A ryotei is a type of traditional high-end Japanese restaurant that, in cities with a long history, represents the region’s food culture. It is not simply about expensive dining, however. Rather, being a ryotei means having a sophisticated facility that meets certain requirements and standards. First, the cuisine must incorporate traditional techniques and seasonal variation. In addition, the facilities must offer tatami mat rooms that can accommodate proper Japanese-style parties; a Japanese garden that showcases the changing of the seasons; and a stage that can host Noh, kyogen, and traditional dance. Few ryotei have survived outside Kyoto and Tokyo, making those that have precious.
Drop in for a special lunch—no reservation needed!
Ukiyo is one of very few ryotei where you can drop in for a full-service lunch without reservations. We are proud of the range of dishes we offer, which showcase the abundance of Takada produce, meat, and seafood.
Enjoy the finest Joetsu sake and cuisine in a traditional room
Each room in Ukiyo has distinctive characteristics and and a singular story behind it. Feel yourself enveloped in a ryotei atmosphere while enjoying lunch in one of these rooms, an utterly immersive experience.
Ukiyo's original multi-course kaiseki meal featuring seasonal ingredients (Reservations needed)
A dinner of the finest Ukyo has to offer, in both food and drink. Pass the evening in a private, one-of-a-kind room, enjoying cuisine that showcases the finest Takada ingredients. Kaiseki dinners are accompanied by a rich selection of sake, including our signature daiginjo, Hana.
Ohiroma (Grand Hall)
Ukiyo has one of the largest ohiroma (grand halls) of any ryotei in Japan. The hall is lavishly decorated in a traditional manner, with a ceiling mural depicting five seasons—New Year’s being depicted as its own season.
Suisha no Ma (Room of the Waterwheel)
This recently refurbished room is fashioned around the motif of a waterwheel. The furnishings and decor are all fine examples of local craftsmanship. A mural-like kumiko work depicting the famous Joetsu lotus serves as the focal point.
Tsuki no Ma (Room of the Moon)
Living up to its name, Tsuki no Ma is a room of serenity and beauty, filled with sense of calmness. Its understated decor creates a space ideal for enjoying an intimate time with loved ones.