Opened in 1957 in Kyoto’s Fushimi district, Seiwaso serves premium Kyoto cuisine in a sukiya-style building with a view of a traditional Japanese garden.
The building housing the restaurant, erected nearly 80 years ago, has been preserved but modified for greater comfort, with Western-style seating and Japanese rooms with foot wells. In this atmospheric setting, guests can enjoy a view of a splendid Japanese stroll garden centering on a pond and of compact tsuboniwa teahouse gardens.
Seiwaso offers a pleasurable dining experience in a traditional Japanese atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The name Fushimi derives from a word meaning “abundant water,” and the area is still blessed with plentiful underground water. Seiwaso is dedicated to serving premium Japanese cuisine. Our dashi broth and ushio-jiru clear seafood-based soup, mainstays of Japanese cuisine, are made from Fushimi spring water, the finest kombu kelp from Rishiri in Hokkaido and katsuobushi bonito flakes. We source traditional Kyoto vegetables from neighboring farms and obtain the finest seafood and other fresh ingredients both locally and from all over Japan. Thanks to the dashi and the culinary skills of Seiwaso’s chefs, all these ingredients are transformed into the most delectable dishes pleasing both the eye and the palate.
Seiwaso offers private rooms, all facing our beautiful gardens, for occasions ranging from dining with friends to entertaining clients.
Our rooms can accommodate up to 70 persons for all types of parties and banquets. Some rooms have projectors, screens and other equipment and are suitable for meetings, lectures or musical performances.
Seiwaso’s intimate seven-seat tempura counter is the perfect place to enjoy the changing colors of our gardens throughout the year. Seasonal delicacies are discriminatingly selected and cooked in the finest blend of cottonseed and sesame seed oils, with everything done to perfection in feather-light tempura batter.
Enjoy Fushimi sake, Champagne or wine from our beverage list to go with our delectable tempura.
For diners who like wine, we offer a special wine menu consisting of Japanese cuisine specially prepared to go well with wine. Customers may choose their favorite wine from our wine list, or enjoy a glass of house wine chosen by our sommelier.
Seiwaso is the perfect setting for a truly memorable wedding. Our staff is well-versed in Japanese traditions and wedding customs and we take great care to ensure that every detail is looked after.
Every aspect of the celebration, from the cuisine to the tableware, flowers and hanging scroll in the tokonoma alcove, is designed to highlight a felicitous occasion. Seiwaso is also the ideal setting for wedding receptions or for introducing the bride’s and groom’s families to each other.
Sightseers may like to stop by Seiwaso for a meal after visiting these sites. Directions below are from each site to Seiwaso.
Note: Prices do not include consumption tax and service charges
Seiwaso 8 Fukakusa Echigoyashiki-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8431, JAPAN
【Kintetsu Line】 Fushimi Station; 5 min. on foot heading north
【JR】 Kyoto Station; 15 min. by car
【Keihan Line】 Sumizome Station; 8 min. on foot heading west