Founded as a teahouse over a century ago "Yasaka Endo"
MOTOÏKyoto French cuisine
The Unification of the Host and Guest
It is our pride and honor to provide unique dishes and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere created by the fusion of Kyoto culture and French cuisine within a renovated traditional Kyoto residence. Having been listed consecutively in the Michelin Guide as Michelin 1-Star since opening in 2012, Head Chef Maeda is an acclaimed culinary expert who studied and trained in Chinese cuisine for 10 years at a renowned hotel and then at the world-famous 3 Michelin Star restaurant Hajime.
The rustic yet refined effect of the cultural blend of Japanese and French that can be felt in the atmosphere along with original and innovative French dishes that incorporate only the finest Chinese and Kyoto ingredients make MOTOI the must-try restaurant in Kyoto today.
|Address||186 Tawaraya-cho, Tominokoji Nijyo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Business hours||※Reservations required
【Lunch】12:00 p.m.～ 3:00 p.m. (Last order at 1:00 p.m.)
【Dinner】6:00 p.m.～10:00 p.m. (Last order at 8:00 p.m.)
|Closed||Closed every Wednesday and Thursday
※Open on for dinner on Thursdays in April and December.
|Directions||【Subway 】10 minutes walk from Exit 1 at Karasuma-Oike Station on the Karasuma Line.
【Bus】Kyoto City Bus (Route 4,17,205) to Kyoto Shiyakusho-Mae bus stop. A 10 minute walk after getting off at Kyoto Shiyakusho-Mae bus stop.
【Car】35 minutes From Kyoto-higashi, interchange, 40 minutes from Kyoto-minami, interchange
|Price||Lunch ¥11,000 (¥12,100)〜
Dinner ¥22,000 (¥24,200)〜
※ Restaurant service charge and tax included in the price in parentheses .
|Service Charge||10% service charge required|
|Seating||32 seats（special private room seats 2~8 guests)
※ Privately reserve restaurant for up to 26 people. Please inquiry for details if interested in privately reserving restaurant.
※ Reservation possible for up to 20 people seated together at 1 table.
|Smoking||Smoking is not permitted.|
|Children||※Children 13 and older are permitted (no children's menu is available, therefore children that can eat an adults course will be counted as an adult).
※Any Children 12 and under are not permitted at the restaurant.
※Guests that arrive at the restaurant with children under 12 will be refused entry.
|Parking||None (please use nearby coin-operated parking).|
|Dresscode||We ask that guests not be dressed to casually (t-shirt or short pants). We recommend smart casual or business casual attire for lunch and business casual or semi-formal attire for dinner.|
|Payment method||Please fill out the reservation form on this site.
※Advance payment for reserved courses with PayPal or a credit card is required.
※Any additional orders that you make for food or drink at the restaurant are to be paid for at the restaurant after your meal.
186 Tawaraya-cho, Tominokoji Nijyo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
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