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Hyotei Overview


35 Nanzenji Kusakawachō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-8437


+81 (0) 75-771-4116


8 minute walk from Kekami Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-1:00PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-1:00PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-1:00PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 12:00PM-1:00PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-1:00PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-1:00PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Hyotei Description

Located in the historic city of Kyoto, Hyotei is a renowned Japanese restaurant that has been serving exquisite cuisine for over 450 years. This prestigious establishment has received numerous accolades, including the Bronze Award at The Tabelog Awards 2023 and being selected as one of the top 100 Japanese restaurants in the WEST magazine.

What sets Hyotei apart is its unwavering commitment to preserving the traditional flavors of Japanese cuisine while embracing subtle innovations. The skilled chef, Mr. Yoshihiro Takahashi, takes great pride in showcasing the natural essence of each ingredient, resulting in a harmonious and flavorful dining experience. The restaurant's decor exudes a timeless elegance, reflecting the spirit of the tea ceremony and creating a serene atmosphere for guests to enjoy their meal.

Hyotei offers a variety of exquisite courses, each meticulously crafted to highlight the seasonal ingredients and showcase the chef's culinary expertise. For lunch, guests can indulge in the Kaiseki course, starting from 23,000 yen, while dinner offers the Kaiseki course starting from 27,000 yen. Additionally, during the summer season, Hyotei offers a special breakfast course called 'Asagayu' for 6,000 yen, allowing guests to start their day with a taste of traditional Japanese cuisine.

With its rich history, dedication to preserving the essence of Japanese cuisine, and impeccable attention to detail, Hyotei is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking an authentic and unforgettable dining experience in Kyoto.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Hyotei Reviews

Hyotei Google Average Rating


Hyotei Tabelog Average Rating



Dining at Hyotei was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Located amidst the serene grounds of the Nanzenji Temple, this centuries-old tea house is truly extraordinary. As one of Kyoto's Michelin three-star restaurants, it delivered a traditional kaiseki that was unforgettable. It is truly a unique and cherished memory.

Note that the value for money at Hyotei raises some uncertainties, as it leans more towards being an extraordinary overall experience rather than offering the absolute best culinary delights we encountered during our time in Japan.


Had 3-course breakfast. Loved the “osuimono” (soup), very fresh “ayu”(sweet fish), finished with sparkling congee. Garden was beautiful for Summer morning. Staff was very kind and attentive.

The downside was that it was time-bound (1 hour sharp), implicitly rushed. I would have liked to have my breakfast slow, thus rating 3 star for service.


There’s this old saying in Kyoto, Ichigensan Okotowari (1st time customers without introductions not accept) still being practiced, especially the long-established businesses (Shinise) & it’s OK to respect their custom

It may seem troublesome, but it’s best to get hotel to do the reservations. Then the Japanese spirit of hospitality (Omotenashi) will follow

We asked hotel to book a private room for 3 & specified “no foreigner menu”. Meaning no shortened menu & must have the Hassun, which is the most difficult dish to prepare & explain

We got the whole dining hall to ourselves. The Head Chef Omakase 12 courses + some. Served by the Okamisan. And the Oyakata came out to see us off in our taxi till we were out of sight

It was an excellent dinner


Translated from Japanese:

I was interested in this three Michelin star restaurant. What does 3-star Japanese food in Kyoto mean? ! I visited with high expectations. Is the room a separate hut? The inside of the store is like a village, with a small river where love flows. ...


Translated from Japanese:

It's been 12 years since I went to Hyotei. When I left home at 6 o'clock, I arrived an hour earlier than my reservation time, so I took a walk along the Incline and then went to the store. It's a good atmosphere. I feel like my body has become healthier by eating a simple breakfast porridge set meal. Completed in no time...


Translated from Japanese:

In the hot summer, you should act early in the morning! Eating porridge in the morning at Hyotei's main store near Nanzenji Temple warms up the internal organs, which have been chilled by the air conditioner, and makes you feel energetic. The soft texture of the Hyotei egg, the aroma of the sweetfish, the gentle texture of the porridge and the soup stock...

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