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.

À la carte dinner menu

We are excited to introduce À la carte dinners at SHOTOEN on select dates!
Experience Chef Matsuda’s seasonal vegetable appetizers and flavorful grilled meats from our wood-fired grill. Pair your meal with carefully selected wines by sommelier Ishizawa san or enjoy non-alcoholic options like our homemade syrups crafted by our talented pastry chef, Harada san.
We appreciate your support and look forward to warmly welcoming you to SHOTOEN.

À la carte dinners will be on alternate Saturdays. Reservations are required, and we accept bookings for individuals and larger groups (please check our business calendar for the scheduled dates).
Our doors open at 17:30, with the last order at 20:00. There is a cover charge of 500 yen per person.
If you need to cancel your reservation, kindly contact us by phone.

☎︎ 023-622-4743

Reservation is required for our lunch service

In order to minimize food waste and maximize the utilization of our producers’ precious ingredients, starting from January 12th (Thursday), we will implement a strict reservation-only policy for our lunch service.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation.

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


Mindfulness Meditation

update: event fully booked for Friday, July 21, 2023.

Join us for a mindfulness meditation session from 10:00-11:30, followed by a delicious lunch from 11:30-13:00.
Participation fee is 4,500 yen (meal included).

Tsuchi no Utage – Summer Edition

August 5th (Saturday)

Session 1: 12:00 – 14:30
※Fully booked with 30 attendees. Waiting list for cancellations available.

Session 2: 12:00 – 14:30
※Fully booked with 30 attendees. Waiting list for cancellations available.

Participation Fee: 8,800 yen (includes food and 10 wine tickets)

※ Please note that the number of wine tickets provided may vary depending on the selection of wines.

※ Additional wine tickets can be purchased separately.

※ If you are placed on the waiting list, we will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available.


<Guest Chef>

Umui – Aromatic Cuisine (Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Restaurant)

<Guest wineries>
Ms. Noriko Kishitaira, President and Cultivation & Brewing Manager at Takeda Winery (Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture), Mr. Hayato Kanahara, Wine Business General Manager at Woody Farm & Winery (Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture), Mr. Tomoaki Suzuki, President of Bellwood Vineyard (Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture), and Mr. Yohno Yano, Director and Brewing Manager at Grape Republic (Nanyo City, Yamagata Prefecture).

<Guest DJ>
DJ Ken Kawakami、DJ wozy (from nomad)


Experience the beauty of food, wine, and conversation as we bring together grape growers, winemakers, and chefs.

Enjoy delightful music while discovering the insights and passion behind their work.
Indulge in the perfect pairing of dishes and wines and immerse yourself in this captivating sensory journey.

■Culinary offerings

Experience a culinary delight with 15 dishes, highlighting vegetables and a tempting dessert.
 Umui will present 7 creations, while the SHOTOEN team offers 8 exquisite dishes.

“Revitalizing summer” is the theme, featuring a diverse menu to energize your body. 

Wine selection

Each winery will bring four recommended wines for you to enjoy. Experience a variety of flavors and styles as you sample their finest selections.



Cancellation Policy 

  • Cancellations made at least two business days in advance: no cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made one business day prior: 50% cancellation fee.
  • Same-day cancellations: 100% cancellation fee. (*Until August 3rd: no cancellation fee, on August 4th: 50% fee, same-day: 100% fee.)