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Japanese: Kaiseki

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki Overview


570-8 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0074


+81 (0) 75-525-6665


7 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan Main Line.
10 minute walk from Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 5:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

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

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki Description

Located in the charming neighborhood of Gion in Kyoto, Sumibi Kappo Ifuki is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. This traditional Japanese restaurant specializes in sumibi kappo, a style of cooking that uses charcoal grilling techniques to bring out the flavors of the ingredients.

Housed in a beautifully renovated machiya (traditional wooden townhouse), Sumibi Kappo Ifuki exudes an authentic and intimate atmosphere. The skilled chef, Mr. Norio Yamamoto, takes great pride in his craft and uses his mastery of fire techniques to create dishes that are not only visually stunning but also bursting with flavor.

The menu at Sumibi Kappo Ifuki showcases the best of Kyoto's local ingredients, such as seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood, and tender wagyu beef. Each dish is meticulously prepared and presented, reflecting the chef's dedication to his craft. From delicate and beautifully plated dishes featuring local delicacies like matsutake mushrooms and bamboo shoots, to the succulent grilled meats and seafood, every bite at Sumibi Kappo Ifuki is a delight for the senses.

What sets Sumibi Kappo Ifuki apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to showcasing the natural flavors of the ingredients. The chef's skillful use of charcoal grilling techniques allows him to capture the essence of each ingredient, resulting in dishes that are both simple and exquisite. Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for a memorable dining experience in Kyoto, Sumibi Kappo Ifuki is a must-visit restaurant that will leave you with a lasting impression.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki Reviews

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Enjoyable 3-hour dinner. Their grilled dishes though looked simple were consistently superb over the years. Cordial service by okami-san.


The essence of "Kaiseki" cuisine, the dinner of "Kyoto", the ingredients, the taste is fundamental, too clean, kind owner.


We were lucky enough to get the private dinning room on the 1st floor. Food is great and the service is also very good. Worth visiting.


Translated from Japanese:

This is a famous charcoal-grilled kappo restaurant in Gion, run by General Yamamoto (who looks like Abareru-kun), who is the first to incorporate charcoal into kaiseki cuisine. It looks like the prices will go up from the beginning of the year, but considering the quality of the ingredients, it's still a pretty good deal...


Translated from Japanese:

I used it for a year-end party where many people from outside Kyoto gathered. As I walked along the cobblestone streets of Gion on my way to the store, I could feel the atmosphere of Kyoto and my expectations were high. The structure, atmosphere, and customer service are all very good. The food is based on the ingredients...


Translated from Japanese:

I went to Kyoto to see the autumn leaves. I didn't hesitate to come here for dinner. You can enjoy every meal with all five senses. The main focus is on charcoal grilling, but everything from the bowls to the sashimi is impeccable. This time we have crab and puffer fish...

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