Kodaiji wakuden

Taiza Crab

Taiza crab is a Winter delicacy from Northern Kyoto prefecture, Wakuden’s birthplace. This crab is exceptionally sweet and succulent, and is incredibly rare. Only five small trawling boats are permitted to fish the Taiza harbor. Once it arrives at our doorstep, the crab is charcoal-grilled in its shell using binchotan charcoal, which highlights its exquisite flavor. If you would like to enjoy the crab shell steeped in warm sake or a hearty crab rice porridge, please inquire.
November 7th to March 20th.
Charcoal-grilled crab course 45,000 yen (service charge and tax included)

Taiza crab

This rare crab from Tango, Northern Kyoto makes excellent nigiri sushi. We score the plump leg meat and combine it with our special sushi rice seasoned with soy sauce. This delicate crab nigiri is sweet and full of the subtle saltiness of the sea.

Kikuimo (Jerusalem artichoke)

We are in the midst of pickling kikuimo, Jerusalem artichokes. Kikuimo are served as part of our signature charcoal-grilled Crab Menu for November. The mild, refreshing flavor of kikuimo dressed with sweet-sour vinegar along with its potato-like texture makes this a special ingredient not to be missed.


  • 1F【Tatami mat room with an open hearth ‘Irori’】
  • 4 to 8 people


  • 1F【Tatami mat room and a lounge room with table and chairs ‘Minami’】
  • 4 to 6 people


  • 1F【Counter】 6 seats


  • 2F【Tatami mat room ‘Hiroma’】
  • 8 to 12 people


  • 2F【Tatami mat room ‘Kita’】
  • 4 to 6 people


  • 2F【Tatami mat Tea Ceremony room】
  • 2 to 4 people

Where the winter fragrance come from

While we use a charcoal fire to grill many dishes year round at Muromachi Wakuden, winter grilling is the most special. Freshly harvested winter vegetables need a bit more coaxing to release their flavors, and the warm heat from the grill releases their subtle nuances and aromas.