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Fusion Cuisine at MATT RESTAURANT 2.0, a Hidden Italian Restaurant in Karasuma Gojo

04/20/2024 open

One block north from the intersection of Karasuma Gojo. MATT RESTAURANT 2.0 (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is a hideaway Italian restaurant on the basement floor of a building. The name "MATT" comes from the initial letters of the founding members' names, and "2.0" was added to express the restaurant's desire to grow into a "cutting-edge restaurant.


The interior of the restaurant is white and concrete, with a U-shaped counter for easy communication, and the 80s Showa-era songs playing in the background are said to be popular among foreign tourists interested in Japanese retro culture.

MATT RESTAURANT 2.0 Wagyu Cigarettes

Wagyu Cigarettes (2 pieces) 2,800 yen. Tartare of A5 grade Omi beef dressed with olive oil, garlic oil, and charcoal oil. Wrapped in crispy part-brick and beautifully decorated with micro-leaves, this is our signature dish!

The cuisine served here is a fusion of Japanese food culture and cooking techniques from around the world. You can enjoy creative Italian cuisine prepared by a chef who honed his skills in Rome, Italy, and then worked as a chef in Kanagawa.


SAMURAI SAUVIGNON 1,500 yen per glass, 42,000 yen per bottle. An original red wine developed at a winery in Hokkaido. It has a fresh mouthfeel like a white wine and a unique taste with a soft green tea aftertaste.

We offer about 120 kinds of wines selected from wineries in various regions from Hokkaido to Okinawa to accompany your meal. We only carry Japanese wines because we want to introduce Japanese wines to the world. You can enjoy rare wines.

MATT RESTAURANT 2.0 Kyoto Style Lasagna

Kyoto Style Lasagna 3,400 yen. A fusion dish of layers of spinach and handmade pasta with miso-based bechamel sauce. The chef's favorite dish is a marriage of traditional Italian lasagna and Kyoto's flair.


  • Matt's Restaurant Two
  • 04/20/2024 open
  • B1F Kitasaka Building, 368 Gokuseki-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4-minute walk from Gojo Subway Station (Exit 2)
  • Tel. 050-8892-8474
  • Lunch 12:00-17:00 (LO/16:30)
    Dinner 17:00-22:00 (LO/21:30)
    Bar 22:00 - 24:00 (LO / 23:30) *Only drinks and side dishes can be ordered.
  • 7 days a week
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/mattjapan.inc/
  • PHOTO/Emi Masuda, TEXT/Yuka Miyaguchi
*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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