Shoraikan is a Japanese restaurant specializing in tofu kaiseki dishes in Arashiyama, Kyoto, located alongside the Katsura River near the famous Tenryu-ji Temple. The multiple course meals are made with fresh seasonal ingredients.
- Enjoy lunch or dinner in a traditional Japanese house.
- Savor the real taste of tofu in Kyoto.
- Enjoy an exquisite meal in a truly traditional Kyoto atmosphere.
Shoraian is a kaiseki restaurant located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, home to the famous bamboo forest and Togetsu-kyo bridge. Shoraian nestles quietly along the Katsura River, in a traditional Japanese house blessed with a rich natural environment. The house used to be the holiday cottage of a Japanese politician, Konoe Fumimaro, which means the venue retains Kyoto's traditional features of elegance and simplicity.
The restaurant serves Japanese multi course meals known as "kaiseki” and it's specialized in Tofu dishes. It is well known that tofu is a staple food in Japan, however, tofu in Kyoto (especially served in restaurants) is completely different in its taste and texture, due to a superior quality. At Shoraian you will be amazed by the versatility of tofu as it's used in a variety of dishes. Here's a sample menu that was served to guests:
・Silken tofu with a pinch of salt and plum wine, “umeshu” as an aperitif
・Kyoto onion with miso
・Shrimp & octopus,
・Tomato filled with cheese & tofu,
・Grilled “fu”, wheat gluten with miso,
・Omelet with dried shrimp
・Creamy awabi or abalone tofu
・Deep fried tofu skin, “yuba” & sakura-ebi shrimp
・White miso gratin
・Yudofu or tofu in hot water
・Lightly seared Omi beef
・Agedashi tofu, or deep fried tofu with soup stock
・Rice and pickled vegetables
The course meal is available for both lunch and dinner. As the restaurant is located in a highly touristic area, reservation is mandatory.
It takes at least 15 minutes to walk to the restaurant from the nearest station, however, walking alongside the river will prepare you for a great culinary journey.
●Average cost for lunch 4,000 – 4.999 JPY
●Average cost for dinner 6,000 – 7.999 JPY
***Please kindly note that If you miss your restaurant reservation, you will be required to pay the course fee for each person who was not able to attend. We will send you a payment link for this fee. If your payment is not received, the fee will be automatically charge to your credit card account. We strongly recommend that you kindly visit the restaurant as scheduled. We promise it will be a great experience!
If you'd like to make a reservation for the next 72 hours, please check out our last minute reservation page:
Shoraian in Arashiyama, Kyoto