list of stores that we suggest to our concierge service customers!
Kaiseki Restaurants

There are many wonderful restaurants in Kyoto, but there are some that are so popular that reservations are difficult to get (even for Japanese people), or you may feel uneasy that you may not be able to fully enjoy them if you only learn about them in Japanese. Sharing Kyoto offers a concierge service to suggest, reserve, and attend to such restaurants.

Here are just a few of the stores that our concierge can suggest, so if you are excited, please contact our concierge! (You can also try a free trial now.)

Jiki Miyazawa

Jiki Miyazawa is located right next to Nishiki Market, the kitchen of Kyoto. It is based on simple Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine, but every bite is characterized by the thoughtful and painstaking attention to detail. 

The famous "grilled sesame tofu" is a prime example. A simple dish of grilled sesame tofu topped with a sauce consisting of only salt and honey and a generous sprinkling of roasted sesame. Onebite, however, and the impression changes completely. The aroma of sesame seeds spreads softly in the mouth, followed by the gentle sweetness of the additive-free sauce and the buttery smooth texture of the special sesame tofu. Therefore, the dish has a strong initial impact, followed by a harmony of flavors and aromas, and a mild aftertaste. The three elements bring out the best in the ingredients, resulting in a highly satisfying dish.

Godan Miyazawa

At Godan Miyazawa, the owner Miyazawa puts his heart and soul into everything, from the food to the décor to the service. While respecting the richness of the ingredients' original flavors, the combination of ingredients and cooking methods are uniquely creative. Dishes change seasonally, so you can taste different seasonal delicacies depending on the time of year you visit. The photo above shows their specialty, karasumi soba. 

The exquisite cuisine served in the slightly tense atmosphere of a tea room is so flavorful that one forgets about time.  

"We want our customers to feel comfortable." "I try not to overdo it with the food." are both words from Mr. Miyazawa. Godan Miyazawa, a restaurant that values each and every customer, is sure to be a memorable part of your trip to Kyoto.

JOJOEN Yugentei

Located in Kyoto city and easily accessible, Jojoen Yugentei is an upscale yakiniku restaurant that operates mainly in Tokyo. 

The meat served at Jojoen restaurant is carefully selected by skilled connoisseurs who examine each piece of meat according to Jojoen standards. You can choose to eat as much as you like from the à la carte menu, or you can enjoy the carefully selected cuts little by little in the course menu.

The fact that all rooms are private rooms is also a nice feature. Enjoy your meal in comfort and privacy with a relaxed atmosphere!

Wagokoro Izumi

Wagokoro Izumi is a restaurant where the owner, who trained for 13 years at "Sakurada," a famous kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto, is a master of his craft. It has a high rating of 2 Michelin stars. The restaurant has tatami rooms, table seating, and counter seating around a tsuboniwa garden. The highlight of the restaurant is that the hanging scrolls and tableware reflect the season of the time, and the entire restaurant represents the four seasons of Japan.

Wagokoro Izumi's specialty is an assortment of dishes called "Hassun" that looks like a work of art. By skillfully using seasonal vegetables and incorporating Kyoto's seasonal traditions into the cuisine, we bring out the profound essence of the season. This restaurant is a must try at least once when you come to Kyoto. 

Okukibune Hyoue

Okukibune Hyoue began when the previous head of Hyoue, a Shinto priest of Kibune Shrine, served meals with wild vegetables and river fish to visitors to the shrine.

In spring, you can enjoy wild vegetable dishes, and in winter, you can enjoy botan nabe and other hot pot dishes, as well as dishes from season to season. The most popular is kawadoko cuisine in summer. Kawayuka can be enjoyed between May and September, and the temperature here in Okukibune is nearly 10 degrees cooler than in Kyoto City in August, the hottest month of the year.

The riverside restaurant at Okukibune Hyoue has a high roof and a very open feel, so it is very cool and comfortable, and you can enjoy a luxurious time with the best cuisine while watching the murmuring of the river. We invite you to experience the special experience that can only be had here at lunch or dinner by the riverside of Kibune in summer.

If you are interested, please click here to learn more about our concierge services.

Yumemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
What do you think? These are just a few of the stores we can suggest. We will be happy to make other suggestions, reservations and attend to your needs.
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