2024 Michelin Kyoto Japanese Restaurant : Okina (1 star)

updated: May 24th, 2024

Discover the flavors of Kyoto - Okina, a hidden gem in Kyoto City. Savor authentic local cuisine in Ukyo-ku. A must-visit restaurant near Arashiyama.

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    "Okina" is a restaurant located in Sakamoto Otagi Shrine Daigomoncho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
     It is approximately 640m from the Torokko Saga Station.
    The restaurant operates from Monday to Sunday, with business hours from 11:30 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00.
     It is closed on Wednesdays, but if it is a national holiday, the following day will be the designated closing day.
     However, please note that operating hours and closing days may be subject to change, so it is recommended to contact the store before visiting.
    The restaurant has counter seats and private rooms, as there is no seating area available.
     The "Yudofu Teishoku" (tofu set meal) and "Unagi Teishoku" (grilled eel set meal) are highly recommended dishes.
    The skilled chefs offer a variety of dishes, such as the "Shabu-shabu Set with Hamo (pike conger eel) and Matsutake Mushroom" and the "Sashimi Teishoku" (sashimi set meal).
     In particular, the eel dishes provide a uniquely fluffy texture that surpasses other establishments.
    You can also enjoy Moriya tofu at this restaurant.
     In addition, there are also menus featuring Kyoto-style obanzai (traditional home-style dishes).
    Okina has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, allowing you to have enjoyable conversations with the chefs and staff while enjoying your meal.
     The menu is extensive, offering course meals and a la carte options to choose from.
    This restaurant is often visited when heading towards Arashiyama and provides a rare opportunity to taste local home-style cooking.
     The deep-fried tofu and chirashi sushi are particularly recommended.
    Please try visiting Okina at least once.


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