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A short walk away! Recommended lunch around Kyoto Station

[2023] Short walk! 13 recommended lunches around Kyoto Station

About a 10-minute walk from the central exit of Kyoto Station, the gateway to sightseeing in the ancient capital, we will introduce recommended lunches with menus that incorporate seasonal ingredients such as Japanese and Western lunches, curries, and vegan menus. It's easy to get around Kyoto Station, so you can enjoy a delicious lunch while sightseeing or working. Enjoy the unique charm of a lunch that offers a variety of options.

1.Luxurious dashi chazuke [Kyoto Obuya Kyoto Station]

A specialty store of Kyoto dashi chazuke handled by a fishmonger who has been in business for over 90 years. The signature menu item, Obuya's Luxury Chazuke, is a luxurious gem with nine kinds of seafood, including sea urchin, on a plate. First, the rice for dashi chazuke is sprinkled with homemade dashi stock, then the ingredients are combined and finally the special kezuribushi is added. You can enjoy three ways to eat one meal.

Kyoto Obuya

Obuya's luxury chazuke 1,990 yen. You can casually enjoy Kyoto's dashi chazuke that focuses on all the elements, from rice special for dashi chazuke to homemade dashi, seafood selected by a connoisseur of fish, and specially made kezuribushi.

Kyoto Obuya Kyoto Station

  • Kyoto station
  • Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
    JR Kyoto Isetan Restaurant Street (Eat Paradise in front of the JR West Exit ticket gate)
  • Directly connected to each line "Kyoto Station"
  • Tel.075-708-5889
  • 11:00-22:00 (LO/21:15)

2.A set lunch at [Kyotofu Fujino] where you can experience the new charm of tofu

This restaurant has a good reputation for its fresh tofu and soy milk delivered daily from its own factory in Tango, as well as creative dishes made with seasonal ingredients. For lunch, we recommend the tofu set. A very satisfying meal with fluffy tofu, soy milk cream croquette, and seasonal rice. Experience the new charm of tofu, not just boiled tofu and cold tofu.

Kyotofu Fujino

Tofu set 2310 yen. One of the pleasures is the dishes and vegetables that change with the seasons. Oboro tofu can be refilled as much as you like, and after the meal comes a dessert made with soy milk and black soybean coffee.

Kyotofu Fujino

  • Kyotofu Fujino
  • JR Kyoto Isetan 11F
  • Directly connected to each line "Kyoto Station"
  • Tel.075-352-5401 (Direct)
  • 11:00-22:00 (LO/21:15)

3.Dashi Shabu at [Kyoto Hyoto Kyoto Ekimae Main Store]

This restaurant is famous for its dashi shabu-shabu, which is thinly sliced pork and seasonal ingredients shabu-shabu and eaten with dashi stock. The flavor of kombu and bonito and the seasoning of white onion and yuzu pepper envelop the branded pork, Kyoto Pork, and the umami spreads in your mouth as you stuff your cheeks. For lunch, there is a limited menu of shabu-shabu with udon noodles, so you can casually enjoy dashi-shabu.

Hyodo Kyoto Ekimae Main Store

Dashi shabu 3,000 yen (contents and price subject to change). A lunch-only menu featuring the famous dashi shabu-shabu and udon noodles.

Kyoto Hyoto Kyoto Ekimae Main Store

  • Kyoto Station
  • 607-12 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 6-minute walk from Subway Kyoto Station Exit 2
  • Tel.075-342-2338
  • Lunch/11:30-14:00 (LO/13:30), Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11:30-15:00 (LO/14:00)

4.Lunch at [Tsukeyasai isoism] where you can enjoy various arrangements of homemade pickled vegetables

A pickled vegetable shop operated by [Isoya Group] in a house in Karasuma Nanajo Nishi. You can enjoy Kyoto's seasonal vegetables marinated in oil, miso, etc. with free ideas without being bound by the technique of Kyoto pickles. "Isoism no Hiru Gohan" is a plate with 12 kinds of pickled vegetables.

Isoism lunch

"isoism lunch" 2000 yen. You can enjoy 12 kinds of pickled vegetables such as eggplants and tomatoes on a plate. With vegetable soup and seasonal rice

pickled vegetables isoism

  • Tsukeyasai Isoism
  • 114 Nakai-cho, Shichijo-dori, Karasuma-nishiiri, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
  • Tel.075-353-5016
  • Lunch / 11:30-, 12:00-, 13:00-, 13:30- (75 minutes each time, advance reservation is better)

5.Exquisite hamburger steak from a long-established western restaurant [Capital Toyo-tei Porta]

The Western restaurant [Capital Toyo-tei], which was founded in 1897 (Meiji 30), has also expanded into the underground shopping area in front of Kyoto Station [Porta] so that you can drop by casually. The hamburger steak, which is wrapped in aluminum foil and served, is a masterpiece of hand-kneaded, coarsely ground minced meat that is carefully grilled and generously sprinkled with a hot special beef stew sauce.

Capital Toyo-tei hamburger steak

Hyakunen Western-style hamburger steak 1,480 yen. The lunch set, which you can choose from two types, comes with a whole tomato salad, bread or rice, dessert, and a drink (from 1,580 yen).

Capital Toyo-tei Porta

  • Capital Toyotei Porta Ten
  • 902 Kitakoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Inside the underground shopping mall Porta in front of Kyoto Station
  • Directly connected to each line "Kyoto Station"
  • Tel.075-343-3222
  • 11:00-22:00 (LO/21:15)

6.Italian restaurant [Daniel's Mondo] oven-baked pizza lunch

An Italian restaurant with an atmosphere that is inspired by a restaurant in a back alley in Italy. They have a talented lineup of dishes, such as traditional Southern Italian cuisine, which uses various ingredients and rice cooked in soup, and pizzas baked in a stone oven by a specialist craftsman. Margherita made with carefully selected ingredients such as sweet Aiko tomatoes and water buffalo mozzarella is one of the chef's pride.

Daniel's Mondo Margherita

Oven-baked pizza lunch 1100 yen. You can choose from several types of pizza with a salad. The photo is a margherita topped with Aiko tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil, and grana padano. +110 yen with coffee or tea

Daniel's Mondo

  • Daniels Mondo
  • 552-15 Higashiaburakojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
  • Tel.075-708-3266
  • Lunch/11:30-15:00 *Please check the website for business hours

7.Energy charge with lunch at [Kamogawa Arts & Kitchen] surrounded by art and greenery

The third store run by the owner of sake bar [Masuya] is a hideaway café that displays the works of artists with ties to Kyoto. Private rooms are also available, so it is useful not only for everyday cafes and lunches, but also for business occasions. Recharge your energy with the Aigake curry, which comes with plenty of vegetables and smoked eggs, and makes the most of the sweetness of the vegetables.

Kamogawa Arts & Kitchen Aigake Curry

Aigake curry 1280 yen. You can choose 2 out of 4 types: Japanese-style keema curry with dashi stock, Kashmiri-style curry with nuts and tomatoes, spinach curry, and bean curry.

Kamogawa Arts & Kitchen

  • 463-4 Omiyacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3-minute walk from Keihan Shichijo Station
    11 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station
  • Tel.075-746-3234
  • Lunch / 11:30-15:00

8.[Food and Forest] Obanzai plate with plenty of Kyoto vegetables

A 100-year-old townhouse located between Nishi Honganji and Higashi Honganji. A talented chef who worked at a famous Italian restaurant for many years purposely created a casual cafeteria with the intention of creating a relaxing atmosphere. For lunch, prepare an obanzai plate with plenty of vegetables from Kyoto. With tofu hamburger as the main dish, enjoy a dish that casually incorporates Italian and French techniques.

Food and forest tofu hamburger and Kyoto obanzai plate

Tofu hamburger and Kyoto obanzai plate 1350 yen. About 10 kinds of side dishes using various seasonal vegetables are on, such as tempura that is fermented by adding carbonated water to yeast and fried softly.

food and forest

  • Shokumori
  • June 08, 2022 open
  • 605 Ebisu Mizucho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 10-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
  • Tel.080-4703-4028
  • Lunch/11:30-15:00 (LO/14:00)

9.One plate lunch of [Veg Out] which does not seem to be completely vegetarian

A vegan cafe where you can enjoy the infinite possibilities of vegetables brought out by the ingenuity of our chefs. For lunch, they offer a full-bodied obanzai that uses organically grown vegetables without using any animal products, and a one-plate dish that includes mayonnaise made with white wine vinegar and soy milk.

Veg Out's VEG OUT Plate

VEG OUT Plate 1870 yen. One plate with plenty of seasonal vegetables and grains harvested near Kyoto. Rice can be changed to bread. with soup

Veg Out

  • beg out
  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo Ward Inaricho 448 Kamogawa Building 1F
  • 10-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
  • Tel.075-748-1124
  • Lunch / 11:30-15:00

10.Soft and fluffy omelet rice from Kyoto's long-established cafe [Inoda Coffee Porta]

A long-established cafe [Inoda Coffee] that opened in 1940 (Showa 15). You can enjoy lunch and coffee in a spacious space at this store located in the underground shopping area [Porta] in front of Kyoto Station. The omelet rice served from 11:00 is chicken rice with the sweetness of vegetables and the umami of chicken, topped with a fluffy egg. The rich aroma of the rich red wine sauce is irresistible.

Omurice at Inoda Coffee Porta

Torofuwa omelet rice 1350 yen. When you insert a knife, the egg wraps around the rice.

Inoda Coffee Porta Branch

  • Inoda Coffee Porta Ten
  • 858-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Directly connected to each line "Kyoto Station"
  • Tel.075-343-2380
  • 8:30-20:00 (LO/19:30)
    *Lunch menu from 11:00

11.[Western-style Grill Stand] hamburgers are the best of both Japanese and Western styles

The name of the store comes from the desire to "fill up your appetite" like refueling gasoline. The restaurant owner, who has been involved in food from various angles, such as a French chef and food coordinator, offers Western dishes skillfully using Japanese ingredients. Enjoy healthy western food with a difference.

Western food Grill Stand

A hamburger set with rice, soup, side dish, and salad for 1,750 yen. The main hamburg steak is spicy and tastes like adults

Western food Grill Stand

  • Yoshoku grill stand
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Shimogyo Ward
  • 8-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
  • Tel.075-746-5770
  • Lunch / 11:30-14:00 (LO)

12.Lunch at [Koryori Takaya] with seasonal ingredients

A small restaurant with a white curtain facing the street. Over the counter where you can feel the warmth of wood, the owner has 16 years of cooking experience. The "Hiru Gozen" is a set of 8 kinds of small dishes such as sashimi, grilled dish, and simmered dish. You can enjoy the taste of dashi stock and the dishes sprinkled with seasonal ingredients.

Koryori Takaya's Delicious Rice and 8 Kinds of Small Dishes

Delicious rice and 8 kinds of small dishes 2200 yen. Limited to 10 servings per day (Monday to Thursday)

Koryori Takaya

  • Koryori Takaya
  • 165 GEM7 1F
  • 6-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
  • Tel.075-365-5159
  • Lunch/12:00-14:00 (LO/13:00)

13.Yakiniku lunch at [Yakiniku Hiroshi Shoten Kyoto Station West] with 3 types to choose from

[Hiroshi] is a yakiniku restaurant that is loved by the locals so much that meat-loving Kyoto people use it every day. The 3rd branch of the bar-style [Yakiniku Hiroshi Shoten], where you can stop by even by yourself, is popular for its lunch set until 17:00. You can choose from 3 types of yakiniku lunch, which is determined by the arrival status of the day. Homemade kimchi, salad, seaweed soup, and white rice made with specially cultivated Koshihikari rice are included.

Yakiniku Hiro Shoten Kyoto Station West Yakiniku

In addition to the 3 types of yakiniku lunch that are determined by the arrival status of the day, beef tendon curry and stone-grilled hamburger lunch will appear, so you can enjoy the fun of choosing. Prices range from 850 yen to 1500 yen

Yakiniku Hiro Shoten Kyoto Station West

  • Yakiniku Hiroshima
  • May 15, 2020 open
  • 607 Higashi Shiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
  • Tel.075-353-1129
  • Lunch / 11:30-17:00 (LO)
*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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