Sukiyaki Iroha

Sukiyaki Iroha

Iroha is a sukiyaki restaurant in Kyoto’s Pontocho district.

The sukiyaki at Iroha

When we first opened our doors, sukiyaki was known as gyunabe (“beef pot”).

Iroha Kitamise (North)

Iroha Kitamise is located on Pontocho about 80 meters north of Shijo Street.

A Kyoto-style oku-zashiki establishment

Iroha Kitamise is a traditional Kyoto-style oku-zashiki (tatami-mat seating) establishment that was once a teahouse.

Kyoto-style entranceway

The entrance to Iroha Kitamise begins in this stone-floored anteroom.

Looking out onto Pontocho

Small tatami-mat rooms afford a view of passersby on Pontocho through delicate latticework.

A room with a garden

This slightly larger room overlooks the inner garden.

For large groups

We can accommodate groups of up to 50 on tatami mats, or 30 with tables and chairs.

The aura of history

The interior at Iroha Kitamise, a converted teahouse built in the late 1800s.

A modest beauty

Tokonoma alcoves like this one are adorned with seasonal flowers.

A relaxing room

A small room for a small party to enjoy a relaxing meal.

A decorative panel carved with hollyhocks

A ranma (decorative panel over sliding doors) carved with an aoi-kuzushi (scattered hollyhock leaf) pattern hailing from the late 1800s.

Different rooms, different treasures

A variety of tokonoma alcoves and other elements make each room unique.

No two are the same

We have an assortment of rooms, each with its own ambiance.

Enjoy your time in Kyoto

We hope you will have to opportunity to experience the gentle flow of time in the traditional Kyoto setting of our restaurant. We have been in business for over a century and take great pride in our exceptional cuisine. We look forward to seeing you soon.

When Sukiyaki Iroha started business in the 44th year of the Meiji era (1911), sukiyaki was known as gyunabe (“beef pot”). We hope you will enjoy the deep flavors of this long-established restaurant, with its traditional Kyoto setting.


Iroha's Menu


  1. Regarding temporary closure and transfer business


    We regret to inform you that we will be closed on Thursday, May 7th.
    Instead, we will be open on Wednesday, May 1st.
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

    All of our staff are looking forward to your visit. Respect to the owner

  2. About Price


    Thank you for your use every time.
    The price was revised from April. It will be 9,000 yen for one person (10%VAT included).
    Thank you for your understanding.
    All the staff are waiting for your visit. Thank you.

  3. Our Open Hours


    Thank you for your use every time.
    For the time being, we will change the business hours as follows.
    17:00 - 21:00

    We ask for your understanding.
    All the staff are waiting for your visit. Thank you.

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