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Saiseki Chimoto is a casual restaurant opened by a renowned Kyoto cuisine restaurant with 300 years of history since its establishment, in the hopes for people to enjoy authentic Kyoto cuisine in a more accessible manner. Here, you can be relaxed and appreciate fancy traditional Kyoto cuisine in a cozy space with mainly counter seats. Lunch is at affordable prices and the monthly-changing Irodori Tenshin (3,024 yen incl.tax) has over 15 different foods of Kyoto cuisine filled in cute dishes. One of their specialties is Tamago Horaku, a delicacy very similar to a soufflé.
- 116 Saito-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- Contact No.
- 2-min walk from Gion-Shijo Station on Keihan Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed irregularly twice a month
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Other Information
- *Average budget (/person): Lunch from 2,000 yen, dinner from 8,000 yen *Menu: Irodori Tenshin 3,024 yen (incl.tax)
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Casual Restaurant with Mainly Counter Seats
The inside is mainly counter seats where you can casually enjoy authentic Kyoto cuisine even if you are alone. It is a clean and quiet typical Japanese atmosphere with a warmth of wood. It's also a great place for tourists to stop by, to have a relaxed meal of traditional Kyoto cuisine.
Irodori Tenshin, a Lunch Filled with Kyoto Cuisine (3,024 yen incl.tax)
There are over 15 types of vividly colorful Kyoto cuisine dishes stuffed inside this cute little red box with a lid. The ingredients change every month, using seasonal ingredients typical of Kyoto. The lunch comes with rice, miso soup and dessert.
Specialty Dish Tamago Horaku, Just Like a Soufflé
Tamago Horaku, which comes with all of the lunch courses, is this place's specialty dish modified from chawanmushi, a Japanese dish made out of eggs with added soup stock and steamed in a cup. This is a delicacy you cannot eat anywhere else, fluffy like a soufflé and slightly sweet.