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 ornate terrace, with beautiful views of the surrounding gardens and forest. Open throughout the day and into the night, the restaurant serves both local as well as innovative and comforting Western dishes.
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.
Home-cooked Kyoto-style cuisine and Western dishes
Inspired by Kyoto’s diverse food culture, The Living Pavilion offers both Western and local dishes – all focusing on the natural flavours of the ingredients used.
Based on the freshest seasonal produce available, our chefs handcraft a range of dishes inspired by cuisines from the West, ranging from Italian to Latin American. Options include pastas, salads and grilled meats and seafood.
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.