Built in 1894 for the residence of F. Bishop, the grand structure is a western-style house which became a restaurant in 1945 when a prestigious chef from China opened Totenkaku. Totenkaku Royal Chinese Restaurant is the only place in Japan where you can enjoy the finest Chinese cuisine in an environment that blends Chinese and European styles with the history and tradition of Japan in a unique harmony of cultures. With high ceilings, plush deep red carpets, exquisite Chinese décor, beautiful artwork and ornate draperies, dining at Totenkaku is an inimitable luxurious experience.

About the Restaurant

Totenkaku is located in one of the oldest and most historic western-style buildings in Kitano (Ijinkan). Totenkaku’s highly-skilled chef uses the freshest and highest quality ingredients and carefully prepares the finest Chinese cuisine to soothe your heart and soul. We serve an extensive selection of a la carte dishes, various courses of Chinese cuisine, in addition to an array of aromatic floral teas served in elegant transparent teapots.

Restaurant Information

【Restaurant name】Totenkaku
【Seating capacity】150-200 people. Private rooms available for reservations for 2-63 people.
【Open】Everyday (except for the end and start of the New Year)
【Smoking】Separate smoking and non-smoking areas
【Ideal for】Lunch or dinner for family, friends, couples, dates, parties, celebrations, entertaining guests, meetings, or get-togethers with co-workers.


【Dress code】
No dress code, but formal wear is preferred.
Reservations accepted anytime until 3 days before date of reservation (with payment beforehand via Paypal or credit card)
【Payment method】
Cash, Credit card (VISA, JCB, AMEX, DINERS)


Chinese food, Chinese cuisine, Beijing cuisine, Madarin cuisine, Royal Chinese restaurant
Japan, Kobe, tourist spot, Kobe Ijinkan
Royal Chinese Restaurant, Kobe, Chinese cuisine, Lunch or dinner in a historical atmosphere