In the Fall of 2024, Noma Makes its Anticipated Return to Kyoto. Reservations Open on May 14th.

In Spring 2023, the globally renowned restaurant ‘Noma’ hosted a highly successful residency at Ace Hotel Kyoto, and will return to Kyoto from October 8th to December 18th, spanning 10 weeks in Fall 2024.

Noma is a restaurant from Denmark that has been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant five times in the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list. Head chef and founder, René Redzepi, is known for creating innovative dishes that enthrall food enthusiasts worldwide and inspiring an entire generation of chefs. In the past, Noma has hosted pop-up restaurants in Tokyo (2015), Sydney (Australia, 2016), and Tulum (Mexico, 2017). The last ‘Noma Kyoto’ residency, held from March to May 2023, saw reservations for the entire 10-week duration filled expeditiously, attracting visitors from around the globe and achieving tremendous success. *The previous article covering Noma’s first Kyoto residency can be found here

Photo Ditte Isager

With the first residency held in Spring, the second will span from Autumn to Winter. René Redzepi and the Noma team sought to experience Kyoto in a different and special season. The resulting menu echoes the vibrant colors of the season, transitioning from the early hues of autumn as leaves turn fiery red, to the deeper shades of late autumn, and the picturesque scenes of falling leaves. Noma will serve a unique tasting menu inspired by Kyoto’s distinct ingredients and culinary history. René Redzepi expressed excitement to forage for wild foods, dive into peak crab season, and explore new autumnal ingredients. Patrons can expect innovative presentations utilizing the abundant autumn harvest. Undoubtedly, even those who have experienced Noma before will be filled with curiosity and anticipation.

René Redzepi, head chef and owner of Noma.

“Our first stay in Kyoto was one of the most unforgettable times we’ve ever had as a team, and we cannot wait to return this fall to keep learning, to see our friends again, and to experience everything autumn has to offer. We’re so happy to continue building our relationship with Ace Hotel Kyoto and the team that made us feel at home.”

Brad Wilson, Atelier Ace/Ace Hotel Group CEO

“We feel incredibly honored to partner with René and the entire noma team for their fourth global residency. Built upon a shared reverence for craft and artistry, as well as a deep respect for culinary traditions long practiced in Japan, the collaboration will bring an incomparable gastronomic experience to the city over its 10-week span. In noma, we recognize a kindred spirit of innovation and risk-taking. We look forward to hosting them and inviting guests to experience their visionary approach to food and fine dining”

Indulging in Noma’s innovative cuisine made from seasonal ingredients offers not just a sensory delight but also a profound experience of Kyoto’s autumnal charm. With widespread interest expected from food enthusiasts worldwide, securing reservations could prove challenging. Information will be sent via email to those subscribed to Noma’s newsletter by May 7th. To ensure you receive all updates on reservation details, we recommend subscribing in advance to stay updated and not miss out on any announcements.

Reservation Start on May 14th

Reservations for Noma Kyoto start on May 14, 2024 (Tuesday) at 20:00 (Japan time). Meal reservations can be made through a private link sent via Noma’s newsletter.

Ace Hotel Kyoto will also have their own seasonal offer: the Noma Kyoto & Ace Hotel Kyoto Accommodation package, which includes a stay with a table for two at Noma Kyoto. Reservations for the Noma accommodation package will commence on a dedicated page of Ace Hotel’s website.

■ Overview of The Noma Kyoto & Ace Hotel Kyoto accommodation package
Period: October 8th, 2024 (Tuesday) to December 18th, 2024 (Wednesday), with business hours every week from Monday to Thursday
Reservation: Acceptance starts from May 14th, 2024 (Tuesday) at 20:00 via the dedicated reservation site of Ace Hotel
Price: Two nights for two people at Ace Hotel Kyoto (with breakfast)
From ¥150,000 JPY / $995 USD / €919 EUR for two people (including service charge and tax) + meal cost for two people (The price of the room package does not include the cost of the noma reservation – see further below for price)
Conditions: Accommodation for two people for two nights is required to make a reservation for lunch or dinner. Meals are served the day after check-in, and seating is in communal table format (shared with other guests at large tables).
The Noma Kyoto & Ace Hotel Kyoto accommodation package includes:
 ● Two-night stay in a Deluxe King Room at Ace Hotel Kyoto
 ● Reservation rights for lunch or dinner for two people at Noma Kyoto (meal and drink charges at Noma Kyoto are separate)
 ● Breakfast every morning at Mr. Maurice’s Italian within the hotel

■ Dining at Noma Kyoto
Conditions: Advance reservation and pre-payment are required (only credit cards accepted)
Price: 840 euros per person (meal: 540 euros, beverage pairing: 300 euros) + 10% service charge *including consumption tax
 ● Acceptance will be on a first-come, first-served basis simultaneously worldwide starting from 20:00 Japan time on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.
 ● Prepayment is required for both dining and accommodation reservations.
 ● Reservations for dining at ‘Noma Kyoto’ are only accepted through Noma’s dedicated reservation link.
 ● Please subscribe to Ace Hotel’s newsletter A-list to receive notifications about the start of reservations and accommodation plans.
 ● Reservations for dining only will be available through newsletters distributed by Noma, and you can subscribe here.

Ace Hotel Kyoto
245-2 Kurumaya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

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