Inspired by Nara’s rich history and vibrant culinary culture, the menu resonates with the diners’ memories


Set against Mt. Wakakusa's scenic beauty in Nara Park, near the world-renowned Todai-ji Temple in Suimon-cho, "akordu," meaning 'memory' in Basque, is a restaurant deeply rooted in Nara's history and culture. More than just a name, its culinary philosophy revolves around connecting the hearts of diners with the land and times gone by, offering a nostalgic journey with every bite. It prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients, bringing the region's charm directly to your plate. Their dishes are a blend of tradition and refinement to evoke memories and personal experiences from dishes that are influenced by every season.

Acknowledged in the prestigious 'Gault & Millau' French restaurant guide, akordu has become a coveted destination, often visited by local and international dignitaries. The chef/owner places great importance on communication with customers and provides a rich dining experience. The restaurant also boasts an extensive selection of local sake and international wines, perfectly paired with its dishes. Dining at akordu transcends the ordinary; it's an immersive experience in Nara's rich landscape and history, where each flavor of local ingredients and time spent at this restaurant becomes a cherished memory. A visit to akordu promises to leave a lasting impression in the hearts of all who dine here.


70-1-3-1 Suimon-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

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