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Jikishinbou Saiki (直心房 さいき)

  • Private Rooms
  • Taxis Available
  • English Menu
  • English speaking staff
  • Middle school and up OK

A Kyoto-style restaurant located near Yasaka Shrine. Must try Chef Saiki's broth and rice.

The first-generation of 'Saikiya'was founded in 1934. Since 2009, it has been moved to the Gion and Shimokawaramachi area, which is close to Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple. The third-generation owner, Mr. Saiki, renaming it to 'Jikishinbo Saiki' as a Kyoto cuisine restaurant. Located in a popular touristic area, the shop continues to serve guests in its traditional, classical atmosphere.

What you must try here is Chef Saiki's broth and rice. The broth richly draws out the flavor of the ingredients that go into it. With his experience and sensibilities to be unsparing in his pursuit of technique, Chef Saiki majored in Agriculture at Kyoto University in order to discover the taste from the basis. Studying under Dr. Toru Fushiki, the standard bearer for "taste studies" in Japan, he graduated with a Master's degree in 2015. In this way, his curiosity and pursuit of the medium are unsparing.

We recommend dining at the counter, where you could watch the chef's skills and enjoy the movement of food being prepared, as well as sample the wafting aromas. This instant while you wait for the food is simply blissful. Truly get the most out of Kyoto cuisine, you must savor it with the five senses.
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【Access】
■15-minute walk from Keihan Main Line Gion-Shijo Station Exit 6

Courses

Lunch

Chef's recommendation lunch with an aperitif (plum wine)

9,000 JPY / Guest

  • ※ Oolong tea will be prepared instead if you are not good at alcohol.
    ※ Tax, service charge to the restaurant and reservation fee to Pocket Concierge included.
    ※ No extra charges will occur if there is no additional order.

Lunch

Lunch reccomended course with an aperitif (plum wine)

12,500 JPY / Guest

  • ※ Oolong tea will be prepared instead if you are not good at alcohol.
    ※ Tax, service charge to the restaurant and reservation fee to Pocket Concierge included.
    ※ No extra charges will occur if there is no additional order.

Dinner

Shin Course with an aperitif (plum wine)

19,000 JPY / Guest

  • ※ Oolong tea will be prepared instead if you are not good at alcohol.
    ※ Tax, service charge to the restaurant and reservation fee to Pocket Concierge included.
    ※ No extra charges will occur if there is no additional order.

Dinner

Chef's choice "Bou" course with an aperitif (plum wine)

22,500 JPY / Guest

  • ※ Oolong tea will be prepared instead if you are not good at alcohol.
    ※ Tax, service charge to the restaurant and reservation fee to Pocket Concierge included.
    ※ No extra charges will occur if there is no additional order.

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Recommendations (3)

  • Age: 60'sDate of visit: 2/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: With family
    大将の人柄がなんとも言えない。それだけで味が決まります。カウンター懐石料理の醍醐味、季節に適した料理の素材の選び方にも感心しました。次回、他の家族も連れてきたい関東人にあったお店で
  • Age: 50'sDate of visit: 9/2017Number of visits: 1Purpose: With family
    美味しいお料理と共にお野菜の説明もして頂き、楽しいひと時を過ごすことが出来ました。ありがとうございました。
  • Age: 30'sDate of visit: 4/2017Number of visits: 1Purpose: Date
    I had a great time here. The various teast of ingredients, and the way dishes are decorated and presented combined with Chef's detailed introduction. I would strongly suggest this restaurant to my friends.
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Name
Jikishinbou Saiki (直心房 さいき)

Cuisine Type
Japanese

Opening hours
Lunch: 11:00~14:30 (L.O.13:30) Dinner: 17:30~22:30 (L.O.20:00)

Holidays
Irregular holidays

Access
(鳥居前下ル), Kamibenten cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

Closest Stations
15 minute walk from Gion-Shijo station(Keihan Main Line)

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