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From Michelin-starred Japanese cuisine at TEMPURA MIZUKI to the Italian cuisine of La Locanda, dining at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto both delights and surprises. The hotel offers four restaurants, sweet indulgences at its PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS Boutique, and special experiences like wine tastings and private dining.

At This Hotel

Dining room with windows along one side
Japanese

Kaiseki Mizuki

Japanese kaiseki cuisine
Mon,Thu-Sun:
11:30 AM-3:00 PM, 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
Tue-Wed:
Closed
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Sushi counter with plush chairs overlooking the open sushi kitchen and the expansive windows behind it
Japanese

Sushi Mizuki

At our Sushi restaurant in Kyoto, you can enjoy Edomae-style sushi at the 11-meter-long counter, fully decorated with Wajima lacquerware.
Mon,Thu-Sun:
11:30 AM-3:00 PM, 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
Tue-Wed:
Closed
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
The low counter and chairs of Tempura Mizuki that face the tempura cooking station
Japanese

Tempura Mizuki

Enjoy fine dining in Kyoto at Tempura Mizuki, which has been awarded one star in the Michelin Guide Kyoto-Osaka 2023.
Mon,Thu-Sun:
11:30 AM-3:00 PM, 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
Tue-Wed:
Closed
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Mizuki Teppan
Japanese

Teppan Mizuki

Enjoy one of many available Teppanyaki courses such as live lobster and Japanese beef steak that are prepared in the open kitchen of our Teppanyaki restaurant in Kyoto, Japan.
Mon,Thu-Sun:
11:30 AM-3:00 PM, 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
Tue-Wed:
Closed
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Dining room with wood floors and a glass-enclosed cellar
Italian

La Locanda

Our Italian restaurant in Kyoto, La Locanda, showcases Italian dishes made from locally sourced ingredients in an elegant setting of wood-paneling with tatami mats.
Mon:
Closed
Tue-Sat:
12:00 PM-3:30 PM, 6:00 PM-9:30 PM
Sun:
12:00 PM-3:30 PM
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
The Lobby Lounge
Continental

The Lobby Lounge

Lounge
Everyday:
11:00 AM-6:00 PM
A curvaceous open space with a long bar with stools and various seating areas
Continental

The Bar

Bar
Mon&Sun:
Closed
Tue-Sat:
5:00 PM-11:30 PM
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Asian-Fusion

Chef's Table By Katsuhito Inoue

At The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, guests are invited to chef Katsuhito Inoue’s House. The chef’s table defies the notion of fine dining in Kyoto, inviting guests to kick off their shoes and feel at home.
Open for Dinner:
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Fine Dining That Redefines The Traditional Experience
Chef’s Table by Katsuhito Inoue

At The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, guests are invited to chef Katsuhito Inoue’s House. The chef’s table defies the notion of fine dining, inviting guests to kick off their shoes and feel at home. Designed for an intimate group of six, the experience showcases chef Inoue’s blend of Japanese and Italian flavors and respect for fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. Seasons of Flavors: At the House, diners are taken on a culinary journey through Japan’s 72 micro-seasons with dishes crafted from the finest, freshest local ingredients.

Chef Inoue grew up watching his grandfather run a high-end wagyu retailer and his father a steakhouse. And after working in some of Europe’s finest restaurant kitchens, he developed a modern cooking style that holds strong to his family values. For chef Inoue, eating is about more than pleasing the eyes and palate; it should also be good for you and good for nature. He follows the local tradition of zero-waste cooking and finds inspiration for his evolving menu from the “together, strive for better” attitude that has held true in Kyoto for centuries.

 

An Eye for Detail and Sustainability

 

Every ingredient served at the House is handpicked by the chef himself. Aside from seeking fresh, seasonal items, chef Inoue looks into how produce is grown and harvested, how livestock is treated and the health of the soil itself. He also takes a zero-waste approach, whether it’s using yeast from overly harvested vegetables to bake bread or unsold fish from the market to create an amazing dish. On any given day, the chef’s table may feature Kyoto’s kyo-yasai heirloom vegetables, fish from Japan’s skilled shinkeijime masters, local dairy, ethically raised wagyu and imported Italian truffles and porcini.

Decadent Desserts in Kyoto by Way of Paris

PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS Boutique

Through a unique partnership with famed patisserie PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto treats guests to a variety of exquisite desserts. Imagined by PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS, the offerings are tailored to each of the resort’s restaurants to complete the gastronomic experience. The resort is also home to one of the few PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS boutiques in all of Japan, offering cakes, macarons, chocolates, and other desserts. Discover the original world of flavors, sensations, and pleasures by the creator of Haute pâtisserie.

Sleek patisserie with dark wood paneling, illuminated inset shelves, a glass display case and modern light fixtures
Restaurant Combines Precise Culinary Preparation With Lively Presentation

MIZUKI

Immerse yourself in Japan’s dynamic culinary traditions at MIZUKI. Featuring four distinct cuisines, this restaurant combines precise culinary preparation with lively presentation. Here, guests can observe skilled chefs prepare tempura and teppan in open kitchens, savor some of the finest sushi in Kyoto at the 11-meter counter, or indulge in the quintessential Japanese experience of kaiseki. Open for lunch and dinner, KAISEKI MIZUKI also offers private dining.

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Four Distinct Cuisines of Mizuki
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Kaiseki

Originating in Kyoto, kaiseki is considered to be the ultimate expression of Japanese cuisine. At Mizuki, kaiseki is based on the Japanese tradition of Go-mi, Go-syoku, and Go-ho (five flavors, five colors, five cooking methods). Exquisitely prepared small dishes are presented on tableware designed by contemporary artists.

Sushi Mizuki

Sushi

Served on an 11-meter counter table surfaced in Wajima lacquer, our elegant sushi courses are prepared Edo-style by our resident sushi master. Experience the art of sushi at its most refined.

Tempura Mizuki

Tempura

Seated at a massive granite counter, diners are served tempura Kappo-style, in which the chef prepares the food directly in front of his guests. Our skilled tempura chefs focus on the freshest local and seasonal ingredients.

Teppan Mizuki steak on the grill

Teppan

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto invites guests to experience exquisite private dining at Teppan Mizuki. Our restaurant chefs prepare fresh, flavorful steaks and seafood in an intimate, open kitchen environment, using a traditional iron griddle. Teppan Mizuki can be reserved for private gatherings of up to eight people.

La Locanda

A Classic Italian Restaurant With a Contemporary Kyoto Twist

A masterful blend of Japanese and Italian traditions, La Locanda’s dual heritage is reflected both in the space and on the plate. Wood-paneling, tatami mats, and sliding doors of delicate rice paper create an elegant setting for Italian dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

La Locanda

Hours of Operation

Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Last order 2:30 p.m.)

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Last order 8:30 p.m.)

Ebisugawa-tei 
This wood-panelled dining room was once the townhouse of Denzaburo Fujita, founder of the Fujita industrial group. Constructed in 1908, this elegant room has been painstakingly restored and repurposed as a unique dining space, where private groups can enjoy Italian cuisine in a traditional Japanese setting.
 

Camera Del Gusto 
Our walk-in cellar stores and displays carefully selected charcuterie and cheeses from around the world.
 

La Vetrina Della Boutique 
In this open kitchen, cakes, macarons and other tempting desserts are prepared in full view of La Locanda diners by PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS patissiers.
 

Number of Seats
Main Dining Area: 58 seats, 15 tables

Semi Private Dining Area: Maximum 26 people

Saletta Privata: Maximum 10 people

Ebisugawa-tei Goten-no-ma: Maximum 8 people

Ebisugawa-tei Chidori-no-ma: Maximum 6 people
 

For more information, or to reserve, please call +81-75-746-5522 or email.

The Lobby Lounge

An Inviting Kyoto Destination for Brunch and Afternoon Tea

Designed in the traditional Machi-ya style, with wooden lattice screens creating an interplay of light and shade, The Lobby Lounge is a delightful place for drinks or light snacks in Kyoto. Here, guests can enjoy brunch, Afternoon Tea, and sweet treats from the French patisserie PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS. Take a seat on the terrace by the cascading waterfall, or retire to the gallery and library space where a range of Japanese art and architecture books are available to browse at your leisure.

Three chairs around a table with a tiered pastry tower, teapot and cups
Dining Experiences

Discover hotel dining beyond breakfast, lunch, and dinner with chef-led experiences, wine tastings, private dining, brunches, and other special events and offers.

Private Dining

For intimate occasions, special celebrations or entertaining corporate clients, we invite you to host your event in our private dining rooms. We are able to accommodate a wide range of group needs for parties.

A round dining table with 10 chairs underneath a chandelier of glass balls

La Locanda
For intimate occasions, special celebrations or entertaining corporate clients, we invite you to host your event in our private dining rooms. We are able to accommodate a wide range of group needs for parties. La Locanda boasts three private dining rooms to cater your every need.

Ebisugawa-tei Goten-no-ma:
Maximum 8 people 

Constructed in 1908, this elegant room has been painstakingly restored and repurposed as a unique dining space, where private groups can enjoy Italian cuisine in a traditional Japanese setting. The astonishing view of Japanese karesansui garden with a lantern can be enjoyed from this private dining room.


Ebisugawa-tei Chidori-no-ma:

Maximum 6 people  

Savor our Italian course meal while enjoying the ambiance like a little time warp back to the ancient Kyoto. Chidori-no-ma has square tables that can take up to 6 people. Dine in the impeccably-designed Ebisugawa-tei Chidori-no-ma – a classic modernist take on a traditional tatami mat dining space, with low wooden chairs, sliding paper screens and bold glass lighting.


Mizuki

Our two Mizuki restaurants also invite guests to experience exquisite private dining.

Kaiseki Mizuki
Private Dining Room: 4 rooms with 4 seats each (Matsukaze, Wakamurasaki, Kiritsubo, and Aoi)

Teppan Mizuki
Private Dining Room: 8 seats

 

Prices include service charge and consumption tax.

Breakfast Information

Enjoy a variety of delectable dishes and flavors from the comfort of your room. Allow our culinary team to prepare savory creations throughout your stay. Start the day with a deliciously prepared breakfast and coffee, order a midday or evening snack, or relax with a gourmet dinner, all without leaving your room.

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For any inquiries or reservations, please telephone (+81) 075-746-5522 or email rc.kyoto.restaurant.reservation@ritzcarlton.com.