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The Sodoh Higashiyama Kyoto

) #56 of 11,830 Restaurants in Kyoto ₹₹₹₹ Italian
366 Yasakakamimachi Yasakadori Shimogawara Higashi Iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-3331
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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17:30 - 23:00All hours
366 Yasakakamimachi Yasakadori Shimogawara Higashi Iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

I'm not an expert in Japanese fine cuisine so I'll just say that the food and the setting are the among the finest I've ever seen; I had the most amazing (half) tomato of my life; then you add the beautiful private garden and great...More

Thank yongningma
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were 4 vegetarians in search of dinner at 9.30pm in Kyoto. Being our first night in Kyoto, we didn't realise that all restaurants generally shut their kitchens at around 9pm. Sodoh had also shut their kitchen on our arrival. However, their chef was yet...More

1  Thank kapur2
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Our tour group had a very special evening at this magnificent restaurant. Not only did we have a delicious kaiseki dinner but the service and the facility was outstanding in all respects. The garden was superlative. We were entertained by a lovely maiko and to...More

1  Thank H S G
Reviewed 3 June 2017

A wonderful dinner experience. We were vegetarian and were super happy to see a separate vegetarian Menu for us! Once staff member spoke impeccable english (sorry missed out her name) and it was extremely easy to explain the food we wanted. Food just took some...More

1  Thank vkarnavat
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Our favorite restaurant in Kyoto! Multiple course meal with amazing service. My wife has a seafood allergy and the Resturant staff was really accommodating & helpful in bringing alternatives. Onion plate appetizer was one of the best I've ever had and I don't usually like...More

Thank schef27
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Just fantastic! After 1 week in Japan, visited various restaurants from street food to fine dining, this was just great!

Thank Ivan K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

WE came here with a large work group and booked out the entire restaurant. The way it is designed is very beautifully done. It feels very traditional and warm. The staff were very friendly and obliging. We had entertainment provided which were Geisha girls, Samurai...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The Sodoh is a very large restaurant seating many guests, but the way it is set up makes it feel like you are only in a small restaurant. We got a table near an inner garden. The food is european style with japanese influences. Recommended.

Thank Leen D
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were a party of ten and we requested a long table for all of us in the main dining room. We appreciate very much the consideration by Kodama-san who made our special request possible. We spent an unforgettable evening at The Sodoh.

1  Thank joDeutschland
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning restaurant in an old typical mansion surrounded by magical vegetation. Great for groups and also for romantic dinners. Italian food in small servings but high quality.

Thank Nicodiscoloco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Yasakakamimachi Yasakadori Shimogawara Higashi Iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0827, Kyoto Prefecture (Formerly ガーデンオリエンタルキョウト)
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-541-3331
To the east of Yasaka Pagoda, range a very wide area of 4,290 square meters. This area belonged to a very distinguished Japanese artist named Takeuchi Seiho. There, stands a beautiful Japanese-style house and a garden that reflects colors of all four seasons, being the epitome of ancient Higashiyama atmosphere.
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