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Sumibi Kappo Ifuki

4.6 (82) $$$$ $$$$ Kaiseki


Summary: A traditional Kyoto townhouse with a standout red lantern.

Nestled in a renovated tea house, Sumibi Kappo Ifuki in Kyoto, Japan, exudes traditional charm with its red lantern marking the spot. Inside, guests are welcomed to an intimate L-shaped counter with a glass-encased charcoal grill at its heart. The cuisine is a celebration of sumibi-kappo, or charcoal-fired cooking, where the mastery of the grill enhances the flavor of meticulously prepared ingredients. From charred barracuda to smoked quail and grilled button shrimp served as appetizers, to the main courses featuring a variety of seafood, beef, and seasonal vegetables, the dishes are transformed by the subtle art of charcoal grilling. The establishment's dedication to the craft is evident in each dish, creating an exclusive culinary experience. The pairing of fine champagnes, wines, and a comprehensive selection of sake with the smoky and rich flavors of the food makes for an exceptional dining experience that is heightened by the restaurant's atmospheric setting.


2 Stars
La Liste
Score 86.5 / 100 2023
Ranked # 713 in the World 2023
Gault & Millau


Japan, 〒605-0074 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, Gionmachi Minamigawa, 570-8 桝梅

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