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cenci exterior

Winner of the Restaurant Competition! Okazaki's Italian cuisine [cenci] is highly acclaimed around the world.

[A stroll around Heian Jingu Shrine will bring you to the beige exterior of Cenci (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), a restaurant selected in the "Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2024" restaurant competition. Selected in the "Asia's 50 Best Restaurants in 2024" restaurant competition, Cenci offers Italian cuisine that brings out the best of the ingredients.

cenci introspection

Owner Chef Sakamoto's goal is to create a restaurant that is socially conscious, including the environment. He believes that his mission as a chef is to choose environmentally friendly ingredients and prepare delicious dishes. For example, for his meat dishes, he uses beef that has been born after a period of repeated childbirth, which tends to cause the meat to be tough and therefore not well suited for cooking. The beef treated by Mr. Shinbo, a butcher at Sakaeya in Shiga Prefecture, is actively used because it is not fatty and the more you chew it, the more delicious it tastes.


All dishes are examples of the dinner course for 21,780 yen. Cereal grains, root celery, pigeon, brown rice, black vinegar, black garlic

The interior of the restaurant is also filled with thought. Instead of using a designer, the interior was created through conversations and trial and error, with the image conveyed to the carpenters. Some parts of the interior were modified by the staff, such as the bricks made by baking the soil found when digging up the floor of the restaurant.

cenci fish dishes

A plate of artfully layered baby ayu fish, suguki (Japanese sweetfish), and yogurt

The dinner course features eight dishes plus three desserts. The menu is highly rated by dolce lovers and includes wine as well as tea pairings. Spend a relaxing time in a warm space lit by gentle light.

cenci pasta

Pasta with small turnips and fermented rice. A gem in which the ingredients create a harmony.


  • centimeter (esp. of cannon caliber, etc.)
  • 44-7, Entonbi-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 11 min. walk from Jingu-marutamachi Sta. of Keihan Co.
    14 min. walk from Higashiyama Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-708-5307
  • 12:00-15:00 (LO/12:00)
    18:00-21:30 (LO/18:30)
  • Closed on Mondays, Tuesday and Sunday irregular holidays
  • All seats non-smoking Fully private room available No parking
  • https://cenci-kyoto.com/menu
  • TEXT/Yurie Sano
*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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