Hyotei Kyoto

Michelin Three Stars: Hyotei 瓢亭

Hyotei, Kyoto

Hyotei is perhaps the mother of all kaiseki cuisine establishments in Japan.

Hyotei's current chef, Eiichi Takahashi, is the fourteenth-generation chef to run the legendary kitchen.

Astounding quality and taste.

Tokyoites (very wealthy Tokyoites) think nothing of taking a two-and-half hour bullet train ride down to Kyoto for lunch - and then returning.

The Hyotei Annex a little way to the west is more casual and offers morning rice porridge and bento.

Hyotei is closed the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, as well as at the end of the year.

Hyotei Access

Hyotei is just north of the Kokusai Koryu Kaikan and the Murin-an Villa and Garden.
Hyotei is a ten-minute walk from the Westin Hotel or Keage Station on the Toza iLine.

Instructions for Taxi

瓢亭までください。(Hyotei madeh kudasai.)

Hyotei Address

35 Kusakawacho, Nanzenji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.
Tel: 075 771 4116

Hyotei Hours


Closed second and fourth Tuesdays, end of year

Hyotei Cost per Person

Lunch: 20,000 - 42,000 yen
Dinner: 25,000 - 45,000 yen

There is a 15% service charge.

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