Kichisen
京懐石 吉泉

Kyoto Japanese Cuisine 2 Stars

The ultimate in seasonal tastes, comfort and hospitality

  • Gourmet guide-listed
  • Baby OK
  • Large Groups
  • Counter Seat
  • Private Room
  • Solo Booking
  • Lunch

Kichisen is located near Shimogamo-jinja shrine, a UNESCO world heritage site, on the edge of Kyoto and next to the forest “Tadasu-no-mori,” the last remnants of a 2,000-year-old woodland. Yoshimi Tanigawa is the head chef of Kichisen, which has been listed consecutively in the Michelin Guide as 3 Stars from 2014-2019 and is listed in the 2020 Michelin Guide as 2 Michelin Stars. 
Kichisen focuses on serving the authentic hospitality cuisine in the tradition of “cha-kaiseki” and has small private dining rooms and counter seating for up to five guests.

In Japanese, the word “gochisō” (feast) originally meant that the host had raced around on horseback to gather the ingredients for his guests’ meals, and thus expressed hospitality. Kichisen follows this philosophy and gathers delicious seasonal ingredients from throughout Japan to serve to its guests.

At Kichisen, you’ll find a certain story, rhythm and subtle charm which often pervades the progression of the courses in Kyoto cuisine.

Address 5 Tadasu-no-mori (Morimoto-cho), Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Address in Japanese:
京都府京都市左京区 下鴨糺ノ森(森本町)五
Business hours Lunch: 12:00 PM
Dinner: 18:00 PM, 18:30 PM, 19:00 PM
Closed Irregular Holidays
Directions We recommend taking a taxi to the restaurant.
-15 minutes by taxi from JR Kyoto Station.
-5 minutes by taxi from Imadegawa Station on the subway line.
-10-minute walk from Demachi-yanagi Station on the Keihan line.
Price Lunch Menu
¥15,000 (¥16,500)
¥17,000 (¥18,700)
¥20,000 (¥22,000)

Dinner Menu
¥24,000 (¥26,400)
¥29,000 (¥31,900)
¥35,000 (¥38,500)
¥40,000 (¥44,000)

Kids Menu
¥4,000 (¥4,400)
¥8,000 (¥8,800)

※Restaurant service charge and tax included in the price in parentheses.
Service Charge 15% Service Charge
Seating 4 Private Rooms (One Tea Room) / Counter Seating for 4 guests
Smoking Prohibited
Children Children are welcome, however, please confirm at the time of the booking.
※ Please order a course for each child 3 years and older.
Dresscode please refrain from overly casual attire such as short pants, sandals and sportswear etc.
Please also refrain from the wearing of cologne and perfume and please wear socks.
Cancellation Policy ※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 3 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 3 days, or within 2 days before, 1 day before, or on the day of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made at least 3 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.
※ Reservations will be cancelled and entry will be denied if more than 15 minutes late and no refund will be provided.

5 Tadasu-no-mori (Morimoto-cho), Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Address in Japanese:
京都府京都市左京区 下鴨糺ノ森(森本町)五

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