• Aug 24, 20Food
    DOWN THE STAIRS | “Bento” (take-out) Service

    From Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 DOWN THE STAIRS will begin a “bento” (take-out) service. Simple and conscious of a healthy lifestyle, our menus are always selected so you can taste the ingredients of the season. Every Tuesday through Friday our bentos will be available from our store window. We also accept reservations.

    <Bento for DOWN THE STAIRS>
    All menus are different every day as the bentos are also made for all of our ARTS&SCIENCE staff. The main dish consists of fish or meat, accompanied by three types of side dishes, mainly vegetables. We strive to use ingredients as natural as possible such as seasonal vegetables, fish that is wild-caught, meat that is made without medicine, and carefully curated seasonings. Similar to the idea of how our clothes come into contact with the skin, we want people to eat our foods that are easy on the body, safe, and delicious. We present to you a bento born from the ideology of ARTS&SCIENCE.

    ¥1,500(without tax)/ Every Tuesday ~ Friday

    *From 12:00 – 14:00, our reception (window of DTS) will be open. For earlier take-out requests, please contact our store.
    *Our main dish consists of the following: Tuesdays and Thursdays – fish, Fridays – meat, and Wednesdays – curry (+ once a month a vegetarian menu)
    *Please see our monthly menu schedule here.
    *We have restrictions on the number of bentos available per day.
    *We accept 15 bentos maximum for reservations made a least one week in advance.*Credit card minimum is 10,000 JPY.
    *At this time, only our bentos are for sale. Other DTS foods/snacks/culinary items are not for sale.



  • Oct 12, 18Event

    SUPPER CLUB NO.29 is taking place at DOWN THE STAIRS from Sunday October 21st to Tuesday October 23rd for a limited period of 3 days.

    For our 29th SUPPER CLUB, we welcome the chef, Sota Atsumi from the long-established CLOWN BAR in Paris. Atsumi’s dishes which combines gastronomy and techniques were highly popular during our previous SUPPER CLUB in 2015. After thorough preparations, Atsumi will be opening his restaurant MAISON in January 2019. For the coming SUPPER CLUB, we welcome Rikako Kobayashi, who worked with Atsumi as patissier at CLOWN BAR, to present KISSA* MAISON. The event will feature French sweets made from ingredients of the season to pair them with natural wines. 5 dessert dishes - including savory desserts – will also be available as a la carte dishes. CLOWN BAR’s iconic dish will also be back. Please come and enjoy this exclusive chance to enjoy MAISON’s desserts prior to its opening.

    *Kissa = coffee parlour

    2018.10.21(Sun.) ー 23(Tue.) / 14:00 – 21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
    Rikako Kobayashi was born in Gunma in 1987. After graduating from a cookery school, Kobayashi started her career at the restaurant TATERU YOSHINO. She moved to Paris at the age of 23 and worked at restaurants such as AGAPE and DAVID TOUTAIN in Paris. At CLOWN BAR, Kobayashi took the role of chef-patissier. She is also the patissier at Atsumi’s new restaurant MAISON which will open next January.


  • Jul 27, 18Event
    SUPPER CLUB No.27 | Dessert with a drink

    MERCI BAKE is coming to DOWN THE STAIRS. For this SUPPER CLUB event, we bring you 4 types of desserts and drinks in pairs developed by MERCI MAKE. Each pair consists of a dessert “dish” which evokes elaborate desserts served at restaurants and a matching drink to form a perfect “pairing”. They will bring out the best of each other to create a unique and savory experience.

    It is the first time for DOWN THE STAIRS to host this type of event so we are excited to see what happens. Baked goods, MERCI BAKE’s specialty, and granolas blended for A&S will also be available for sale. We look forward to your visit.

    SUPPER CLUB No.27 | Dessert with a drink
    2018.8.3 (Fri.) – 8.5 (Sun.) / 15:00 – 21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
    ○We will not be taking any reservations during the event.○In order to allow more people to enjoy this event, the order will be limited to one dish per person.○Please kindly refrain from queuing to prevent causing any disturbances to the neighborhood. We will be handing out numbered tickets during peak hours.
    MERCI BAKE is a French confectionery shop produced by the patissier, Shota Tashiro. After working as patissier in France and various hotels and restaurants in Tokyo, Tashiro opened his own store on the street facing the shopping arcade of Shoin Jinja Dori in Setagaya, Tokyo. Since the opening of his store in 2014, Tashiro continues to pursue simple yet unforgettable flavors which directly appeal to one’s senses. Instagram
    SUPPER CLUB is a food related activity at ARTS&SCIENCE whose aim is to create a one and only food experience in collaboration with creators of “food”. We will be bringing you various events on an irregular base to present you with special moments along with truly delicious dishes.


  • Jun 29, 18Food
    IGLU HYŌKA | Popsicle for A&S

    Coming again this summer is the popsicles from Iglu Hyōka, Kamakura based frozen sweets store.
    There will be two flavors available. One is the roasted green tea from famous Rishouen added to an adzuki bean often used in the store. Another is a melon flavor using a fresh Japanese melon. Both specially made for A&S.

    Exclusively available in Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto from July 1st, this time only
    Hope you can come and have a taste.

    2018.7.1(Sun.) 〜
    Popsicle for A&S
    Hojicha-azuki, Melon
    400 yen (+ tax)
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.


  • Sep 26, 17Information
    Notice from A&S

    We appreciate your constant patronage to ARTS&SCIENCE.We are afraid that DOWN THE STAIRS will be closed temporarily from Sunday, October 1st due to the maintenance towards the renewal.Regarding a reopen, it is to be announced on our website.We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience, but we ask for your kind understanding.


    • * Regarding the other store, will be open as usual.


  • Sep 25, 17Food
    This Week’s Lunch Menu

    Lunch menu from Tuesday, September 26th – Sunday, September 30th. We look forward to your visit.

    25 (MON) Close
    26 (TUE) Bowl of rice topped with chicken and eggs / Today’s curry
    27 (WED) Fried cod with Vietnam sauce / Today’s curry
    28 (THU) Chinese pepper steak / Today’s curry
    29 (FRI) Tuna pickled in Korean style / Today’s curry
    30 (SAT) Sandwich plate / Daily lunch

    • * The menu will not be available once the ingredients are finished.
    • * The menu is prior to change without advance information.


  • Aug 9, 17Food
    A&S | Verrine
    1P / 600 yen (+ tax)
    • * Please contact our stores or get in touch with us from our contact form for more detail.
    • * Please note that the item which you are interested in may not be available due to the changing daily stock situation.


  • Aug 1, 17Food
    Ice Shop -kûna-

    The traveling shaved ice vendor <-kûna-> is back in DOWN THE STAIRS for the first time in two years. What is most attracting about the shaved ice of kûna is the syrup with the natural flavor of fruit, without having to use the coloring or spices. You will be able to savor the increased amount of the soft ice and the overflowing freshness of fruit syrup as much as you like. Please come and cool yourself in this everlasting hot weather.

    Orange      550 yen (+ tax)
    Grapefruit  550 yen (+ tax)
    Strawberry       600 yen (+ tax)
    White peach        600 yen (+ tax)
    2017.8.20 (Sun) / 12:00 – 17:00