Wa Yamamura

Other Japanese Cuisine 1 Star

The very first restaurant in the history of Nara to receive 3 Michelin Stars.

  • Gourmet guide-listed
  • Large Groups
  • Counter Seat
  • Private Room
  • Lunch

The very first restaurant in the history of Nara to be listed in the Michelin Guide as 3 stars and currently 1 Michelin Star, Wa Yamamura’s head chef and owner Nobuharu Yamamura trained for years at Kikusuiro in Nara, as well as Michelin-starred restaurant Ajikitcho in Osaka.

As a restaurant that has continued to be listed in the Michelin Guide for consecutive years, some guests may expect there to be a certain level of formality in the restaurant’s atmosphere, but at Wa Yamamura you will find only a relaxing, almost at-home atmosphere. The friendliness of the chef and waiting staff welcome all guests to relax and enjoy a time of amazing culinary experiences.

Chef Nobuharu Yamamura prepares only the freshest ingredients for his guests by sourcing them directly and daily from the local markets, and uses his skills and years of experience to create a course that will stimulate the five senses and draw guests into a state of flavory euphoria.

The second floor of the building is used just to store the Chef’s amazing collection of over 1,000 pieces of tableware, many of the which are one-of-a-kind artworks created by famous contemporary artists. Almost as dynamic as the cuisine, each dish and plate is exquisitely paired to help guests feel the season and are an essential element to the wonderful dining experience at Wa Yamamura.

Address 2-11-15 Shibatsujicho, Nara
Business hours 12:00 to 15:00
(Last entry at 13:00)

17:30 to 21:30
(Last entry at 19:00)
Closed Mondays and the last Sunday of the month.
Directions 2 min walk from Kintetsu Shin Omiya Station.
Price 【Lunch】
Mini Kaiseki ¥7,870
Mini Kaiseki ¥10,290
Kaiseki ¥13,920

Kaiseki Course ¥12,710
Kaiseki Course ¥15,130
Kaiseki Course ¥17,550
Special Seasonal Course  ¥21,180
Service Charge 15% service charge required
Seating Counter seating: 9 guests
Floor table seating: 2 to 18 guests
Smoking Prohibited
Children Children who can order and eat an adult's course are welcome.
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking Parking space available: 6 spaces
Dresscode No particular dress code enforced.
However we ask that no casual wear be worn (shorts, t-shirts, sandals, etc. ).
Payment method Please fill out the reservation form on this site.
※ Advance payment for reserved courses 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.
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.

2-11-15 Shibatsujicho, Nara


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