Renowned Japanese restaurant with a long history, known throughout the world and celebrated in Japan.

Founded 180 over years ago, Isshi Souden Nakamura is a prominent old Japanese restaurant that has retained a Michelin 3-star rating consecutively since 2011, its name is known world-wide as it represents Kyoto and its cuisine. Head chef and owner Motokazu Nakamura is the 6th generation of the Nakamura family; initiated in the family's secret flavor that has been handed down from father to son for generations. The first generation of Nakamura saw the closing years of the Edo period, where the Nakamura family served Kyoto's nobility and feudal lords.

About the Restaurant

While protecting its traditional tastes and seasonal flavors, Isshi Souden Nakamura also has a foundation that is grounded on a scientific study of food. Furthermore, as a member of the the Japanese Culinary Academy Isshi Souden Nakamura aims to achieve the highest quality of food and services to assist in the popularization of "Washoku" traditional Japanese food abroad, such as supervising the business class in-flight meal for EVA Air.

Restaurant Information

【Restaurant Name】Isshi Souden Nakamura
【Seating】4 private rooms, seating up to 65 guests(Minimum 2 guests, maximum 25 guests per room)
【Closed】Irregular Holidays
【Smoking】No Smoking
※ We are sorry but children 5 years old and younger cannot be accommodated.
※ Children from 6 to 11 years old are required to order a Kid's Course.
※ Those 12 years old and above will be counted as an adult and is required to order an adult's course.


【Reservations】Reservations required
【How to make reservation】
Please fill out the reservation form on this site.
※Payment for reserved courses with a credit card is required.
※Any additional orders that you make for food or drink at the restaurant are to be paid for at the restaurant after your meal.


【Category】Kyo-ryori, Kyoto Cuisine, Japanese cuisine, washoku
【Location】Kyoto, Karasuma Oike, Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae, in front of Kyoto City Office
【Keywords】Japanese cuisine, Kyo-ryori, Kyoto Cuisine, kaiseki, Yuba, Tofu, Japanese Inn, Japanese garden, Kyoto, Higashiyama, Nanzen-ji Temple, Michelin, Reservation, 3 Star Michelin, Washoku, traditional