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Hiroki Ioka, owner of Raiz

Hiroki Ioka, owner-chef. He was born in Nara Prefecture. During his hotel days, he received guidance from Chef Noro of Ristorante Noro. After honing his skills at a modern Spanish restaurant for a long time, he decided to set up his own restaurant in Kyoto, his wife's hometown.

Raiz, a restaurant in Kitaoji by a young chef, is close to its hometown.

October 17, 2023 open

Last fall, a new restaurant opened in the Shin-Omiya Shopping Arcade, which is bustling with mainly local residents, offering Western cuisine based on Spanish cuisine mixed with French and Italian dishes. The owner, Hiroki Ioka, is the master of the restaurant. Hiroki Ioka, the owner of the restaurant, says, "I opened the restaurant far from the city center so that local people can enjoy the cuisine at a leisurely pace. I had the longest experience at a Spanish restaurant, so I serve creative Western cuisine with the essence of Spanish cuisine. The restaurant is by reservation only, but children are welcome at lunch time. I am now a father myself, so I hope people of child-rearing age can enjoy the restaurant as well," he says.

Interior view of Raiz

The cuisine uses mainly suburban ingredients such as seafood from Wakayama Prefecture, pork from Gojo in Nara, and vegetables from Higuchi Farm in Takagamine and Yamada Farm in Fushimi. These carefully selected ingredients are transformed into dishes that make full use of the ingredients and the chef's own skills, such as Kyoto duck terrine that makes use of his experience at a charcuterie restaurant, and Spanish risotto with kujo leeks, a dish that adds a Kyoto flavor based on his experience at a Spanish restaurant.

Exterior view of Raiz

I want to offer dishes that bring out the potential of the ingredients," he says. Both lunch and dinner courses are at the chef's discretion, starting at 2,500 yen for lunch and 8,000 yen for dinner.

Raiz's Thinned Carrot Brie Cheese

All photos are examples of the 8,000 yen dinner course. Thinned Carrots with Brie Cheese is a dish of grilled carrots with Brie cheese. Accented with black olive crumble.

Spanish risotto with kujo-negi paste

Spanish-style risotto with kujo leek paste. Nerve-jarred natural korodai kujo leeks with sautéed korodai with crispy skin.


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  • October 17, 2023 open
  • 21-4, Shino Kamimonzen-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from bus stop "Shimotorida-cho".
  • Tel. 075-406-0735
  • 11:30-13:00
    18:00-19:30 (last entry)
  • Closed on Mondays
  • By appointment only
  • All seats non-smoking Fully private room available No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/raiz_kyoto/
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