“Sushi Hayashi” is a 6-minute walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi Station, north of Kyoto Imperial Palace in the center of Kyoto. It is located in a quiet and calm area near Kamo-Ohashi Bridge. The owner Yoshio Hayashi studied in Kyoto and overseas before opening “Sushi Hayashi” in 2019.
The restaurant only serves Omakase course. Sushi is a unique style combining Edomae-style and Kyoto-style sushi. With Edomae-style as the base, Kyoto-style sushi such as steamed sushi is served as a seasonal sushi. For vinegared rice, Edomae-style and Kyoto-style are used. Edomae-style sushi uses only vinegar and salt, and Kyoto-style sushi uses slightly sweet vinegared rice cooked with soup stock. Sushi ingredients such as from Mie, Wakayama and Awaji, are sent directly from the sea. This is due to chef Hayashi's strong desire to provide local fish that could only be found there, and cook them with local water.
The lineup of wine and sake to go with sushi varies from time to time. The wine that goes well with vinegared rice will be the focus of Mr. Hayashi's expertise in Swiss wine. The restaurant usually have about 20 kinds of sake in stock, and about 10 kinds of seasonal sake such as freshly squeezed sake.
The restaurant has 8 counter seats and a refreshing atmosphere. The counter is made of tamo wood to show the beauty of the wood grain, and it is also an expression of chef Hayashi's thoughtfulness to let customers enjoy wine relaxedly. Service is also available in English and French, so oversea guests can feel at ease. It is suitable for a variety of occasions, such as a dinner party for family and close friends, a date, and business entertainment. The restaurant is close to the Kamo-gawa River and the Imperial Palace. You can enjoy Kyoto to your heart's content in “Sushi Hayashi”, along with the beautiful scenery of Kyoto, such as cherry blossom viewing and autumn leaves.
※ Awarded 1 star on world-renowned gourmet guide Kyoto-Osaka 2023.
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A 6-minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station (Keihan Main Line)
A 12-minute walk from Imadegawa Station (Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line)