Chef Arash Sodagaran was born in 1982 in Neyshaboor, Iran. While he was teenage and still studying, he started working as a chef assistant in his free time after school. He has experience working in several famous restaurants in Iran's capital, Tehran, such as Hani and Nayeb. After finishing school, he attended many food workshops and courses. In particular,he studied Hotel Housekeeping in Hotel Evin and successfully got his diploma. 

In 2009 he moved to Kyoto, Japan. Later he held several jobs in Persian & Indian restaurants in both Kyoto and Tokyo. During this time he also learned Japanese and English languages and now speaks both fluently. 

Finally he opened Arash's Kitchen in 2013 in Kyoto. Due to his hard work and talent, Arash's Kitchen is now very popular and among the top three restaurants in Kyoto for the past two years. [Ref: TripAdvisor]

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Store Information


  • Average amount spent

    Lunch: 750~ yen Dinner: 2000~ yen

  • Accepted credit cards

    available(VISA, Master, UC, Amex, DC, DINERS, JCB, NC, UFJ, CUP)

  • Electronic money

    available(Rakuten Edy, WAON, Suica, PASMO, nanaco, ICOCA, iD, QUICPay, ApplePay)

  • QR Code Settlement

    LINE Pay, Grant treasure (Alipay), Weishin (WeChat Pay)


  • Smoking/non-smoking

    An ordinance to prevent passive smoking came into effect as from April 1, 2020. Please contact the restaurant for the correct information.

        Seating Information

  • Total number of seats   

  •  60 seats

  • Private rooms                 

  •  None

  • Tatami mat rooms         

  •  None

  • Counter seat                     

  • Yes

  • Terrace seat                     

  •  Yes

  • Chartering


  • Great nighttime view seat



  • Free Wi-Fi 

  • Parking

    None(There is coin parking in the neighborhood.)

  • TV / Projector


  • English menu