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570 Higashishiokōjichō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8216


+81 (0) 75-351-0700


2 minute walk east from JR Kyoto Station Central Exit. Please use 'Exit 5' from the underground passage.

Operating Hours

Sun: 7:00AM-10:00AM, 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Mon: 7:00AM-10:00AM, 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Tue: 7:00AM-10:00AM, 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: Closed
Fri: 7:00AM-10:00AM, 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Sat: 7:00AM-10:00AM, 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM

Payment methods

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

Scalae Description

Located in Kyoto, SCALAE is a unique Italian restaurant that offers an authentic taste of Italy. This restaurant has been selected as one of the top 100 Italian restaurants in the West by the prestigious SCALAE Italian West 2023 selection and has received rave reviews on the popular food review site, Tabelog. With a rating of 3.72 out of 5 stars and 125 reviews, SCALAE is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

What sets SCALAE apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to showcasing the flavors of the local region. The restaurant's menu is inspired by the bountiful produce of Kyoto and features a concept called 'PlantForwardKitchen.' This concept focuses on using locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms, including seasonal and lesser-known produce. By supporting local farmers and embracing the freshness of the ingredients, SCALAE creates dishes that truly capture the essence of Kyoto.

One of the standout offerings at SCALAE is their exclusive course menu, 'PlantForwardKitchen,' which allows diners to experience the flavors of the local region in a plant-based Italian cuisine. This unique dining experience not only satisfies the taste buds but also tells a story of the local farms and their dedication to preserving the richness of the land. The menu is carefully curated by Chef Sommelier Wataru Iwata, who has been recognized as one of the top sommeliers in the world.

Whether you're a food enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable dining experience in Kyoto, SCALAE is a must-visit restaurant. With its commitment to showcasing the flavors of the region and its innovative approach to Italian cuisine, SCALAE offers a truly unique and unforgettable dining experience.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Wheelchair Accessible


Private Dining Room


Stylish Interior

Scalae Reviews

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Scalae Tabelog Average Rating



Scalae, this ristorante is supervised by Chef Takamasa Uetake, a legend in the Italian cuisine scene of Japan, hosted us for a delectable lunch served by ristorante manager Shimano san.

We opted for the Foglia menu and was treated to a sumptuous meal.

1/8: Menu for the day
2/8: Amuse
3/8: Seasonal fresh vegetables salad with Jamon and Pecorino Tahini-soy milk sauce
4/8: Roasted Seafood and green onion, romesco sauce
5/8: Ragout of beef tongue and beef shank linguine
6/8: Poele of today’s fish, turnip and Brodo di Pesce
7/8: Roaster Kameoka (Kyoto) beef with berry sauce
8/8: Strawberry mousse parfait

Here for the memories.

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The food is excellent and the melon dessert is a must try!


Translated from Japanese:

I had the Stelo course for lunch on New Year's Day. It was a great start to the new year, with beautiful and delicious food and pleasant customer service. The main course was red sea bream poire or lamb, and I had the red sea bream, which was thick and beautiful.


Translated from Japanese:

I visited Scarae on the second floor of THE THOUSAND KYOTO for lunch, which I would like to stay at at least once. The hotel entrance was on the first floor, and the hotel staff guided us, who were unfamiliar, to the restaurant...


Translated from Japanese:

I chose the hotel lunch Semi course near Kyoto Station. The steamed amuseum was also carefully prepared. The salad was a little hard to eat, but the freshly cut prosciutto and sauce went perfectly together. Pasta is tuna and kino...

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