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[2024] 7 Blissful Hotel Lunches to Enjoy in Kyoto

How about a luxurious lunch worthy of a reward at a hotel in Kyoto? For those rare occasions to get together with family and friends, or for those who have worked hard all year, the chefs have created special menus that will welcome you with open arms. We introduce a variety of restaurants from luxurious courses to casual buffets. All photos are images, all prices include tax and service charge.

1.[The beautiful and gorgeous chirashi sushi at Hotel Granvia Kyoto (Japanese Cuisine Ukibashi) is enchanting.

The Japanese restaurant at Hotel Granvia Kyoto offers traditional Japanese cuisine served with locally brewed sake. Recommended for lunch is the Kaisen Chirashizushi Gozen (sushi with rice and other ingredients) for 5,500 yen, which features about seven kinds of seasonal seafood. Not only does it look beautiful, but you can also enjoy a variety of fish at one time and fully appreciate the taste of each fish.

pontoon bridge

Kaisen Chirashizushi Gozen, 5,500 yen (limited quantity). The set includes 9 dishes including colorful and beautiful Kaisen Chirashizushi. The menu changes every two months.

Japanese Cuisine Ukibashi

  • Japanese-style restaurant with a float on the top of a wooden bridge
  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto M3F, 901 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Directly connected to JR Kyoto Station
  • Tel.075-342-5527

2.[Special course supervised by the Executive Chef of Hotel Okura Kyoto Cafe L'Ecote / in front of Kyoto City Hall

Hotel Okura Kyoto, which celebrated its 135th anniversary in business, has a café facing the main lobby, and in October, the executive chef, Kei Hayasaki, was appointed as the chef de cuisine, bringing a new flavor to the cafe. The café is loved by local customers day and night with a wide variety of menu items ranging from popular café sweets and French toast to fried prawns, Wagyu hamburger steak, and other Western-style hotel cuisine.

lekking coat

Special course "Gift from Hyogo" supervised by Executive Chef Nakata: 6,500 yen. Commemorative menu supervised by Executive Chef Nakada for the 135th anniversary of the company's founding, available for two months only.

Hotel Okura Kyoto Cafe Reccoat

  • Hotel Okura Kyoto Cafe Rec Court
  • Hotel Okura Kyoto 1F, northeast corner of Kawaramachi-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • Directly connected to Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae subway station
  • Tel. 075-254-2517 (direct)

3.[Kyoto Brighton Hotel Terrace Restaurant Ferrier" is a restaurant where you can enjoy the pleasure of creating a course to your own taste / Gosho Nishi

The Western-style restaurant at the Kyoto Brighton Hotel has a casual atmosphere facing the lobby, but with a high quality feel that is typical of a hotel. The lunch menu, "Mon dejeuner," offers a choice of one soup or pasta dish and one main dish, such as seafood or meat, to be enjoyed as a course. A wide variety of hors d'oeuvres and desserts are available at the buffet corner.

Restaurant Ferrier

An example of a dish from 4,800 yen for mon dejeuner. The chef is proud of his tender roast beef, which is slow-cooked to perfection. The beautiful presentation is also an attraction.

Terrace Restaurant Ferrier

  • Kyoto Brighton Hotel 1F, Shinmachi-dori Neutral Sell (Gosho Nishi), Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 11 min. walk from Exit 6 of Imadegawa Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-441-4411 (switchboard)

4.A fusion of Japanese and Western techniques with traditional Chinese cuisine [Kyoto Tokyu Hotel, Chinese Cuisine, Hoshigaoka] / Horikawa Gojo

Based on traditional Shanghai cuisine, the restaurant at Kyoto Tokyu Hotel combines the four major cuisines of China. Chef Yamada's originality shines through in his enticing dishes, which also skillfully incorporate elements of Japanese and Western cuisines. The cuisine also features premium ingredients such as rare Kesennuma shark fins shipped directly from Kesennuma. The shark's fin rice in an earthenware pot containing a luxurious piece of shark's fin is a specialty of the lunch course.

Chinese Cuisine Hoshigaoka

Shark's fin in earthenware pot with rice from the January/February shark's fin lunch course of 5,400 yen. The delicious flavor of the shark's fin simmered in a rich chicken and pork stock broth is blissfully absorbed by the rice cooked in an earthenware pot!

Chinese Cuisine Hoshigaoka

  • Chinese food
  • Kyoto Tokyu Hotel B1F, 580 Kakimoto-cho, Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 12-minute walk from Subway Gojo Station
  • Tel. 075-341-2633

5.You can choose a main dish and enjoy the buffet as well [Dawa Yuraku Kyoto GRILL 54TH] / Sanjo

[The well-being buffet, which opened for lunch in September 2023, offers a buffet of healthy appetizers, salads, smoothies, and desserts with a Kyoto-like flavor. For the main course, you can choose from a selection of eight grilled dishes, including the chef's signature grilled dish, in which the ingredients are cooked to perfection to bring out the best flavor of the ingredients.


An example of the well-being buffet of 3,500 yen. Choose a main dish from shrimp cocktail sandwich, grilled smoked Kyotanbakogen pork shoulder (+500 yen), etc. Served at your seat.


  • Grill Fifty-Four
  • B1F Darwa Yuraku Kyoto, Ohashi-cho 84, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • A short walk from Exit 2 of Sanjo Keihan Subway Station
  • Tel.075-366-5800

6.[A dish with bright green flowers and fragrant herbs at GOOD NATURE STATION Hyssop / Shijo Kawaramachi

[This café/restaurant is located in GOOD NATURE STATION. The cuisine is inspired by the culinary cultures of various countries, and the concept of lunch is "a beautiful and satisfying meal" that incorporates plenty of vegetables, herbs, Chinese medicine, flowers, and other nature-derived images. The Herbal Lunch Plate, with seven different kinds of deli items that change daily, is a dish that allows you to directly experience the deliciousness of seasonal vegetables.


Herbal Lunch Plate 1980 yen. One plate with a good balance of not only vegetables but also roasted chicken and grains. Choice of rice blended with organic green rice or homemade bread, soup and drink included.


  • hyssop
  • 4F GOOD NATURE STATION, 318-6 Inari-cho, 2-chome, Shijo-sagaru, Kawaramachi-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-352-3728

7.Gorgeous lunch time with vegetables [GOOD NATURE STATION ERUTAN RESTAURANT/BAR] / Shijo Kawaramachi

GOOD NATURE STATION's casual dining room, which can be enjoyed in a variety of ways from morning to bar, offers human- and earth-friendly cuisine while coexisting with nature and the local community. The menu is centered around vegetables, and the motto is to highlight the flavors of the ingredients. The popular ERUTAN COURSE for lunch features farm-direct ingredients and organically grown vegetables, allowing diners to fully enjoy the season.


ERUTAN COURSE 3300 yen. Choose from pasta & homemade focaccia or oven-baked pizza & soup for the main course, plus dessert, petit fours, and a drink.


  • El Tan Restaurant Bar
  • 1F GOOD NATURE STATION, 318-6 Inari-cho, 2-chome, Shijo-sagaru, Kawaramachi-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel. 075-352-3714
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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