Kaiseki in Northern Higashiyama

The Hyōtei is considered one of Kyoto’s oldest and most picturesque traditional restaurants. In the main building you can sample exquisite kaiseki courses in private tearooms; book months ahead for weekend evenings. If you wish to sample the cuisine on a tighter budget, the annexe building offers shōkadō bentō box lunches (¥5400; noon to 4pm Friday to Wednesday).

Closed second and fourth Tuesday of each month.