Dusit Thani Kyoto, the latest luxury offering from Thailand’s premier hotel group, Dusit International, celebrated its grand opening on 1 September.
This new gem showcases Dusit’s hallmark of Thai-inspired hospitality, enriched by sumptuous dining and wellness experiences.
The highlight is Ayatana, a fine-dining venue curated by celebrated Thai chefs Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava and Dylan Jones. The duo previously earned accolades, including a Michelin Star, for their Bangkok restaurant, Bo.Ian.
Ayatana blends Thai and Japanese cultures to offer a multisensory culinary journey. Rooted in Buddhist philosophy, the name refers to the six senses, all of which are woven into the dining experience.
Guests begin their immersion with a fragrant Japanese fan and a traditional handwashing ritual with Thai herbs. The gastronomic adventure then takes off with dishes paying homage to Kyoto’s bounty and Buddhist monks’ dining tradition.
The menu showcases Thai family-style dinner, with highlights such as Nashi pear with sweet prawn and Peneang curry of short ribs. Beverages include an upcoming food-based mocktail selection in partnership with Chiang Mai’s Intangible cocktail bar.
Set in Kyoto’s Hanganji Monzen-machi district, Dusit Thani Kyoto provides guests an unforgettable dining journey. Ayatana is open daily, except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reservations are essential.