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My Favorite Sushi Restaurant in the Heart of Kyoto In Kyoto, there are two Sushi restaurants which I love the most – one is Azuma Sushi and the other one is Maruman. Maruman is conveniently situated near the crossing of Shijo Street and Kawaramachi Street – one of the busiest intersections in Kyoto. It is …

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Nishio Yatsuhashi-no-Sato

Restaurant & Cafe Operated by “Yatsuhashi” Confectionery Nishio is one of the oldest confectioneries in Kyoto, having been specialized in “Yatsuhashi” which is a baked cinnamon-flavored cookie made from rice flour and sugar. While staying as one of the leading Yatsuhashi suppliers, they opened a casual Japanese restaurant & cafe in 2013 next to their …

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Yoshimura Soba Restaurant

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Perfect Soba Noodle Restaurant Yoshimura is my most favorite Soba noodle restaurant (& Izakaya) in Kyoto. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, and they have been loved by Japanese people for a long time since Edo period. Soba is one of the very affordable Japanese comfort foods – we see Soba noodle stands on …

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Sumide

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One of the Best BBQ Unagi Restaurants in Kyoto Perhaps Sumide can be ranked in 3 best BBQ “Unagi” (broiled fresh water Eel) restaurants in Kyoto. Unagi is more popular in Nagoya area, but still there are superb Unagi specialized restaurants outside of Nagoya. Why is Unagi of Sumide so good ? Several reasons… Reason …

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Hiro

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Best Quality Wagyu Beef BBQ Probably “Hiro” is one of the few best Wagyu Beef BBQ restaurants in Kyoto. There are 8 locations in Kyoto where you can eat their top notch beef and each of them delivers exactly the same quality foods and same level of services. The location I always pick is “Kiyamachi” …

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Tako Nyudo

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Local Favorite Izakaya in Kiyamachi Area One of my most favorite restaurants in Kyoto is “Tako Nyudo” (= Octopus Monster) located in “Kiyamachi” St. Very casual Izakaya type restaurant offering “Obanzai” dishes which are more like traditional home style comfort foods using local and seasonal ingredients. Comfort “Obanzai” Dishes & Octopus Featured Foods Tako Nyudo …