14,520 JPY 〜
/ Guest
30,250 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: 6/2022
    名古屋から京都に食事に行く 理由の一つとして「だし」があります、そのだしをテーマにしている「木山」に行って見たいと思いの今回でした だしはもちろん、香り、味、盛り付け、量、接客、清潔感 全てにおいて大満足のひと時でした また伺いたいと思います。 ごちそうさまでした。 
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 60's

    Date of Visit: 4/2022
    Number of visits: 2+Purpose: Other
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 2/2022
    もちろん、食材として最高の蟹だったと思いますが、お吸い物も焼き物も一見普通なのですが、一味も二味も違い、驚きつつ、大変美味しくいただきました。 蟹みそも、味というか旨味というか、大変濃厚で、これまた驚きました。
    Number of visits: 2+Purpose: Other



[From July 2022] Lunch course
14,520 JPY / Guest
[From July 2022] Lunch course
30,250 JPY / Guest
[11/10-23/3/21] Omakase course with grilled crab (1 crab per person)
54,450 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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