Open throughout the day and into the night, this convivial dining space rests at the heart of Aman Kyoto, offering elegant interiors and a bar arranged around a central fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto an expansive terrace, with beautiful views of the surrounding gardens and forest.
We source our ingredients – from milk and meat to vegetables – from the finest local purveyors. These include Ohara free-range eggs, Kyoto Rice from Kobatake, and miso from Matsuno Shoyu, founded in 1805 just a 10-minute walk from Aman Kyoto. In season, abalone comes from the waters surrounded Ise Shima.
Home-cooked Kyoto-style cuisine and Western dishes
Inspired by Kyoto’s diverse food culture, The Living Pavilion serves local cuisine, as well as innovative and comforting Western dishes – all focusing on the natural flavours of the ingredients used. Based on the freshest seasonal produce available, options include grilled meats and seafood, pastas and salads, with influences from as far afield as Italy and Latin America.
Breakfast 7.00am-11.30am (LO11.00am)
Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm (LO 2.00pm)
Afternoon Tea 2.30pm-5.30pm (LO 4.30pm)
Dinner 5.30pm-8.00pm (LO Course 6pm / A la carte 7pm)
Lunch 12.00noon / 12.30pm
Afternoon Tea 3.00pm/3.30pm
Dinner 6.00pm-8.00pm (LO 6.00pm)
We follow the Kyoto government guidelines and are not serving alcohol from 2 August until further notice.
After graduating from Tokyo Machida culinary institute, Executive Chef Kentaro Torii moved to Italy at the age of 20. It was here that he gained experience in traditional Italian cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Italy. He also honed his skills during time in France and Spain, London and Singapore and in fact spend 16 years oversees before returning to Japan.
Executive Pastry Chef Hiroyuki Matsuo
The master behind The Living Pavilion’s freshly baked breakfast pastries and the exquisite confections served for afternoon tea, Chef Matsuo started his career as a confectioner in Osaka in 1984. Over the course of his career, he has won numerous awards for his original sweet creations including the Osaka Governor's Award.
Brunch at Aman Kyoto
There are few more satisfying starts to a day than a leisurely brunch in a beautiful garden. At Aman Kyoto, dine on a range of Western dishes and Japanese breakfast specialities surrounded by greenery and bathed in sunlight. As birds serenade you from the forest, sip your tea, coffee, freshly-pressed juice or champagne on the terrace and contemplate a stroll around the garden as the finishing touch.