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The latest in 2021] Recommended Hot Pot Dishes in Kyoto

[2021 Latest] 9 Recommended Nabe Dishes in Kyoto

Kyoto's unique nabe dishes, such as yakuzen nabe, suppon nabe, duck nabe, and chanko-nabe, are all very appealing. Many of them can be purchased in private rooms or by mail order, so be sure to take advantage of them for different occasions. You will forget how cold it is outside if you savor them while enjoying them with your hands in your pockets!

1.KAMEHACHI HONTEN, a specialty restaurant specializing in motsunabe made with carefully selected ingredients / Ponto-cho, Kyoto, Japan

Located at the end of an alley in Pontocho, this restaurant specializes in motsunabe (hot pot) using Omi beef hosono. The soup is so delicious that you will want to drink it all up.

Motsu-nabe at Kamehachi Motsu-nabe Specialty Restaurant

Pride of Shiro," made with Kyoto Ginjo white miso and Omi beef hormone, is 1529 yen per person. The soup, which combines the aroma of broth, the flavor of Omi beef, and the richness of white miso, becomes deeper as it simmers.

Kyoto Motsu Nabe Specialty Restaurant Kamehachi Honten

  • Kyomotsunabe Senmonten Kamehachi Honten
  • 185-3 Zaimoku-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 8 minutes walk from Sanjo Station, Keihan
  • Tel. 075-213-0729
  • 17:00-24:00
  • Semi-private rooms available, mail order available

2.Tatkang Mari with concentrated chicken flavor [Hanokan Gusantoko] / Kiyomizu Gojo

This is an authentic Korean restaurant run by the owner, Mr. Goo. The restaurant is known for its authentic yet comforting cuisine, and its most popular dish is takganmari, a dish in which a whole chicken is stewed.

Hanokan Gutto-san and this takkangmari

Tatkang Mari seasoned only with salt is 2,860 yen. Korean Mizutaki is a dish made by cooking a whole chicken in a pot of boiling water. Although simple, the soup is so tasty that you can drink it all up, and is very popular among women. A variety of toppings such as tteokbokki and Korean vermicelli are also available.

hanok (Korean-style house) Gusan Ko

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  • 406 Honjinmei-cho, Gojo-agaru, Tominokoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 minutes on foot from Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo Station
  • Tel. 075-744-1787
  • 12:00~14:30 (LO/14:00)

3.Gyoza hotpot at Rakesenro to recharge your energy with spiciness and flavor / Karasuma

This Chinese restaurant, started by the previous owner who hails from Harbin, offers a signature menu of sui-gyoza, handmade from the skin based on a local family recipe. The hot pot is as popular as the dumplings.

Gyoza hot pot at Raksenro

Popular gyoza hot pot. The pork belly course is 3,500 yen per person, and the lamb course is 4,000 yen per person (each from 2 people; photo shows 3 people). The sesame oil broth is combined with 11 kinds of condiments and sauces to find your favorite taste.


  • Rakusenro
  • 37, Motoyakkojo-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Higashinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • 3 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel. 075-351-4900
  • 11:30-14:30, 17:30-22:00
  • mail-order available

4.[Chanko-ya Ozeki] serves hot pot with rice for victory provided by a former sumo wrestler / Saiin

Sumo Tea House Ozeki has been a local favorite in Kyoto for about 30 years. The dashi (broth), prepared by the owner, a former sumo wrestler, is a light Kyoto-style blend of kombu (kelp) and shavings, which enhances the flavor of the ingredients.

Chanko-nabe at Chanko-ya Ozeki

The restaurant's signature dish is a hearty chanko-nabe hot pot. Based on a light Kyoto-style broth, the menu includes sesame paste chanko (soy sauce) for 2,420 yen per person, kimchi chanko for 2,640 yen, and miso chanko for 2,530 yen.

Chanko-ya Ozeki

  • Chanko Restaurant Oozeki
  • 19-21 Mibudoinouchi-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from Hankyu "Saiin" station
  • Tel. 075-323-0880
  • 17:30-22:30
  • mail-order available

5.The owner of "Kamo Mitsufuji" serves a variety of duck hot pot / Kyoto Gosho area

A restaurant specializing in duck cuisine where the owner, a duck lover, shows you the charm of duck. You can enjoy a variety of duck dishes such as duck hot pot, shabu-shabu, and sukiyaki using Tanba-grown duck.

Duck Mitsufuji's duck hot pot

The duck nabe uses tame duck from Tamba, which has a unique sweetness that melts into the broth and enhances the flavor of the meat and vegetables. The duck hot pot course starts at 4,796 yen per person.

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  • 299 Tawaraya-cho, Tominokoji Nishiiru, Isikawa-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 min. walk from "Marutamachi" subway station.
  • Tel. 075-256-1158
  • 17:00-22:00 (last entry at 20:30)
  • Private room available

6.Natchpok at Demachi Stand, an exquisitely spicy and addictive dish / Demachiyanagi

The restaurant specializes in grilled pork and hot pot with a Korean flavor. In particular, natchpokbokkun is a specialty dish that centers on long-armed octopus dressed with a special miso paste containing chili peppers and other ingredients, and is served with pork and vegetables.

Natchipokkun at Demachi Stand

Nachpokkun, stir-fried long-armed octopus with chili miso and garlic, 1,280 yen per person. The exquisite spiciness is sure to become addictive. Fried rice for dinner is 580 yen, and udon noodles are 200 yen.

Demachi stand

  • Demachi stand
  • 317-4 Omiya-cho, Kawaramachi-dori Imadegawa-shita, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4 minutes walk from Keihan "Demachiyanagi Station"
  • Tel.075-256-7272
  • 17:30-23:30 (Food LO/23:00)

7.[Kyoto-style udon sukiyaki at Gontaro is a refined taste / Kawaramachi, Tokyo

[Located near Nishiki Market. The specialty of this restaurant, Gontaro nabe, is to be enjoyed in the old-fashioned sukiya-style restaurant established in 1908. The broth is made by skilled craftsmen and is characterized by its beautiful amber color.

Udon suki at Gontaro's main restaurant

Aromatic broth made from the finest kelp from Hokkaido and three types of dried bonito knots brings out the flavor of fresh seafood and vegetables in this Gontaro nabe. Finish with a bowl of udon noodles that goes down your throat. 4,500 yen and up per person.

Gontaro Main Store

  • Gontaro Honten
  • Shijo-agaru, Mawagaya-cho-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel. 075-221-5810
  • 11:00-21:30 (LO/21:00)
  • Private rooms available, mail order available

8.Full of collagen! [Suppon hot pot at Tsubakuro Suppon Shokudo / Kawaramachi

In a picturesque location overlooking the Kamo River, this restaurant offers suppon, which are considered a luxury food, at a reasonable price. The round hot pot with elegant taste is 2,500 yen per person.

Tsubakuro Suppon Shokudo's Round Pot

This is a reasonably priced nabe dish of suppon (soft-shelled turtle) from Nagasaki. In addition to the round hot pot for 2,500 yen, the restaurant also offers a yakuzen (Chinese herbal) round hot pot for 2,900 yen that combines spices and Chinese herbs. There is also a wide selection of sake that goes well with suppon dishes.

Tsubakuro Suppon Restaurant

  • Camellia japonica 'Tsubakuro Sukonoshido' (cultivar of common camellia)
  • 4F Kiyamachi Junction, 516 Kamiosaka-cho, Sanjo-agaru, Kiyamachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae subway station
  • Tel. 075-251-0234
  • 17:00-23:00
  • Semi-private rooms available, mail order available

9.Detoxify your body with a delicious yakuzen hot pot [Soshoku Cafe Ren] / Shijo Omiya

A Taiwanese vegetarian restaurant that does not use any animal products, white sugar, or five pungent roots (leek, chives, etc.). Many vegetarian and vegan foreign customers visit the restaurant, creating an international atmosphere.

Yakuzen Hot Pot at Ren's Eating Cafe

The yakuzen nabe (hot pot), available in four varieties, is priced at 1980 yen and includes brown rice, three side dishes, and a drink. Boost your metabolism and immune system while eating delicious Chinese herbal soup. The photo shows curry flavor.


  • Soshoku Cafe Len
  • 12-7 Mibu-Bojo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from Hankyu "Omiya" station
  • Tel. 075-496-8182
  • 11:30-15:30 (LO/15:00), 17:30-20:00 (LO/19:00)
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