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A 1-star restaurant serving Kyoto style cuisine and sake kaiseki

A world gourmet guide award sake Japanese kaiseki restaurant “Fushikino” resides in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. “Fushikino” is a word used by the master of tea ceremony ""SEN no Rikyu,"" and means mystery, the unknown, and something that has never existed before. Opened in 2011 with the hopes of being able to provide guests with “an unexpected cup of sake” and “a new kind of sake experience”, the sake pairings created by the head chef and owner are well-received.

“Fushikino” does not have a fixed menu. From his experience practicing under one of Kyoto’s long-established restaurants, the head chef, Yoshio Aramaki creates seasonal dishes using fresh ingredients of the day. He arranges the tea ceremony in a modern style while making variations within the flow of the course. “We want our guests to experience the story as a completed course, instead of as individual dishes”, explains Aramaki. The owner Yusuke Miyashita in charge of the service and Aramaki are old friends, and Miyashita had from before been captivated by Aramaki’s dishes that hold the experience of practicing under the kaiseki restaurant “Kyoto Kitcho”. “Fushikino” was born from their love for Japanese sake and their vessels. Miyashita uses the finest sake and vessels from across Japan and pairs them with Aramaki’s Kyo-ryori dishes one by one, while changing the temperature too, from cold sake, lukewarm sake, to warm sake. The sake vessels are all works of art with their own history and stories from across the country, ranging from those made by young ceramic artists, masterpieces by Living National Treasures, to antiques.

The interior also holds a connection to sake and tea ceremonies. Sake brewers hang a big cedar ball on their eaves to send word when a new sake is ready. To honor this relationship between sake and cedar, a single plate of Nikko cedar decorates the storefront of “Fushikino”, a cedar from the Tottori prefecture decorates the counter, and Yakushima cedar is used for the ceiling. While keeping the elements of a tearoom, it has a modern style of having an exposed concrete finish, which creates a Japanese modern atmosphere with a mix of the new and the old. Trees are planted here and there, and the soil walled interior has only 11 counter seats and 4 private table seats.
This exquisite atmosphere is perfect for receptions, dinner with clients, anniversaries, and welcoming guests from abroad. We would like you to experience not only the sake but also the Kyo-ryori, sake vessels, and the entire atmosphere as part of the Japanese food culture.

※ Awarded 1 star on world-renowned gourmet guide Tokyo 2023

* 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.

■A 5-minute walk from Iidabashi Station(Toei Oedo Line)
■An 8-minute walk from Iidabashi Station(JR Sobu Line)
■An 8-minute walk from Iidabashi Station Exit A3(Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)
■A 5-minute walk from Iidabashi Station Exit A4b(Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)
■A 5-minute walk from Iidabashi Station Exit B4b(Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)



  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 8/2019
    A wonderful experience, would gladly visit again in the future! The sake pairing was a something quite special.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With friend




Fushikino [ふしきの]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

【Course Menu】19:00~23:00


Sunday, Irregular holidays, Public holidays


4-3-11, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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