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Japanese: Kaiseki


Kokyu Overview


204 Seiryucho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto 602-0822


+81 (0) 75-746-4375


4 minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM

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Kokyu Description

Located in the historic city of Kyoto, Kokyu is a Japanese restaurant that specializes in kaiseki cuisine. This traditional style of dining focuses on seasonal ingredients and beautifully presented dishes. As you step into the restaurant, you will be transported to a world of tranquility and elegance. The interior is adorned with traditional Japanese decor, creating a serene atmosphere that is perfect for a special occasion or intimate gathering.

One of the highlights of Kokyu is their 'hassun' course, which consists of a variety of small dishes that showcase the flavors of the season. Each dish is meticulously prepared and presented, allowing you to savor the delicate flavors and textures. Pair your meal with a selection from their extensive sake menu, and you're in for a truly memorable dining experience.

What sets Kokyu apart from other restaurants is their commitment to preserving the techniques and traditions of Japanese cuisine. The chef, who trained at the renowned Sakurada restaurant, brings his expertise and passion to every dish. Whether you choose the lunch or dinner course, you can expect to be treated to a culinary journey that celebrates the essence of Japanese gastronomy.

If you're looking to immerse yourself in the rich history and flavors of Kyoto, Kokyu is the perfect choice. Indulge in the artistry of kaiseki cuisine and let your taste buds be delighted by the seasonal creations. With its serene ambiance and exquisite dishes, Kokyu offers a dining experience that is truly unforgettable.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Kokyu Reviews

Kokyu Google Average Rating


Kokyu Tabelog Average Rating



I was impressed by the taste and the delicacy of the presentation.
I visited from Tokyo, and I'm glad I came!
This is exactly what we mean when we say, ``Japanese food is enjoyed with the eyes.'' Although the restaurant was full and seemed busy, we were treated with warm hospitality. thank you very much. ☺️


The dinner party coincided with the publication of Fujingaho. It seems that it has always been difficult to make reservations, but it may become even more difficult in the future...😅This time, we had a really delicious and fun time with the feedback from our regular customers. My wife is from Okazaki and I am from Mikawa, so we felt very close to each other💕


Located on the outskirts of the Demachiyanagi shopping street, it may have a plain appearance, but you can enjoy high-quality kaiseki cuisine.
The clean, transparent bowl and beautiful 8-inch diameter were amazing, as is typical of the Sakurada lineage, but I was also impressed by the quality of the fish and the splendor of the plate. The general's talk is also fun.
On this day, we added crab, so the volume was quite large. There were actually fresh sweets at the end, but they were wrapped.


Translated from Japanese:

I participated in this year's private run with a group of friends who come every year through an introduction from a friend in Kyoto. Elaborate dishes made with carefully selected ingredients. Of course, the sake lineup will be salivating for sake lovers. (Unfortunately, I'm a beer/wine person...


Translated from Japanese:

[Check Points] ■ Kyoto cuisine that enjoys the seasons from the famous Kyoto kaiseki restaurant Sakurada ■ Course duration: 2 hours Kaiseki cuisine that inherits the taste of the famous Kyoto restaurant AKKU. 4 minutes walk from Demachiyanagi Station...


Translated from Japanese:

Go to Kappo restaurant ``Akuku'' in Demachiyanagi, Kyoto. This shop is run by Mr. Maeda, who trained at Sakurada for a long time. As I wrote in my book, I think that there are two types of delicious food: those that give you the ultimate taste of everyday food, and those that give you the taste of something extraordinary. Working in the food industry...

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