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Japanese: Kaiseki

Nishiki Description

Located in the picturesque Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Nishiki is a traditional Japanese restaurant that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is housed in a charming wooden building, reminiscent of a traditional tea house, and exudes a sense of tranquility and elegance.

Nishiki specializes in authentic Japanese cuisine, with a focus on seasonal ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The menu features a variety of dishes that showcase the flavors of the region, including their signature dish, the Sakura Shukujanzen. This monthly changing set menu highlights the best of the season and is a must-try for food enthusiasts.

One of the highlights of dining at Nishiki is the extensive selection of sake. The restaurant offers a range of premium sake, including their own original labels, such as the Arashiyama Nishiki and Junmai Ginjo Arashiyama Nishiki. These sake pair perfectly with the flavors of the dishes and enhance the overall dining experience.

With its serene ambiance, exquisite cuisine, and dedication to showcasing the best of Kyoto's culinary traditions, Nishiki sets itself apart from other dining establishments in the area. Whether you're looking for a memorable dining experience or simply want to indulge in the flavors of Kyoto, Nishiki is the perfect choice.

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Nishiki Overview


Inside Saga Arashiyama Nakanoshima Park, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 616-8383


+81 (0) 75-871-8888


4 minute walk from Arashiyama Station (Hankyu Arashiyama Line).

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted




Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Nishiki Reviews

Nishiki Google Average Rating



Visited a couple times both with great service.
They put a lot of effort into explaining the dishes and enjoyable to see the presentation and course. Mostly empty when visted with a group around. The hostess really attempted english and had a nice smile. Seemed very friendly to tourists explaing how meal would go before entering. Have a look at the menu they have set and enjoy!
A good chance at trying some local traditional food in a nice setting after some walking.
Food was very good and blended together enjoyed some tea, sake, and a juice during the stay. Some of the top food I had while in Japan.


Really good local food, delicious and you can enjoy the Japan/Kyoto style, including the style of door, table and the house; really worth the money;
I am very happy to enjoy the last dinner in this restaurant and it is the best dinner of my six days stay in Kyoto.


This is definitely one of my favourite places in Japan. I loved the assortment of colours and aesthetics of each dish, and surprisingly the food actually tastes better than it looks. The flavours compliments each other so well and the service was impeccable. It's an extremely affordable place considering its near the bamboo Forrest and a full blown kaiseki meal.

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