17,325 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Anniversary Services

  • English Menu

A Japanese restaurant in Nishijin that delivers the charm of Kyoto with kaiseki dishes accompanied by tempura

The Japanese restaurant Tenjaku is located in Nishijin, a silk fabric district full of elegance in Kyoto. Head Chef Ryo Nishioka welcomes his customers with all his heart and soul.

Originally, Tenjaku was a Kyoto-style restaurant run by Nishioka's grandfather under the same name. Chef Nishioka grew up seeing his grandfather's customers satisfied with his cooking and leaving with smiles on their faces. And from the time he was three years old, he knew in his heart that he wanted to take over Tenjaku. He started working at Tenjaku after graduating from Keio University in 2014. He worked under his grandfather, but the business closed temporarily in 2017 due to his grandfather's advancing age. Nishioka then trained at two-starred restaurants in Kyoto Kodaiji Wakuden and Otagi before renovating and reopening Tenjaku in December 2021. The place has been restored to its former glory.
As the name of the restaurant suggests, the kaiseki dishes at Tenjaku are characterized by the inclusion of tempura dishes. The tempura that is carried over to the new Tenjaku is not served in an assortment, but instead each piece is fried and served in front of the customer, just like a tempura specialty restaurant. The meal begins with the "Hassun", an assembly of dishes with a great impact on the palate and the eyes that will allow you to enjoy the Kyoto atmosphere. You can also enjoy the piping hot tempura with natural wines or Chinese tea.
The ingredients are sourced mainly locally in Kyoto, but Nishioka uses ingredients of producers from all over Japan that he has visited himself to check. Nishioka comments, "We tell our customers about the particulars of each ingredient. In addition to food culture, Japanese restaurants bring together Japanese culture such as craftsmanship from buildings to knives and hanging scrolls. I want Tenjaku to be a place where people can encounter Japanese culture through cuisine." The restaurant offers a wide range of tableware from antiques to pieces by contemporary artists, and also features earthenware made by the Chef himself at the Teisangama and Raku studio "Waraku".

The eye-catching Bishu cypress counter (8 seats) made from a single block has been handed down from his grandfather's Tenjaku. The tree it came from is said to be 1,000 years old, and with a thickness of nearly 14 cm, it warmly envelops the restaurant. We invite you to visit Tenjaku with your family, friends, colleagues, or as a couple and rediscover Japanese culture.

* The availability of this webpage does not guarantee that the restaurant presented provides services in English, unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that English services may also depend on staff availability at the restaurant.

A 2-minute walk from Senbon Imadegaw' bus stop of Kyoto City Bus



  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 8/2022
    お盆らしい八寸の演出から他のお料理の美しさ! 味は勿論大満足!御主人・スタッフさんの接客も素晴らしい。また京都に行く時には伺いたいです!ありがとうございました!
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 60's

    Date of Visit: 5/2022
    美味しいお料理の数々、素敵な設えや器 楽しい一時を過ごすことが出来ました! 事前にお伝えした好き・苦手な食材にもご配慮頂き感謝です。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 60's

    Date of Visit: 3/2022
    全てにおいて丁寧で こだわりの美味を堪能しました。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family



Omakase Course
17,325 JPY / Guest



Tenjaku [天若(てんじゃく)]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

Dinner 18:00~22:00 (L.O.19:00)


Wednesday, A consecutive holiday once a month


570, Botanboko cho, Kyoto City Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

You might also like


Tenjaku [天若(てんじゃく)]