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Nishiki Market recommended gourmet food

[2023] 9 recommended gourmet dishes at Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market, also known as "Kyoto's kitchen," is a 390-meter long shopping street that is famous not only among Kyoto residents, but also as a tourist attraction that attracts visitors from all over Japan and abroad. With 400 years of history, the market offers fresh fish, processed foods, and ingredients used in Kyoto cuisine. The market is a bustling place with stores lining the street to the right and left, and is sure to be an exciting place to visit!
Also, eating at Nishiki Market is not permitted, so please taste your purchases in front of or inside the stores.

1.Terakoya Honpo Nishiki is a specialty store specializing in mochi rice crackers made using traditional methods.

Terakoya Honpo Nishiki is a specialty store specializing in mochi rice crackers located just outside the western entrance of Nishiki Market. The sembe is made in the traditional way, with glutinous rice steamed and pounded with a pestle to make the dough. After baking, the rice crackers are coated with soy sauce and topped with shichimi (seven spice flavors), nori (seaweed), etc. Each piece is sold separately, making it easy to purchase. Also popular are the chewy rice cake-like nure-okaki (sticky rice crackers). The yuzu (yuzu citrus) radish (300 yen), available only at the Nishiki store, is a must-try for both its visual impact and taste.

Terakoya Honpo wet rice crackers

In addition to a wide variety of skewers (from 240 yen per skewer), there are also bags of Nure Okaki that make great souvenirs (from 464 yen per bag).

Terakoya Honpo Nishiki Branch

  • Terakoya Honpo Nishiki Center
  • Nishikikoji Bldg. 1F, 510 Naka-ogiyacho, Takakura-higashiiru, Nishikikoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 min. walk from Subway "Shijo Station".
    5 minutes walk from "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-223-1290

2.A wide variety of Kyoto-only breads and pastries are on standby [THE CITY BAKERY Nishiki-koji, Kyoto]

THE CITY BAKERY opened in 1990 in Union Square, New York, and this year marks the 10th anniversary since its first bakery in Osaka in 2013. The store offers 50 to 60 varieties of breads, pastries, and cakes created by bakers and patissiers every day. The menu includes items made with Kyoto ingredients, such as the store's exclusive "Baker's Pizza Pulled Chicken Kujo," which can be enjoyed at lunchtime with a Kyoto craft beer or a summer-only shake. A sweet menu using matcha green tea, which is typical of Kyoto, is also available, making it a perfect after-dinner dessert.

city bakery Green tea cookies

Matcha macadamia cookies, a Kyoto exclusive, 324 yen per cookie. A large New York size matcha cookie with macadamia nuts. The bitterness of Uji matcha goes well with white chocolate.

THE CITY BAKERY Kyoto Nishiki-koji

  • The City Bakery, Kyoto and Nishi Kouji
  • 502 Naka-Uoya-cho, Nishikikoji-dori Takakura-higashiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 min. walk from Subway "Shijo Station".
    6 minutes walk from "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-211-7055

3.Kyoto pickles specialty store that makes the most of the natural flavors of vegetables.

Masugi is a Kyoto pickles specialty restaurant with three branches in Nishiki Market: the main store, the North Store, and the East Store. The pickles, which are made by skilled artisans using traditional methods and the natural flavors of seasonal vegetables, have long been loved by the locals because they are fresh from the barrel. The owner has been certified as a "Future Master Craftsman" of Kyoto City's traditional industry, and the skilled artisans are certified as "Aji no Takumi: Kyoto Food Meisters," and research into new product creation continues to evolve even now. [Visit Masuzo for seasonal delicacies that can only be tasted at Masuzo.

Masunogi Narazuke

The carefully selected Tokushima white gourd is slowly pickled in salt and left to rest, and then pickled in sake lees six times over a year and a half to complete the process of maturing the gourd. Enjoy the deep flavor produced by the traditional manual process!

Masuya Main Store

  • Masugohonten
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Nakagyo Ward, Nishikikoji Street
  • 8 minutes walk from Subway "Shijo Station"
    8 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel.075-211-5346

4.Crispy and fluffy tempura at Nishiki Uoriki, a restaurant specializing in grilled fish.

Nishiki Uoriki is a restaurant specializing in grilled fish, where the aroma of grilled fish wafts through the air. The hamo (Japanese conger eel), which is synonymous with this historic restaurant, is sourced from the Seto Inland Sea. The most popular dish, tempura, is large and heavy, but it is light enough to make a crunching sound so that even women can eat it easily. It is recommended to eat it simply with salt. The store also has a lineup of other delicious-looking skewers, so you may find yourself lingering there for a while.

fishing power

Our specialty hamo tempura is 600 yen per skewer. Enjoy the crispy and fluffy seasonal hamo tempura!

Nishiki Fish Power

  • Nishiki Ukihiki (variety of rice)
  • North side of Tominokoji Nishiiru, Nishikikoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 8 minutes walk from Subway "Shijo Station"
    8 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel. 075-221-4003

5.Gourmet tofu made from carefully selected Japanese soybeans [such as this one].

Kyo Tofu Fujino has its main store near Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Here is the store that offers tofu products and sweets. In addition to tofu products such as tofu and fresh yuba made with the utmost care and attention to raw materials, the shop has been selling a very popular sweet made from soy milk since its opening. The reasonable price of 350 yen for a package of 8 doughnuts is also a plus. Enjoy the freshly made, hot doughnuts at the designated place!

This isn't enough. Doughnuts.

Soy milk doughnuts 350 yen for 8 pieces. You can enjoy the crispy surface and fluffy inside. At its peak, the bakery produces 10,000 doughnuts a day!

This isn't good enough.

  • 494 Naka-Uomachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 min. walk from Subway "Shijo Station".
    7 minutes walk from "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-255-3231

6.Fumiya Nishiki is an udon restaurant that has been loved for over 50 years.

[Fumiya is well known in Kyoto for its udon noodles, but when it was first established, it started out as a sweet shop. The reason why the restaurant has been loved for more than 50 years is that it has kept its motto of sparing no expense in ingredients and time and effort. Although there is inevitably a long line at lunchtime, you must visit the restaurant to enjoy the deliciousness of this dish.

Fumiie Fumiie Nabe

Fumiya nabe (hot pot): 880 yen. Everything is handmade by craftsmen, from the rice cakes made from Shiga Prefecture glutinous rice, to the thick batter of tempura, to the boiled shiitake mushrooms made from log shiitake mushrooms.

Tomiya Nishiki Branch

  • Nikushiki (store selling boiled vegetables, fish, and meat or fish products)
  • 493 Naka-Uoya-cho, Nishikikoji-dori Sakai-cho Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 min. walk from Subway "Shijo Station".
    7 minutes walk from "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel. 075-221-0354

7.Nishiki Hirano's famous dashimaki, a specialty of the delicatessen Nishiki Hirano, is also available as a burger.

Nishiki Hirano is a delicatessen in Nishiki Market that has been in business for over 100 years. Every morning in the dark, they prepare as many as 50 different kinds of side dishes and serve them freshly prepared. Since the establishment of a restaurant space in the back of the store, the lunchtime set meal, which features freshly fried tempura and the famous dashimaki rolls as the main dish, along with a small selection of the day's side dishes, has become very popular. The burgers and sandwiches with dashimaki sandwiched between them that are sold along with the various side dishes at the store also have many fans, and it is a pleasure to be able to casually enjoy the taste of their pride by taking them out.

Nishiki Hirano Dashimaki Sandwich

Sold at the take-out corner in the store, the dashimaki burger is a sandwich of freshly baked, fluffy dashimaki on a bun coated with Hirano's original aurora sauce for 500 yen each *Please refrain from eating them while walking around.

Nishiki Plain

  • Nishikihira
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Nakagyo Ward, Nishikikoji Street, Sakaimachi Higashiiriru, Nakauoyacho 489-1
  • 7 min. walk from Subway "Shijo Station".
    7 minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
  • Tel.075-221-6318

8.Hot taiyaki and butter are the best match [Nishiki Ichiyo]

Nishiki Ichiyo, which specializes in Uji tea, is a daily bustling place in Nishiki Market. The store sells round taiyakis, created in collaboration with Mamemono Taiyaki, a popular store in Arashiyama. The most popular taiyaki, with an an-butter filling, has a shelf life of only one minute. The reason for this is that they want customers to eat the taiyaki before the butter between the taiyaki melts. The store also offers a set menu that includes the taiyaki and a green tea or other beverage, so be sure to check it out.

Nishiki Ichiyo Taiyaki

The cute, round shape of the an-butter taiyaki is 390 yen. When you eat it hot, you can feel the butter spreading in your mouth, creating a perfect harmony.

beautifully (skillfully) played music

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  • 210 Kajiya-cho, Nishiki-koji-dori Gokomachi Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel. 075-253-1118

9.The omakase nigiri course by the new chef is well-reputed [Sushin's main restaurant in Nishiki Market].

Nishiki Ichiba Sushi-Shin's main restaurant offers Edo-mae sushi at a counter made of a single piece of Japanese cypress wood. The restaurant uses fresh fish directly shipped from Miyazu and Maizuru, Hatsushimo rice known for its large size and sweetness, and two types of rice, red vinegar and white vinegar, to match the ingredients. For lunch, the restaurant offers three types of nigiri courses: 2,500 yen, 4,500 yen, and 6,500 yen. At night, the omakase nigiri course is only 14,000 yen.

Sushi Shin Tuna

An example of the 14,000 yen omakase nigiri course. The dry-aged tuna has a concentrated flavor.

Nishiki Market Sushi Shin Main Store

  • Nishiki Ichiba Sushi Honten
  • 169-2 Higashi Uoyamachi, Nishikikoji-dori, Yanagibaba Higashiiri, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from Subway Shijo Station
5 minutes walk from "Karasuma" station on Hankyu line
  • Tel.075-223-3355

Nishiki Market Shopping Street

  • all things being in flux through the endless circle of birth, death, and rebirth
  • 609 Nishidaimonji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • https://www.kyoto-nishiki.or.jp/
  • Nishiki Market Map is available athere
*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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