Il Ghiottone


Restaurants & Cafés



One of Japan’s few celebrity chefs, and the only one known for Italian fare, Yasuhiro Sasajima uses Kyoto ingredients and techniques twist classic Italian recipes. He boils pasta in kelp for an umami boost, and uses veg more common to kaiseki than a ristorante. This flagship restaurant, near Kodai-ji, takes bookings from the first of the preceding month, and fills up fast. A more casual cucineria opened in 2008 a few blocks away, and is often where you’ll find the Capo these days.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


388-1 Yasaka Kamimachi, Shimokawara Dori, Tounomae-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Transport Bus 206.

Telephone 075 532 2550

Open Noon-2.30pm, 6-9.30pm daily.

Admission ¥¥¥.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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