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Japanese: Kaiseki


Kiyama Description

Located in Kyoto, Kiyama is a renowned Japanese restaurant that offers an exquisite dining experience. With its serene and inviting atmosphere, the restaurant creates a sense of tranquility that allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the essence of Japanese cuisine.

Kiyama is known for its authentic kaiseki cuisine, a traditional multi-course meal that showcases the seasonal flavors and ingredients of Japan. The talented chef, Yoshirou Kiyama, who honed his skills at the prestigious restaurant 'Wakuden' in Kyoto, crafts each dish with meticulous attention to detail. One of the unique features of Kiyama is its use of fresh well water, discovered by chance during its establishment, which adds a pure and refreshing element to the dishes.

From the moment you step into Kiyama, you will be greeted by the warm ambiance created by the use of natural wood throughout the restaurant. The interior design reflects the restaurant's commitment to preserving the essence of Japanese culture and tradition. As you indulge in the delectable kaiseki dishes, you will be captivated by the delicate flavors, exquisite presentation, and the subtle aroma of freshly prepared dashi.

Kiyama has garnered recognition for its culinary excellence, including being awarded the Silver Prize at The Tabelog Awards 2023 and being selected as one of the top 100 Japanese restaurants by the prestigious Japanese Cuisine WEST. With its dedication to preserving the true essence of Japanese cuisine and its commitment to providing an unforgettable dining experience, Kiyama sets itself apart as a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and those seeking an authentic taste of Japan.

Kiyama Overview


1F Verdor Imperial Palace 136 Kinuyachō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-0804


+81 (0) 75-256-4460


5 minute walk from Marutamachi Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Mon: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Tue: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Wed: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Thur: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Fri: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Sat: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-7:30PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Kiyama Reviews

Kiyama Google Average Rating



Excellent excellent excellent 🤩 worth ~190€ tasting menu for lunch. Quite english friendly. Reservation is complicated but worth the effort.


We truly enjoyed our dinner at Kiyama. Amazing amazing dashi ! loved each dishes, including the special grilled snow crab dishes and rice dishes!

Good selections of Wines here too and for a very reasonable price.


Lovely kaiseki restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. The food is wonderful, and the chef and his staff make every effort to explain their techniques and the seasonality of the produce used.

No photos are allowed during service, which truly enhances the eating experience and focusses the mind on the food.

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