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Mirei Description

Mirei, located in Kyoto, is a Japanese restaurant that offers a unique dining experience. With a focus on Kyoto-style cuisine, Mirei stands out from other dining establishments in the area. The restaurant offers a daily changing menu of approximately 50 dishes, allowing guests to choose their favorite items in the quantity they desire. This concept of 'choosing what you like in the amount you like' is what sets Mirei apart.

The chef, Yuuzou Nakao, is passionate about both traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. His expertise in Kyoto cuisine and his ability to create a harmonious blend of flavors is evident in every dish. Mirei sources the finest ingredients, including premium white sea bream from Hachiman Bay and Wakayama, as well as seasonal delicacies like Tamba matsutake mushrooms in autumn and snow crab in winter.

The restaurant's interior exudes a sense of tranquility and elegance, with a touch of rustic charm. The decor is inspired by the simplicity and natural beauty of Millet's paintings, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Mirei is the perfect place to indulge in the delights of Kyoto-style cuisine.

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Mirei Overview


143-2 Kameyachō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-0865


+81 (0) 75-251-2007


3 minute walk from Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Mon: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Tue: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 5:00PM-10:30PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Mirei Reviews

Mirei Google Average Rating





Today we went to Mirei, a restaurant that Kyoto is proud of. Over 40 menus are made with seasonal ingredients. All of them are delicious...it's true.

Regardless of the time of entry or the number of people, everything is served a la carte, and even the smallest selfish customers will be listened to. It's so delicious that I can't help but keep adding more, but there's never too much time between servings. This is no ordinary preparation or skill. (Only people who understand this should attend.)

This is not a restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, or even an izakaya. This is a strong style that should be called a "restaurant".

And (although it's rude to talk about prices), the prices are reasonable despite the fact that they offer so many good seasonal ingredients and dishes that take advantage of them. For the price of going to a restaurant in Kyoto, which has skyrocketed in recent years, you can go to Mirei-san twice.

Whether alone, on a date, as a couple, or for a dinner party. It's heaven if you go with someone who loves delicious food. It may be a little difficult to make a reservation, but if you have the chance, please come.

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Since it was my first visit, I opted for the course, but most people seemed to be enjoying the a la carte option. It's fun to watch the various dishes being prepared one after another in front of you behind the plain wood counter, and everyone wants to eat them.

All of the dishes were satisfactory, but the ones that particularly left an impression on me were the mugwort tofu that came with the appetizer, the tuna that came with this wata, and the vinegared black abalone. The seasonal crab also smells good. It was very well-balanced and the price was reasonable, but next time I'd like to try a la carte.

The staff of the shop, including the young manager, are also nice. The utensils were also beautiful.

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