All Food and Drink

  • Steak and seafood

    Emba Kyoto Chophouse

    Our modern Kyoto steakhouse serves premium grilled meats alongside fresh seafood and local vegetables. Using techniques such as dry ageing and charcoal grilling, Argentinian chef Sebastian Ariel Barcudes brings out the umami of his carefully selected ingredients – best enjoyed indoors with pond garden views or al fresco on the waterfront terrace.
  • Traditional Japanese tea

    Fuju

    Follow the pathway through our 12th-century Shakusui-en pond garden and cross the glass bridge for a traditional Japanese experience at Fuju lounge. Fuju serves local delights, including expertly crafted local sweets and matcha tea. In the evenings, sip a glass of Kyoto sake or premium champagne while on the terrace, which provides the perfect opportunity to gaze at the pond’s reflection.
  • Takeaway

    Enjoy seasonal tastes in the comfort of your home. A selection of gift items is also available.
  • In-Room Dining

    Whether you want to share a romantic dinner in the privacy of your room, need to feed a hungry family or are looking for quiet evening in, our in-room menus feature Japanese and international favourites, as well as items from Emba Kyoto Chophouse, all just a tap away on your room’s iPad.
  • Pastries and baked goods; Specialty coffees and teas

    The Lounge & Bar

    Enjoy a hand-dripped cup of coffee or relax with a Kyoto-inspired cocktail in a comfortable seat in our modern lobby lounge.
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Steak and seafood

Emba Kyoto Chophouse

Our modern Kyoto steakhouse serves premium grilled meats alongside fresh seafood and local vegetables. Using techniques such as dry ageing and charcoal grilling, Argentinian chef Sebastian Ariel Barcudes brings out the umami of his carefully selected ingredients – best enjoyed indoors with pond garden views or al fresco on the waterfront terrace.

Traditional Japanese tea

Fuju

Follow the pathway through our 12th-century Shakusui-en pond garden and cross the glass bridge for a traditional Japanese experience at Fuju lounge. Fuju serves local delights, including expertly crafted local sweets and matcha tea. In the evenings, sip a glass of Kyoto sake or premium champagne while on the terrace, which provides the perfect opportunity to gaze at the pond’s reflection.

Takeaway

Enjoy seasonal tastes in the comfort of your home. A selection of gift items is also available.

In-Room Dining

Whether you want to share a romantic dinner in the privacy of your room, need to feed a hungry family or are looking for quiet evening in, our in-room menus feature Japanese and international favourites, as well as items from Emba Kyoto Chophouse, all just a tap away on your room’s iPad.

Pastries and baked goods; Specialty coffees and teas

The Lounge & Bar

Enjoy a hand-dripped cup of coffee or relax with a Kyoto-inspired cocktail in a comfortable seat in our modern lobby lounge.
Explore Japanese cuisine from start to finish as you experience a traditional tea ceremony, dine with a loved one in our 800-year-old garden and learn the nuances of sake.

Featured Culinary Experience

Culinary Experiences

Unforgettable Dinner Views

Signature Items and Set Menus

Afternoon Tea

Culinary Classes

Events

  • March 13 – May 30, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Terrace barbecue at Emba Kyoto Chophouse

    Gaze out at our 800-year-old pond garden as you savour carefully chosen ingredients grilled to perfection. Feast on all-time favourites such as Japanese beef marinated in a secret sauce, herb sausages, Hokkaido scallops and lobster, and our chef’s homemade curry and rice. JPY 30,000. Up to five groups per day.
    Reserve now
  • May 1 – June 30, 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE JET AFTERNOON TEA at The Lounge

    Join us at The Lounge for an around-the-world journey on the Four Seasons Private Jet. Our new Afternoon Tea experiences takes you to nine destinations along the private jet route, including Seattle, Kyoto, Paris and the Maldives. Prices starting at JPY 7,000.
    Reserve now
  • AVAILABLE DAILY

    Exclusive Dinner by the Pond at Fuju

    Enjoy a sharing-style bento box of Japanese delicacies or savour a gourmet Western meal with your partner, family or friends. Elevate your experience with fine sakes or wines curated by Beverage Director Takashi Nakano. JPY 50,000 per person. Regular wine and sake pairing: JPY 12,000 per person; premium wine and sake pairing: JPY 18,000 per person.
    Call to reserve

Meet the Team

Giovanni D'Alessandro

Giovanni “Gianni” Battista D’Alessandro

Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations
Hailing from the coastal region of Sicily, Giovanni “Gianni” Battista D’Alessandro brings with him an Italian warmth and energy, along with extensive global experience with top-tier luxury brands – the perfect combination to usher in a new era of food and beverage at our Hotel. With a diploma in hospitality from Italy, Gianni began his career at an independent restaurant in Paris, then honed his skills at five-star hotel kitchens in Geneva. In 2008, he moved to Australia for an intensive stint in molecular gastronomy, followed by chef de cuisine roles in Switzerland and India. Gianni is no stranger to Four Seasons, having previously worked as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen and Director of Food & Beverage at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.

“My love of hosting comes from my family and my community.”