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Exterior view of VENA

Vena at Muromachi Isikawa is an up-and-coming Italian restaurant that plays the season with each dish.

Since its opening in 2016, Vena (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) has been attracting attention as a leader in Kyoto Italian cuisine. [Chef Hayakawa, who honed his skills at Il Ghiottone for about 14 years, and sommelier Ikemoto have teamed up to offer Italian cuisine that can only be enjoyed here.

vena appetizer appetizer of small sweetfish

An example of the 24,000 yen evening omakase course. The semolina fritter of small sweetfish is one of the four appetizers. The creamy flavor of the fruit tomato sauce and blatter cheese perfectly matches the flavor and bitterness of the sweetfish.

The restaurant offers only one omakase course, with eight dishes for dinner. The chef gathers seasonal ingredients from all over Japan and brings out the best of each ingredient, skillfully expressing the season in each dish. The restaurant is also committed to pursuing the ideal taste of its homemade handmade pasta, which is made with a low water content to give it the firmness that the Japanese prefer.
vena Beef Carpaccio appetizer

Seared Carpaccio of Kumamoto red beef sirloin loin is also an appetizer. Akagyu has a strong flavor with little sashi and is easily eaten. On top is an abundance of truffles along with asparagus sovage and watercress.

A large wine cellar behind the counter holds 1,200 bottles of Italian wines, including rare aged wines. Wine pairing courses are also available, which are definitely worth trying.

tagliolini with vena handmade pasta

The handmade pasta tagliolini is a luxurious dish made with Hokkaido hairy crab and fresh sea urchin. The fresh ginger sauce is deeply flavored with crab, scallion and chicken broth.

The carefully designed space surrounded by Scandinavian antique interior also adds to the extraordinary feeling.

vena interior view


  • Vena.
  • 46-3 Kagamiya-cho, Muro-machi-dori, Isigawa-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from "Marutamachi" subway station
  • Tel. 075-255-8757
  • 12:00-13:00 (Entry)
    17:30 - 20:00 (Entry)
    Reservations required
  • Closed on Wednesdays and twice a month for irregular holidays
  • All seats non-smoking Fully private room available No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/vena.kyoto/
  • PHOTO/Takahiro Takami, TEXT/Eiko Kuwano
*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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