2024 Michelin Kyoto Japanese Restaurant : Ayanokoji Karatsu (1 star)

updated: May 16th, 2024

Indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine at Ayanokoji Karatsu in Kyoto City. Located in Shimogyo-ku, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers seasonal dishes prepared with passion and skill. Enjoy appetizers, sashimi, main dishes, and delectable desserts. Experience the cozy atmosphere of a renovated traditional wooden townhouse. Don't miss this opportunity to savor exquisite flavors in Kyoto.

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    "Ayanokoji Karatsu" is a restaurant located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
     It is conveniently accessible from Shijo (Kyoto Municipal) Station, which is approximately 376m on foot, Karasuma Station (Hankyu), which is approximately 400m on foot, and Shijo Station (Kyoto Municipal), which is also approximately 376m on foot.
     The restaurant has 12 seats, with 8 counter seats and 4 private rooms available.
    This restaurant offers dishes that make the most of seasonal ingredients and has been awarded one Michelin star.
     The chef, who is originally from Kichisei, carefully selects the ingredients and sometimes ventures into the mountains or the sea to pursue new flavors.
     The dishes, showcasing his dedication and skills, leave a lingering taste in your mouth.
    The menu offers a variety of dishes.
     The "13,000 yen course" starts with appetizers such as multiple small dishes and firefly squid, and also includes sashimi like yellowtail and red snapper.
     Main dishes like "summer soba" and "beef and sansho hot pot" are also available.
     For dessert, you can enjoy items like cherry blossom mochi with matcha and Sawaya Matsumoto Mopparan.
    The restaurant is housed in a renovated 100-year-old machiya (traditional wooden townhouse), creating a cozy atmosphere.
     It is run by a couple who have a passion for their craft.
     The chefs aspire to use high-quality ingredients and cook them with care, and their skills and thoughtful service have been highly praised.
    "Ayanokoji Karatsu" is recommended for those who want to enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine in Kyoto.
     Please consider visiting the restaurant.


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