A culinary space offering a fresh take on wood-fired cuisine, showcasing Yamagata's finest seasonal produce.

Welcome to our restaurant where culinary artistry and the finest Japanese ingredients converge. Our talented chefs curate each dish with a harmonious blend of flavors, showcasing the vibrant essence of Yamagata’s seasonal delights.
We prioritize sourcing fresh local produce and embrace sustainable practices to create unforgettable dining experiences that honor nature’s bounty.
Immerse yourself in our warm and inviting space, and join us on a gastronomic journey that celebrates craftsmanship, the beauty of the changing seasons, and the joy of savoring remarkable flavors. 

eat local, feel the earth

Honoring nature's blessings, preserving Yamagata's culinary culture for the next generation.

Japan’s diverse geology, seasons, ocean currents, and rivers have given rise to unique culinary traditions in each region. With deep respect for nature and the farmers who nourish us, we are committed to enhancing Yamagata’s food culture, cultivated by its climate and cultural nuances. With curiosity and skill, we aim to refine and pass this legacy onto future generations.

Japan’s diverse regions offer exceptional ingredients, easily enjoyed at home today. Yet, our restaurant beckons as more than a culinary experience. It is an invitation to immerse yourself in ingredient stories, culinary finesse, and tranquil settings.
We prioritize locally-sourced produce, honoring native ecosystems and supporting nearby producers.
Amidst Yamagata’s renowned bounty, we prompt reflection on modern abundance.

Notice of Price Revision

Thank you for your continued patronage of SHOTOEN.
Due to the recent increase in the cost of raw materials, transportation costs driven by rising oil prices, and higher electricity rates, we must inform you of an upcoming change to our course menu prices effective from July 2024.
We have strived to maintain our prices through various efforts, aiming to provide the best quality ingredients in our dishes. However, due to the aforementioned reasons, it has become difficult to sustain our current pricing. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding.
We remain committed to enhancing the quality of our cuisine and service to ensure your satisfaction. We hope for your continued support.

Details of Price Revision
Effective Date: From Reservations Starting July 1, 2024

Lunch Courses

  • ¥2,500 course (incl. tax) ⇒ ¥2,800 (incl. tax)
  • ¥3,500 course (incl. tax) ⇒ ¥3,800 (incl. tax)
  • ¥5,000 course (incl. tax) ⇒ ¥5,500 (incl. tax)
  • ¥8,000 course (incl. tax) ⇒ ¥8,800 (incl. tax)

Dinner Courses

  • ¥6,600 course (incl. tax) ⇒ ¥7,000 (incl. tax)
  • ¥8,800 course (incl. tax) ⇒ ¥9,800 (incl. tax)
  • [New] Seasonal Course (Limited Quantity) ¥12,000 (incl. tax)

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


Private Room Reservation Information

SHOTOEN offers private rooms in a beautifully renovated building that retains the charm of traditional Sukiya architecture. Our private rooms, originally designed as tea rooms, feature authentic elements such as a mizuya (preparation area) and a hearth. Each room accommodates up to 8 guests, making it ideal for family gatherings, milestone celebrations, and ceremonies like Okuizome and Shichi-Go-San. We also provide high chairs to ensure a comfortable dining experience for families with children.
Relax and enjoy special moments with your loved ones in a peaceful setting, complete with views of the changing seasons through our windows.


  • Capacity: 4 to 8 guests
  • Available for courses starting at ¥5,500 (incl. tax)
    ※For courses under ¥5,500 (incl. tax), a private room fee of ¥2,000 (incl. tax) applies


  • Capacity: 3 to 8 guests
  • Available for courses starting at ¥9,800 (incl. tax)

※ Please note that we have only one private room, and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We appreciate your understanding.

Seasonal Menu - July

◇ Hamo stick sushi with fresh ginger rice

Seasonal hamo (pike eel) is grilled over a wood fire while being basted with a sweet and spicy sauce simmered with sansho pepper. The sushi is made with rice cooked in an earthenware pot, combined with fresh ginger pickled in sweet vinegar. The sansho pepper berries placed between the hamo and the rice add a sharp, spicy accent. This dish is served in a wooden box that captures the aroma of the wood fire, brought directly to your table. Enjoy the flavors of summer.

– Wood-Fire Chef: Goto Itsuki

※ Available exclusively in our limited-time dinner course in June.


  • Dates:
    ~end of July

  • Time:
    18:00–21:30 (Last Order: 19:30)

※Reservation required
※Cancellations must be made by phone after reservation.
※Cancellation fees:

  •  Previous business day: 50% meal charge
  • Same day: 100% meal charge

Reservation is required for our lunch service

To avoid wasting the valuable ingredients provided by our producers, SHOTOEN operates on a full reservation basis and reservations are required to be made at least one business day in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Reservations can be made through the reservation page link provided below or by phone.
☎︎ 023-622-4743

【This months event(s)】

『French Wine』
Sommelier Ishizawa’s Wine Seminar Day

Starting in July, we will hold a monthly “Wine Seminar Day,” where you can enjoy SHOTOEN’s dinner and taste wine while learning basic knowledge from our sommelier. The theme for July is “French Wine.” Sommelier Ishizawa will speak at each table, ensuring even beginners can feel at ease. Join us to learn and enjoy the perfect pairing with SHOTOEN’s cuisine.

◆ date:

  • 1st Session: July 26 (Friday)
  • 2nd Session: August 30 (Friday)
  • Scheduled for the last Friday of each month

◆ time: 

  • Session 1: 18:00~
  • Session 2: 18:30~
  • Session 3: 19:00~

◆ participation fee:

  • 10,000 yen (tax included)

◆ included:

  • Short course meal: cheese, appetizer, fish dish, meat dish, dessert
  • Four glasses of pairing wine
  • Textbook