12,100 JPY 〜
/ Guest
24,200 JPY 〜
/ Guest

Kiyama has earned 1 star within a year of opening. Experience kaiseki cuisine which has redefined the basics of water and dashi stock

Quietly located on the first floor of an apartment building, a 5-minute walk from Subway Marutamachi Station and close to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, is kaiseki cuisine restaurant Kiyama.

Kiyama has drawn attention to itself after earning award from world gourmet guide soon after opening in April 2017. Owner Yoshiro Kiyama is a skilled chef who trained at Wakuden for 16 years from age 19, of which 10 years were spent as head chef. When opening the restaurant, Kiyama heard that there is a waterway with delicious water running through near the restaurant. He then drilled a well for use at the restaurant and so began his use of delicious spring water. Something else that Kiyama is particular about is the basic of Japanese cuisine: dashi stock. As guests enjoy watching the chef shave dried bonito, he uses a fragrant and clear dashi for the soups. Each dried bonito block is tasted, selected by the level of saltiness and acidity, and 3 types of bonito blocks are blended to balance the taste.

Courses are on the menu for both lunch and dinner, starting with sayu (water boiled until white), then dish after dish which incorporates seasonal ingredients and the ultimate stock. Guests can look forward to dishes with an interesting twist which change with every visit, like the uni (sea urchin) and egg bowl. Light tea is then served to finish. All the dishes are matched with and served on various wares, from Japanese and Chinese antiques to those by current artists. Chef Kiyama loves alcohol, and keeps a collection of 20 to 30 types of Japanese sake and 80 bottles of wine in the wine cellar at all times.

The interior of the restaurant is based on wood, creating a clean and cozy atmosphere. With 9 counter seats, two private rooms which can accommodate 4 to 7 guests and 4 to 6 guests, Kiyama is ideal for dates, business entertainment, dinner parties with friends, and other various settings. Why not come and experience the depth of kaiseki cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.

※ Awarded 1 star on world-renowned gourmet guide Kyoto-Osaka 2020.

* 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.

■5-minute walk from Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line Marutamachi Station Exit 5



  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 8/2021
    食材が集まる東京のお店が一番だと思っていましたが、初めて京都のお店にお伺いして、少なくとも和食に関しては間違いだったと気がつきました。 旬の食材で構成されたお品書きが素晴らしく、また、頂いたことのないお仕事で、出汁や火入れも素晴らしく、全てのお品が驚くほど美味しかったです。 京都までは遠いですが、季節ごとにお伺いしたいと思います。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 10's

    Date of Visit: 4/2021
    苦手な食材も違うものでキチンと対応していただき嬉しかったです。 誕生日の食事と伝えていなかったのですが、会話の中で汲み取っていただき、サプライズでフルーツ盛りとbirthdayソングを歌っていただきました。とてもいい思い出になりました。 もちろん、食事も非常に美味しく、良い時間を過ごさせてもらいました。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 3/2021
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other



Lunch Course
12,100 JPY / Guest
Lunch cource
24,200 JPY / Guest
Dinner cource
24,200 JPY / Guest



Kiyama [木山]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00~15:00 (L.O. 13:30) Dinner: 18:00~22:00 (L.O. 19:30)


No fixed holiday


136, Kinuya-Cho, Kyoto Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

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