Planning a trip to the ancient Japanese capital? Below are my Top 5 picks (in alphabetical order) for a sit-down meal, from a rustic izakaya to Michelin-starred Kaiseki!
Jiki Miyazawa, Kaiseki
Kuishinbo Yamanaka, Wagyu Steak
LURRA°, Innovative Fusion
A Michelin-starred Kaiseki restaurant with a modern twist
Book via Ikyu
A renowned Kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto that has received the prestigious Tabelog Silver award as well as a Michelin star
Book via Pocket Concierge
Delicious old-school wagyu steak house - highly recommend their "hambaagu" (Japanese Salisbury steak) for lunch, which is great value for money!
Book via phone: +81(0)75-392-3745
An innovative fusion restaurant that received a Michelin star just a year after opening - the 3 owners have a combined experience at the world-renowned NOMA and Quintessance, as well as featuring on Forbes Japan's "30 Under 30" list
A hidden gem izakaya tucked away down a quiet alley just a few minutes from Karasuma-Oike station, which opened nearly 3 decades ago
Book via phone: +81(0)75-252-3210