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.

Seasonal Menu - May

Introducing our May Firewood Cuisine:

◇ Yamagata Beef and Bamboo Shoots Grilled Over Firewood, with Fermented Tomato and Mountain Delicacies

Experience the robust flavors of firewood-grilled beef, paired with a broth made from beef marrow and fermented tomato. Enjoy seasonal bamboo shoots, both gently simmered and crisply grilled.

– Chef Sho Matsuda

Available exclusively in our limited-time dinner course starting May 2nd (Thursday).

  • Dates:
    May 2nd (Thursday) onwards
    *Limited to 6 guests per day

  • 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

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

Mindfulness meditation session from 10:00-11:30,
followed by a delicious lunch from 11:30-13:00.

Participation fee: 4,500 yen (meal included).