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Rokudai Description

Rokudai is a charming Japanese restaurant located in the Nishijin area of Kyoto. Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, Rokudai offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the city.

The restaurant's interior is beautifully decorated with a blend of modern and traditional elements, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the restaurant, from the elegant table settings to the carefully crafted dishes.

One of the highlights of dining at Rokudai is the extensive menu, which features a wide variety of Japanese dishes made with the freshest ingredients. From sashimi and sushi to tempura and grilled meats, there is something to satisfy every palate. The skilled chefs at Rokudai take great pride in their craft, and their dedication to creating delicious and visually stunning dishes is evident in every bite.

Whether you're a local looking for an authentic Japanese dining experience or a visitor wanting to explore the flavors of Kyoto, Rokudai is a must-visit restaurant. With its unique ambiance, exceptional cuisine, and attentive service, Rokudai is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who dine there.

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Rokudai Overview


10-1 Saiinkasugachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 615-0015


+81 (0) 75-312-2600


4 minute walk from Nishikyogoku Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Mon: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Tue: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Wed: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Thur: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Fri: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Sat: 6:30PM-9:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted



Sake Selection

Rokudai Reviews

Rokudai Google Average Rating



After passing through the precincts of the Saiin Kasuga Shrine office, turn left at the first straight road that leads to a residential area. A lone house in a row of residential areas. Speaking of a hideout, it's like a hideout...
There's also a sign posted outside, so if you use Google Maps you shouldn't have to worry about getting lost.
Even more than that, I couldn't hide my surprise at the sequence of my actions from entering the store to sitting down. To be able to swing your legs that far...
There are only counter seats, so it might feel a little cramped if people are passing by behind you.
However, when we visited, it was reserved for only one group.
We had a truly elegant time.
The way the owner answered the phone when making a reservation, and the way he behaved when I met him in person, was very nice, and I could clearly see that he was devoting all his energy to the food from beginning to end, and that he valued hospitality.
All 13 dishes
I was told to refrain from taking photos during the process, so I regret that I wasn't able to take any photos after that, but I'll definitely keep this in mind.
Although the format and flow belong to Kaiseki cuisine, it is not what is known as Kyoto (Kaiseki/Kaiseki). Of course, local vegetables such as Kyoto vegetables are also used...
The owner seems to have had experience in Kanto and Kyushu, so the seasoning is generally strong.
However, this comes down to personal preference!
Unfortunately, the only bowl of soup that was used was so salty that it looked like it was dried fish.
In terms of quantity, it's more than enough.
I think 6,000 yen/person (excluding drinks and tax) is too cheap, including all the food and hospitality in this time and space.
Next time I would like to visit in a different season.

*I am thinking that I will not cause any inconvenience to the store or the owner.
I'll upload some photos.
(Please forgive me.)


We had a kaiseki meal that made use of seasonal ingredients.
It seems that photos of food are not allowed.


A hidden hideout in the corner of a real back alley.
Photography was not allowed inside the restaurant, so I was not able to take pictures of the meal.
Delicious and affordable, you'll definitely come back for this number of items!

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