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Nakamura Restaurant


Bringing seafood to guests since 1827

The story of the Michelin 3-star Nakamura is rather simple. Seibei, the founder started peddling fish. To do this, he reportedly had to travel 75 km, all the way to Wakasa. He then brought fish back to Kyoto and sold it to the court nobility. Each generation then improved a little bit on the cooking. Fast forward to the post-war period when the original restaurant was demolished and a new one built. Today, Motokazu Nakamura, the 6th generation of his family, runs the Nakamura.

Nakamura’s two famous dishes are the Guji no sakayaki, essentially baked fish sprinkled with brown seasoning, and the shiro-miso zoni, a Japanese rice dumpling soup seasoned with white miso. It's quite unlike anything else you have ever tried, and can be wholly recommended!


  • Mon - Sat: 12:00am - 1:00pm / 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm; Closed on Sundays, late December - early January
  • (+81) 75-221-5511
  • 607-8093 Oike-sagaru Tominokoji Nakagyo District, Kyoto
  • 5 min walk from Karasum Oike subway station; 12 min walk from Keihan line, Sanjo station; 20 min walk from Hankyu lin, Karasuma station or Kawaramachi station