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At this izakaya (Japanese tavern) in a renovated old residence "machiya" that portrays the history of Kyoto, you can relax and enjoy obanzai, a traditional cuisine of Kyoto. It serves unpretentious home-cooked style meals made with local ingredients and seafood from the market. The menu, handwritten by the okami (female chef) every day, features a wide variety of dishes that can also be enjoyed in half portions. Within the obanzai of Kyoto, the food of this place has a generally strong taste, so it goes well with alcoholic beverages. The restaurant is a popular place visited by many people including tourists and locals.
- 728 Inabadou-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- Contact No.
- 5-min walk from Karasuma Station on Hankyu Kyoto Main Line, or, 5-min walk from Shijo Station on Kyoto Metro Karasuma Line.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average budget (/person): Dinner from 4,000 yen *Menu: Simmered Pork Belly 700 yen, Specialty Clam Ramen half 600 yen/ full 800 yen *Credit card accepted
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Renovated Machiya: a Historic Residence of Kyoto
The interior was renovated from an over 80-year-old machiya and has a typical Kyoto atmosphere with a historic feel. An attractive point of the restaurant is also that it is located in a hidden corner along a narrow alleyway. There are counter seats on the first floor, where pots filled with obanzai food line up in the front, and table seats on the second floor.
Melty Simmered Pork Belly with Crumbling Meat
The "melty simmered pork belly" (700 yen) is pork belly meat cut in chunky pieces and a boiled egg simmered in a dense sauce until it is soft. As the name suggests, the meat is so soft it can easily be cut with chopsticks and the smoothness of the sauce and egg go perfectly well together in this signature dish.
Order this at the End: Clam Ramen
The perfect dish to wrap up the dinner or some drinks is the "specialty Japanese-style clam ramen" (half portion 600 yen/ full portion 800 yen). This proud dish of Tsuzuri has many repeat fans, with its salt-based soup and a flavor extracted from the clams.