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Sen Description

Located in Kyoto, Sen is a renowned Japanese restaurant that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant has been recognized for its excellence, receiving awards such as the 2023 Bronze Award from The Tabelog and being selected as one of the top 100 Japanese restaurants in the West.

What sets Sen apart is its commitment to showcasing the essence of Japanese cuisine while incorporating seasonal elements and playful touches. The head chef, Takeshi Sugisawa, is dedicated to preserving tradition and presenting it in a modern and creative way. Each dish is carefully crafted to reflect the beauty of the seasons, with ingredients sourced from local producers, including premium items like Tanba beef and Matsutake mushrooms.

The restaurant's interior is designed to complement the culinary experience, combining traditional elements with a touch of playfulness. The attention to detail extends to the beverage selection, with a focus on quality and presentation. Sen is a certified 'Kamawa' restaurant, ensuring that the flavors and aromas of their beers, such as 'The Premium Malt's,' are enhanced by using specialized glasses and pouring techniques.

Whether you're looking for a special occasion or simply want to indulge in the finest Japanese cuisine, Sen offers a dining experience that is both exquisite and memorable.

Sen Overview


379 Sakata Building 379 Shiogamachō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8103


+81 (0) 75-361-8873


6 minute walk from Kiyomizu Gojo Station (Keihan Main Line)
5 minute walk from Gojo Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway)

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Mon: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 6:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Sen Reviews

Sen Google Average Rating



Great kaiseki dining experience!!! Just take a seat and enjoy over 2 hours of eating. Your satisfied but not overwhelmed when your done with your journey.


Amazing expierence. Wow. Best Kaiseki in Kyoto


This is frankly the best Japanese restaurant I’ve eaten in my life (I live in Tokyo). The price is very reasonable and the food is absolutely spectacular. The staff is incredible. I will come here twice every time I come to Kyoto. Great for foreigners as well.

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