Gion Suetomo Kyoto
Gion Suetomo is one of Kyoto’s premier kaiseki restaurants and is expertly run by Chef Hisashi Suetomo, whose training at Gion Maruyama, a top Gion restaurant, has given him the foundation and confidence to go beyond tradition. His creations are modern, playful and entertaining – a delight to the senses.
Located on one of the most charming streets of old Kyoto, right off the south gate of Kyoto’s old Zen temple, Suetomo encompasses the delicacy and grace of the Japanese dining experience. Every visitor is treated as family and offered an unforgettable foray into the multi-sensory realm of Japanese cuisine in this respected establishment that honours tradition and offers the most sublime Japanese culinary creations.
A hidden gem, Suetomo has been successfully established at its current location for ten years. We discovered Chef Suetomo’s incredible talents while dining at his restaurant during a trip to Japan. We were captivated by the spirit he imbibed as he entertained his guests. As we talked with him, we discovered that he wanted to expand abroad and we immediately saw the opportunity to create a win-win outcome for both parties.