Sakana Ryori Aoyagi
魚料理 青柳

Kyoto Japanese Cuisine

Introducing an exclusive restaurant in Kyoto where your concept of what delicious fish is will be changed forever.

  • Counter Seat
  • Lunch

It is nearly impossible to get a reservation at many restaurants in Kyoto without a referral. The purpose of this is to preserve the values of a restaurant and its unique atmosphere created by its owner and other long-time patrons.

Near Kyoto’s Higashiyama Chion-in, along the scenic Shirakawa River, is Sakana Ryori Aoyagi. This establishment has only six counter seats. It is known among foodies as an exclusive referral-only restaurant which serves the best of fish cuisine.

Since its opening in 2007, Chef Akihiro Aoyagi has been creating dishes which highlight the unique characteristics of each fish based on what is the freshest catch of that day. Chef Aoyagi’s personal goal is to provide an experience to his guests which changes their concept of what delicious fish is.

He never deviates from his daily routine of visiting the fish market every morning to exchange information with fish dealers, ensuring the procurement of high-quality fish based which is not on cost-effectiveness but on its quality. This fresh fish is prepared with various cooking methods such as sashimi, charcoal grilling, and frying, resulting in the most amazing dishes which truly expresses the seasonality and individuality of its ingredients.

To complement the dishes, a selection of top-notch sake such as Juyondai and Kokuryu, as well as uncommon champagne and wines, is always available.

Chef Aoyagi is both a fish and a sake enthusiast and we cannot recommend his delicious cuisine as well as his selection of alcohol enough to those who enjoy eating fish.

※ Please note that reservations are currently limited to private bookings for 4 to 6 people.

Address 306-7 Ishibashicho, Higashi-iru, Higashiyamato-Oji, Furumonzen-dori, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto
Business hours Lunch: 12:00
Dinner: From 18:00 (Last order at 20:00)
Closed Irregular
Directions 2 minute walk from Subway Gojyo Station
Price From ¥44,000
Service Charge 10%
Seating 6 counter seats
Smoking Prohibited
Children Children who can order and eat an Adult's course are welcome.
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking None
Dresscode Smart Casual required.
Short pants, sandals and sportswear etc are not allowed.
Payment method 【Advance payment for online reservation】
PayPal or Credit Card

【Payment for additional orders at the restaurant】
Cash or Credit Card
Cancellation Policy ※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made by 15:00 JST of 5 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.
※ Your reservation will be cancelled if you are more than 15 minutes late and no refund will be available to be made.

306-7 Ishibashicho, Higashi-iru, Higashiyamato-Oji, Furumonzen-dori, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto


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