Updated: August 19, 2019
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Beautiful, Local, and Delicious: Kyoto's 2-Star 'Sojiki Nagahigashi'

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'Sojiki Nagahigashi' is a 2 Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto that serves incredible food which utilizes fresh local ingredients that the chef gathers each day. Guests lucky enough to dine here can experience kaiseki cooking at its finest while watching the chef from a seat at the counter.

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Why Go?

Nakahigashi is a 2 Michelin star restaurant that features a counter surrounding the kitchen where master chef Nakahigashi prepares exquisite dishes as guests watch. The restaurant is focused on using the very best seasonal, local ingredients to make beautiful kaiseki dishes, and the chef visits the fields and forests where the produce comes from every day to get the very best. Whether dining at lunch or dinner, every guest will enjoy a course meal of dishes that change daily based on the ingredients that the chef chooses.

The atmosphere here is a bit different than a more traditional, private room kaiseki experience, but that is actually preferred by many customers. It's interesting to be able to watch the chef as he works and receive explanations of each dish as he serves it to you. This is truly a special restaurant that should be high on everyone's list!



For a Michelin 2-star restaurant, the courses are quite reasonable at ¥6,000 for lunch and ¥15,000 for dinner.


Nagahigashi is located near the famous 'Ginkakuji Temple' (the silver pavilion) on the east side of the city. The easiest way to access the restaurant is via the Ginkakuji-michi bus stop, which is 3 minutes away.

Reservations a required and open for the following month on the 1st of the previous month. Be sure to plan ahead and make a reservation before your trip! If you don't speak Japanese and need assistance with the reservation, see the link below.
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