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Recommended authentic Chinese food to taste in Kyoto

[2023] 7 Recommended Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Kyoto

We have selected 7 Chinese restaurants where you can enjoy authentic taste. We will introduce you to authentic Chinese cuisine prepared by Chinese chefs and deep restaurants found in Kyoto's Little Chinatown. You're sure to discover local flavors you never knew existed!

1.[Chinese Cuisine Gaki] / Kitashirakawa

[Chinese Restaurant Goki], which mainly served Lanzhou ramen, will be renovated on January 1, 2023 with chef Chiang in the kitchen. The à la carte menu offers Sichuan cuisine, which he trained at a star hotel on the mainland, as well as dishes from Chiang's hometown of the Northeast. Taste traditional Sichuan cuisine flavored with Chinese chili peppers and deep Northeastern cuisine.

Chinese cuisine Goki's Sichuan-style pork and vegetable stew

Sichuan-style pork and vegetable stew 1080 yen. In addition to vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, cabbage, fungus, bamboo shoots, and thick vermicelli, it is filling.

Inside view of Chinese restaurant Aki

Chinese food Aki

  • Chinese food cow
  • 106-2 Ichijoji Tsukamotocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4-minute walk from the bus stop "Kamisucho/Uryuyama Gakuen Kyoto University of the Arts"
    11 minutes walk from Eiden “Chayama Station”
  • Tel.080-5635-6332

2.[Kyokaen] Affordable authentic menu / Yamanouchi

[Kyokaen] was opened in front of Randen Yamanouchi Station in 2020 by Mr. Wu, a chef who built his career at a restaurant in Kyoto, and Mr. Son, the owner. Mainly home-cooked dishes from the Tohoku region of China, but also dishes that are familiar to Japanese people, such as sweet and sour pork and chinjao loin, and all menu items are reasonably priced at less than 1,500 yen.

Refreshingly stir-fried seafood from Kyokaen

Freshly stir-fried seafood for 1,100 yen. A simple yet luxurious dish made with ingredients such as shrimp, broccoli, scallops, and squid stir-fried with salt.

Interior view of Kyokaen


  • Today's school
  • Yamayasu Building 1F, 49-3 Yamanouchi Nakahatacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1 minute walk from Randen Yamanouchi Station
  • Tel.075-754-6838

3.Try authentic street food at [Ina Kokuriya]/Kuinahashi

A street food restaurant where Mr. and Mrs. Aoyama warmly welcome you. It's popular with international students attending nearby schools and Chinese people looking for a taste of their hometown, and the wife says, ``99% of the customers are Chinese,'' and it's nice to know that they speak Japanese. You can casually enjoy authentic flavors such as spicy duck dishes and liangpi as if you were at a food stall.

Yina/Kochuri's Liangpi

Handmade noodles are smooth and chewy ryanpi (special Chinese cold noodles) 680 yen. It goes great with the spicy sauce and once you eat it, you'll be addicted to it.

Interior of Ina/Kochuri


  • Ina Kitchen
  • 50-32 Fukakusa Kanjinbashicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 10 minutes walk from Kuinabashi Subway Station
  • Tel.075-756-3573

4.You can casually enjoy skewered hot pot [Authentic Sichuan skewered hot pot Gyuka Hachiba] / Kiyamachi

The owner, Mr. Chou, brought the Sichuan street food ``kushi-nabe'' to Kyoto, saying, ``I want Japanese people to know about it,'' which is a Sichuan street food that is still relatively unknown in Japan. After selecting your favorite hot pot soup, choose your favorite skewers and put them in the pot. Enjoy the stewed skewers with the special sauce full of condiments.

Authentic Sichuan skewer hot pot Gyuka Hachiba course

Course starts from 3,850 yen per person. The most popular soup is the combination of traditional soup and tomatoes. About 50 kinds of ingredients are ready for skewers

Interior view of authentic Sichuan skewered hotpot Niuhua Yaba

Authentic Sichuan skewered hotpot Niuhua Yaba

  • Honbashi Senku Shinabe Gyuukahachiba
  • SAKIZO Kiyamachi Building 3F, 215 Nabeyacho, Shijo Agaru, Higashikiyamachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-585-5225

5.I want to stuff my cheeks with a big mouth [Old Gun Pork Manju] piping hot steamed bun / Kuinabashi

Peking pork buns are made by an experienced chef who has been working in mainland China for over 30 years. Beijing-style pork buns are quite rare in Japan, and are characterized by their easy-to-eat size of about 5cm. Enjoy the authentic Beijing traditional way of eating pork buns with stewed liver and offal dishes.

Beijing pork buns from Laohou pork buns

The inside is filled with juicy pork bean paste that has been thickly cooked with Chinese soy sauce. 120 yen per piece of Beijing pork bun

old gun pork bun

old gun pork bun

  • Watanabe buns
  • November 30, 2022 open
  • 19-6 Takedakubo-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4 minutes walk from Kuinabashi Subway Station
  • Tel.075-279-0678

6.Enjoy Sichuan Cuisine at Lao Chongqing Kawanakan, where you'll feel like you're in the area / Kuinabashi

When you step into the store, you can hear Chinese. ``I hope international students who are working hard in Japan can feel the warmth of their hometown,'' says the owner, Mr. Honglian, who serves Sichuan cuisine that recreates local flavors while keeping the spiciness to a minimum. In addition to dishes that are familiar in Japan, the menu also includes items that are hard to find, such as Kaimi Hijiko (pork elbow meat) and Hakuinton (pork tongue meat).

Chongqing Old Chongqing River Cabbage Pavilion

Kaimi Hijiko 2030 yen. The pork elbow meat served on a large plate has a lot of presence. Fall in love with tender and juicy meat

Old Chongqing River Vegetable Hall interior view

old chongqing river vegetable hall

  • Rouju Kei Sensaikan
  • Room 1F-A, Meishin Building, 1-18 Fukakusa Nishiura-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 minutes walk from Kuinabashi Subway Station
  • Tel.075-286-4197

7.A traditional bowl of [Lanzhou Beef Ramen] loved throughout China / Nishijin

Lanzhou Beef Noodles, a specialty of China's Lanzhou region, is the signature menu item. The owner, Mr. Shun, who is from China and was the head chef at the popular Hyakumanben restaurant, carefully prepares each bowl of Lanzhou ramen while keeping in mind the basics of Lanzhou ramen: ``Issei, Nihaku, Sanko, Four Greens, and Five Yellows.'' Also pay attention to the dynamic noodle making process that can be seen from the kitchen window.

Lanzhou Beef Ramen from Lanzhou Beef Ramen

Lanzhou Beef Ramen Noodles (regular size) with a light and rich flavor for 850 yen. Homemade chili oil, beef, radish, and coriander are added to the clear and beautiful soup.

Interior view of Lanzhou Beef Ramen

Lanzhou beef ramen

  • Ranshugyu Nikramen
  • June 6, 2022 open
  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo Ward
  • 2 minutes walk from the bus stop “Omiya Nakauri”
  • Tel.080-7834-9576
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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