Commitments of Honke Tankuma Honten, an authentic Washoku cuisine in Kyoto

Kyoto can be said as the headquarter of Washoku (Japanese dishes).
Representing the Washoku in Kyoto, Honke Tankuma Honten has 90 years of history, and has recently acquired Halal certificate from Kyoto Halal Council along with Halal Chef Certificate from Japan Halal Association, serving many Muslim customers.
Honke Tankuma Honten has been Michelin-starred ever since the first issue of Michelin Kyoto was released in 2009.

What made the owner start Halal menu

“I want Muslim people to try authentic Washoku dishes,” Mr. Kurusu, the owner of the fine restaurant, commented.

Mr. Kurusu first learned about Halal when he was touched with high hospitality while travelling along from the Xinjiang-Uygur Autonomous Region in China to Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Middle East. He felt that their hospitality was similar to that of the good old ways in Japan.

After returning to Japan, Mr. Kurusu started HALAL-friendly services from September 2014 in the hopes of repaying what he had received to Muslim people, so that they can enjoy travelling without worrying about food and try authentic Washoku dishes.

Although traditional Washoku mostly includes fish and vegetables, Honke Tankuma Honten removed all ingredients containing pork from the restaurant, and are cooking with all HALAL ingredients and seasonings after starting HALAL-friendly services. They succeeded in reproducing the same taste as dishes generally served by experienced chefs.

When you are visiting Kyoto, please try authentic washoku at Honke Tankuma Honten, the greatest of all traditional Japanese cuisine.

Menu available

Set menu of 10000 yen, 12000 yen, 15000 yen, and 20000 yen

Set menu of 15000 yen and 20000 yen
*15% service fee and 8% tax will be charged.
*The menu will change once every one to two months to serve dishes using ingredients in season.
*Reservation is required two days in advance.
* “Tankuma Kita-ten Honten” and other restaurants named “Tankuma” are owned by a different company and is unrelated to us. Please be careful not to contact the wrong store.


Honke Tankuma Honten

168, Izumiya-cho, Kiyamachi-dori-Bukkoji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
11:30-15:00(L.O:13:30), 17:00-22:00(L.O:20:00)
Halal Gourmet Japan


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