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-10.00pm (LO Course 8pm / A la carte 9pm)
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.
Private Garden Picnic
A luscious jewel at the heart of forest, Aman Kyoto’s garden is a feat of nature, offering all who enter its emerald bowers nature’s healing touch. In autumn it is particularly inviting, when the sea of leaves turns several shades of gold and red. To make the most of the resort’s serene setting, guests are invited to enjoy a picnic in the garden itself, where a private set-up and Aman Kyoto’s team on hand to cater to every need. Accompanied only by the gentle breeze and flickering sunlight through the trees, choose to enjoy breakfast or lunch in this uniquely tranquil setting where autumn is found in full bloom.
Picnic Breakfast ¥6,000 per person
Picnic Lunch ¥10,000 per person
Private Garden Set Up ¥37,950 per group up to four persons