An acclaimed Kyoto restaurant with a history of 450 years where tradition and culinary innovation entwine

Japanese Fine Dining at Hyotei

Originally established as a guard post and rest stop for pilgrims visiting Nanzen-ji Temple, Hyotei has long been frequented by cultural figures, tea masters, businessmen, and other luminaries of Japanese society. The restaurant offers the refined pleasures of kaiseki cuisine through exclusive menu items like the famed Hyotei egg, and seasonal dishes, such as asagayu porridge in the summer and uzuragayu quail porridge in the winter, that make use of local ingredients.

The main building of the Hyotei is divided into individual tearooms that stand on their own, each with its own unique atmosphere and charm while retaining the thatched roof from the time of the restaurant’s founding. With an ambience that emphasizes the tea ceremony’s virtues of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility, Hyotei’s sublime dining experience has been recognized with three Michelin stars for more than ten years.


35 Kusagawa-cho, Nanzenji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

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