Dear Customers,

To aid in efforts to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus, we are temporarily adjusting our restaurant and store hours.
Some of our locations have shortened opening hours to ensure the health and safety of our customers and staff. Please check the website for details.
◇ We will resume serving alcoholic beverages on October 1, 2021. Please contact each Ryotei & Restaurants for details.

 
<Ryotei & Restaurants>

Kodaiji Wakuden
Temporary store hours
Lunch 12 noon-3 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm-9 pm
 
Muromachi Wakuden
Temporary store hours
Lunch 11:30 am-3 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm-9 pm

 
Kyoto Wakuden
11 am-3:30 pm(last reservation: 2:30 pm)
5 pm-10 pm(last reservation: 8:30 pm)
 
Itsutsu
Temporary store hours
Lunch 11:30 am-3:30 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm-9 pm

 
Tan
Temporary store hours
Breakfast seating at 8 am or 9 am
Lunch 12 noon-3 pm
Dinner 5 pm-9 pm
 
Hashitate
11 am-10 pm(last order 9 pm)

 

 
 
<Shops>
Daitokuji
10 am–5 pm, closed on Thursdays
 

Sakaimachi
omotase
10 am–7 pm
Tearoom
1 pm–5 pm (last order: 4:30 pm)
 

JP Kyoto Isetan
Temporary store hours 10 am–8 pm
 

Matsuzakaya Nagoya
10 am–8 pm
 
Marunouchi
Temporary store hours 10:30 am–7 pm
 

Shinjuku Isetan
Temporary store hours 10 am–8 pm
 

Ginza Matsuya
Temporary store hours 10 am–8 pm
 

Tamagawa Takashimaya SC
Temporary store hours 10 am–8 pm
 

Kyoto Takashimaya
Temporary store hours 10 am–8 pm
 

Nihonbashi Takashimaya
Temporary store hours 10:30 am–7:30 pm
 

Museum: Mitsumasa Anno
Temporary store hours 9:30 am–5 pm

 

To lessen the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, and to create a safe environment for customers and staff, we will be adopting the following measures:

Masks will be worn by all staff
Hand sanitizer will be available
Staff will be asked to frequently wash hands
Tables will be rearranged to provide extra space between customers
Regular temperature checks will be given to staff
We will avoid creating closed environments, close contact, or close conversation

Please refrain from visiting us if you have fever, coughing, or any other symptoms.
We appreciate your kind understanding.
 

Chilled Sea Urchin and Tomato Soup Chilled Sea Urchin and Tomato Soup

Muromachi Wakuden

2022.07.21

Chilled Sea Urchin and Tomato Soup

Chilled Sea Urchin and Tomato Soup

Stroll around Kyoto in July and you’ll find dumpling-shaped talismans hanging on doorways, marking homes as “Descendants of Somin Shōrai” (蘇民将来之子孫也). A nod to the legend of a poor man who offered food to a god disguised as a weary traveler and received generous blessings in return, the talisman is said to offer protection from disease and misfortune. Food can improve one’s quality of life, just as the character 食 suggests. What better reminder than a dish to celebrate the summer harvest, carefully nurtured and free of pesticides: sea urchin and tomatoes from Umemoto Farm in Kyotango blended together in a chilled soup.
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Stroll around Kyoto in July and you’ll find dumpling-shaped talismans hanging on doorways, marking homes as “Descendants of Somin Shōrai” (蘇民将来之子孫也). A nod to the legend of a poor man who offered food to a god disguised as a weary traveler and received generous blessings in return, the talisman is said to offer protection from disease and misfortune. Food can improve one’s quality of life, just as the character 食 suggests. What better reminder than a dish to celebrate the summer harvest, carefully nurtured and free of pesticides: sea urchin and tomatoes from Umemoto Farm in Kyotango blended together in a chilled soup.
Read more >

Chili Pepper Leaves Chili Pepper Leaves

Kodaiji Wakuden

2022.06.20

Chili Pepper Leaves

Chili Pepper Leaves

Starring here is the chili pepper leaf, or kigoshō. Seeds planted in spring have sprouted and grown little by little each day. Among them are green chili peppers, one of Kyoto’s most popular summer vegetables. The peppers vary in terms of aroma, type, and size, and their leaves and flowers are edible—and delicious. Aromatic and refreshing, the flavor is as fresh as it looks. Enjoy the taste of summer a little early this year.

Starring here is the chili pepper leaf, or kigoshō. Seeds planted in spring have sprouted and grown little by little each day. Among them are green chili peppers, one of Kyoto’s most popular summer vegetables. The peppers vary in terms of aroma, type, and size, and their leaves and flowers are edible—and delicious. Aromatic and refreshing, the flavor is as fresh as it looks. Enjoy the taste of summer a little early this year.

Young Sweetfish Young Sweetfish

Muromachi Wakuden

2022.05.10

Young Sweetfish

Young Sweetfish

The young sweetfish (ayu) from Lake Biwa herald the beginning of summer. Their petite size—about the length of an index finger—belies a surprisingly full-bodied flavor. We add refreshing white miso paste and punchy sweet onions and wild garlic to bring out the savory and bitter palate of the small fish.Read more >

The young sweetfish (ayu) from Lake Biwa herald the beginning of summer. Their petite size—about the length of an index finger—belies a surprisingly full-bodied flavor. We add refreshing white miso paste and punchy sweet onions and wild garlic to bring out the savory and bitter palate of the small fish.Read more >

Clams Clams

Kodaiji Wakuden

2022.05.02

Clams

Clams

Good news! Clams have arrived from Miyazu, Tango. Weighing in at over 200 grams each, these giants are full of plump and tender meat. We like to pair them with fresh seasonal vegetables and wild edible plants. The delicate flavor and aroma of the dish is pleasing to the nose and palate, and to the whole body.

Good news! Clams have arrived from Miyazu, Tango. Weighing in at over 200 grams each, these giants are full of plump and tender meat. We like to pair them with fresh seasonal vegetables and wild edible plants. The delicate flavor and aroma of the dish is pleasing to the nose and palate, and to the whole body.

April   Shellfish and Bamboo Shoots April   Shellfish and Bamboo Shoots

Kyoto Wakuden

2022.03.20

April Shellfish and Bamboo Shoots

April Shellfish and Bamboo Shoots

‘Tis the season when successions of flowers and grasses shoot up and burst forth as the days grow warmer. The tranquil atmosphere soothes the spirit and pleases the eye. Culinary delights abound this month, too, with bright and flowery combinations of the season’s best ingredients. We await your visit to Kyoto Wakuden.
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‘Tis the season when successions of flowers and grasses shoot up and burst forth as the days grow warmer. The tranquil atmosphere soothes the spirit and pleases the eye. Culinary delights abound this month, too, with bright and flowery combinations of the season’s best ingredients. We await your visit to Kyoto Wakuden.
Read more >

Taiza Crab Taiza Crab

Kodaiji Wakuden

2021.12.01

Taiza Crab

Taiza Crab

The time of year for crab from Tango peninsula is upon us once more. Moist, savory, and beautifully textured—it is delicious beyond words. We forego any special seasoning, and give it just a slight charcoal roast. We invite you to come and enjoy the natural sweetness of this special and rare crab.Read more >

The time of year for crab from Tango peninsula is upon us once more. Moist, savory, and beautifully textured—it is delicious beyond words. We forego any special seasoning, and give it just a slight charcoal roast. We invite you to come and enjoy the natural sweetness of this special and rare crab.Read more >