Dining in the Kitcho Arashiyama is truly a wonderful experience as the restaurant is situated amidst beautiful hills and beautiful scenery and the environment changes each and every day. Engage in an exclusive dining experience with the finest Japanese dishes prepared using some of the carefully sourced ingredients from around the country.  Located in a place that was previously home for a place for selling antique materials, Kitcho Arashiyama was opened in 1948 and still has maintained the Japanese culture and the beauty of the place to a great extent.

Every detail is meticulous right from selecting the right ingredients to the plates, presentation along with exceptional customer service. The menu normally revolves around the kind of ingredients available on the day and they also help people to order dishes for special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and all.

For a group of two or more, you need to have a reservation to have a set at the Kitcho Arashiyama. The founder of the restaurant Yuki Teiichi devoted his entire life to promote the magnificence of the Japanese cuisine and started opening several restaurants and now the Kyoto Kitcho group has a total of around 6 premium restaurants along with a couple of retail stores.

The name Kitcho has some kind of story behind it as when the founder Yuki Teiichi opened the restaurant couldn’t come with a suitable name and asked his friend to come up with a catchy name and he suggested “Kitcho” meaning charm that enhances the business prosperity.

Q In the Kitchen

Kitcho Arashiyama is now being run by the 3rd generation owner, Tokuoka Kunio, the grandson of Yuiki Teiichi. Chef Kunio was born in 1930 completed his college and was regular as a drummer at the local band and also undertaken Zen training at Daishun. But to continue with his family business he joined a culinary school and also had several stints at the groups other restaurants including the Koraibashi Kitcho and Tokyo Kitcho. At the age of 35, he was promoted to lead the Kitcho Arashiyama.

When Kitcho took over the restaurant, the Japanese economy was in a difficult position, but his innovative thinking and experimentation with the Japanese Cuisine he was soon made the restaurant back to business once again. Carrying on the family business, he soon started new branches in Hokkaido and Nagoya. He is also seen actively participating in local and international culinary events.

Q Awards and Achievements

Michelin Guide Kyoto 2018: Three Stars ☆☆☆

Q The Menu

Menu 1 | JPY 50'000++ | About 10 dishes
Menu 2 | JPY 60,000++ | About 10 dishes
Chef's 'OMAKASE' Course | based on market prices | About 10 dishes

Q Dress code, children and other policies.

We are sorry, but no seat in the restaurant is open to children under six. We greatly appreciate your understanding.

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  • Monday11:30 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday11:30 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday11:30 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
  • Friday11:30 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday11:30 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday11:30 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00

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  • Meals served:Lunch, Dinner
  • Cuisine Style:Kaiseki

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