zenDine Logo

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki

Restaurant WebsiteDirections


Japanese: Kaiseki

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.

Get Inspired By This Cuisine

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki-0
Sumibi Kappo Ifuki-1
Sumibi Kappo Ifuki-2
Sumibi Kappo Ifuki-3
Sumibi Kappo Ifuki-4

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki Overview


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


Stay connected on your Japan adventure with affordable travel SIM cards!

+81 (0) 75-525-6665


Save on your next Japan trip with discounted train travel using the JR Pass!

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki Reviews

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki Google Average Rating



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.

Learn More About Kaiseki

Kaiseki vs. Omakase: What's the Difference Between These Japanese Fine Dining Styles?
5 May 2024
Tokyo RestaurantsBasic Japanese Dishes

Explore the refined world of Japanese fine dining with our comparison of Kaiseki and Omakase. Uncover the artful presentation, seasonal focus, and cultural significance of these exquisite dining styles. Understand how Kaiseki provides a structured culinary journey, while Omakase delights with chef-driven surprises. Ideal for food enthusiasts keen to grasp the nuances of Japan's premier dining experiences.

Read More

More Dining Inspiration

Sumibi Kappo Ifuki-https://d3nrav7vo3lya8.cloudfront.net/profile_photos/kaiseki/87p.webp