Sushiiwa (Kyoto)

  • English Menu

  • English Speaking Staff

A long-established sushi restaurant in Kyoto loved by Steve Jobs.

""Sushiiwa"" is a frontier as counter-main sushi place in 1960, the year it opened. Being born by the creative idea from the first owner, not be restrained by traditional, this pioneer is conscious of the new concept of Japanese cuisine, thoroughly utilize seasonal ingredients, to present the basic idea of Japanese cuisine as ""To deliver the difference of Japan's four seasons through food"". The chef's selected course is composed of traditional Kyoto vegetables and seasonal fish, a contemporary cuisine that with a variety of styles to form a well balance. The restaurant became more famous since Steve Jobs visited in 2010.

The head chef, Toshiya Onishi, who had been trained in the world gourmet guide awarded restaurant ""Japanese Cuisine Kitcho"" in Osaka, with holding a qualification of sommelier, chef shows to the guests the new world of sushi pairing with wine and champagne. In addition, more than 50 brands of Japanese sake and “Shochu(Japanese spirits)” provided.

As a foreign-guest-friendly restaurant, not only is Chef Onishi capable of English, English menu and vegetarian menu are also available. The restaurant may be able to correspond to requests made directly at the restaurant. Kid's menu and private room can be prepared with advance request. A must-try when you visit Kyoto.
* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■10-minute by walk from ""Kyoto Station"" (Exit 1) on Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line
■10-minute by walk from ""Shichijo Station"" (Exit 1) on Keihan Main Line
■10-minute walk from ""Kyoto Station"" (Central Exit) on JR Kyoto Line






Sushiiwa (Kyoto) [すし岩]

Cuisine Type


Opening hours

12:00~14:30 (L.O.14:00) 17:00~22:30 (L.O.22:00)




Ainomachi-dori Kado, Sitazyuzuyamati, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

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Sushiiwa (Kyoto) [すし岩]