Restaurants and Bar

Thanks to its storied history and bountiful natural setting, Kyoto has a rich food culture. At HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, the culinary team selects the finest ingredients from around the world and across Japan, starting with famed local Kyoto produce, to deliver the ultimate gastronomic experiences to your table.

Our restaurants and bar facilities consist of 5 distinct sections: TOKI, FORNI, THE GARDEN BAR and SHIKI-NO-MA, all of which surround our beautifully curated garden, where diners can enjoy viewing the rich tapestry of the seasons.

Innovative Kyoto-French

With a focus on fond (stock) made with Kyoto water, Chef Asano will offer a variety of innovative dishes in which quality seasonal ingredients sourced from Kyoto and beyond play a leading role. An opportunity to connect with the distinct seasons of the ancient capital while gazing out at the courtyard garden and water basin.


Italian Cuisine

Delicious grill dishes and authentic pizzas from our ovens. A Japanese space infused with modern touches. Enjoy the colours and flavours of the 24 seasons of the lunisolar calendar, brought to you by our creative culinary team.


Bar and Lounge

The soft lighting illuminates our elegant Japanese garden as the sun sets. Relax, unwind and reflect on a say spent exploring the ancient capital over a drink and a bite to eat.


HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO is located on the site of Kyoto home of the Kitake, the executive branch of the Mitsui Family. Recognizing this important part of our heritage, SHIKI-NO-MA is a faithful yet modern reconstruction of part of the former Mitsui home, constructed from Japanese cypress. SHIKI-NO-MA can be used for a variety of purposes, such as exclusive dining events and tea ceremony gatherings.



Seasonal cuisine is a way to fall in love with the seasons. Breakfast at HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO is the right way to start the day.
Breakfast is served at our Italian restaurant FORNI, which overlooks the courtyard garden. Choose from a breakfast buffet featuring the chef's specialities and main dishes delivered hot from the kitchen, a Japanese breakfast with typical Kyoto items served in an elegant oju box, or a vegan breakfast with special attention paid to natural and organic ingredients prepared with care and love.