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[2023] You can't miss it when touring Kyoto! 12 Specialty Menus at Classic Western Restaurants

A selection of famous Western-style restaurants that should not be missed when touring Kyoto.

Enjoy Kyoto's classic dishes such as hamburgers that overflow with juices the moment you put your chopsticks into them, Neapolitan noodles with chewy noodles and rich tomato sauce, omelette rice with a tender egg, and other local delicacies known only to those in the know.

1.Excellent hamburger steak at the long-established Western-style restaurant [Grill Capital Toyotei Porta Branch] / Kyoto Station

Grill Capital Toyotei, a Western-style restaurant established in 1897, has expanded to the Kyoto Station underground shopping mall (Porta) for casual drop-in customers. The hamburger steak, served wrapped in aluminum foil, is made from hand-ground minced meat, carefully grilled, and topped with a generous amount of hot special beef stew sauce.

Hyakunen Western-style hamburger steak (1,520 yen); lunch set includes choice of three types of lunch, salad with whole tomatoes, bread or rice, dessert, drink, etc. (from 1,720 yen)

Grill Capital Toyotei Porta

  • Grill Capital East Point Porta Point
  • 902 Higashishioji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Directly connected to each line "Kyoto Station"
  • Tel.075-343-3222

2.Classic Neapolitan cuisine at a historic coffee shop [Inoda Coffee Main Store] / Karasuma Oike

Enjoy the same old-fashioned taste that has not changed since the Showa period at this long-established coffee shop that opened in 1940. Enjoy spaghetti with onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and extra-thick noodles with plenty of tomato sauce. The noodles and ingredients together weigh a hefty 220 grams, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee after your meal.

Neapolitan at Inoda Coffee's main store

Italian 1000yen. The sauce is homemade tomato sauce. The sour and rich sauce is deliciously mixed with 2.2mm thick noodles.

Inoda Coffee Main Store

  • Inoda Coffee Honten
  • 140 Dosyu-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Sakaicho-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel. 075-221-0507

3.Enchanted by the Pull Toro Omelet at Cafe me / Okazaki

Unable to forget the omelette rice he had at a long-established cafe "Cafe You" in Ginza, Tokyo, Mr. Kimura, an omelette craftsman, opened "Cafe Me" to "spread this taste in Kyoto" after training at the original cafe. The omelette is made with artisanal techniques and served on a bed of ketchup rice. The glossy omelette is so glossy that it is almost hard to put a spoon in.

Cafe me's omelet rice

Cafe me

  • Kiss me
  • 1-8 Okazaki Seishojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 6 minutes walk from Higashiyama Subway Station
  • Tel.075-708-7218

4.I want to eat it even if I have to wait in line! [Fried shrimp and hamburgers at Grill Hasegawa / Kitaoji

Every day at lunch time, a long-established Western-style restaurant, "Grill Hasegawa," draws a long line in front of the restaurant. The menu, served in a retro atmosphere, is full of hearty dishes. Enjoy a blissful moment with a set of fried prawns wrapped in a crispy batter and a soft and juicy hamburger steak topped with a ketchup-based sauce.

Grilled Hasegawa fried shrimp hamburger steak

A mix (shrimp and hamburger steak) 1,870 yen


  • grill
  • 68 Oyama Shimo-Uchigawara-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 min. walk from Kitaoji Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-491-8835

5.[Pineapple rice at Kitchen Gong Nijo is a trinity of greedy dishes / Nijo Castle area

Founded in 1970, Kitchen Gong's signature dish is pinay rice. It is a trinity of fried rice and cutlet topped with your choice of curry sauce or demi-sauce. [The Kitchen Gon Nijo branch has a take-out counter so that customers can enjoy the famous Pineapple Rice at home.

Kitchen Gong Pinellais

Pineapple rice 800 yen. Customizable toppings such as additional pinet (fried rice) and melted cheese can be added for an extra charge.

Kitchen Gon Nijo

  • Kitchen Gong Nijo Ten
  • Nissho Iwai Marutamachi Koyoin Heights 1F
  • 8 minutes walk from Subway “Marutamachi Station”
  • Tel.075-585-4741

6.Chewy noodles are the star of the show at Neapolitan [Jibaba Kibatei] / Karasuma

This popular bistro uses local meats and vegetables and offers a variety of menu items that are sure to be enjoyed with alcoholic beverages. The Neapolitan sauce made with plenty of onions and butter has a mild and rich flavor. It goes perfectly with the chewy noodles, which are soaked overnight in water before being boiled.

Jijibaba Mokubatei

Neapolitan 968 yen. Mild sauce with plenty of powdered cheese.

Jijibaba Mokubatei

  • grandmothers and great-grandmothers being considered as an enemy of whales
  • 106 Nishioshikoji-cho, Karasuma Higashi-iru, Oshikoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 2 minutes walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel. 075-746-3882

7. [Shokudo Days]'s omelet rice shines and is delicious, perfection / Kawaramachi

Chef Shimizu, who has experience at hotels and Western-style restaurants, started Shokudo Days as an omu-rice restaurant during the day and a Western-style tavern at night. Along with the classic omelet, his signature dish, the (white) omelet, has become a hot topic on SNS. The omelette is made with a white egg from Hokkaido, and the yolk of a Shiga Prefecture egg flows out of the omelette. The contrast between the omelette and the demi-glace with plenty of onions is both beautiful and tasty.

Shokudo Days (White) Omurice

Cafeteria Days

  • Shokudo Days
  • Shikisai Kawaramachi Building 2F, 330-3 Inaricho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-744-0191

8.Thick, heart-pounding hamburger steak lunch at Grill Demi / Marutamachi

Grill Demi offers a wide variety of Western-style dishes centering on hamburgers. The hamburgers are made with coarsely minced meat with little binding agent, so you can directly feel the flavor of the meat. It is a thick and satisfying dish. Enjoy the harmony of the rich and thick demi-glace sauce and the flavor of the meat.

4 exquisite Western food restaurants in Kyoto Grill Demi Main 2

Demi hamburger steak with fried egg & fried shrimp 1450 yen

grilled demi (fish)

  • grilled demi (fish)
  • Palma Bldg. 1F, 80 Tomoe-cho, Isikawa-dori Muro-machi Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from "Marutamachi" subway station
  • Tel. 075-211-7661

9.[Handmade hamburger steak restaurant Tokura Kyoto Sanjo

[At Tokura Kyoto Sanjo, you can enjoy hamburgers that overflow with juices the moment you put your chopsticks into them. The taste is so popular that it attracts fans not only from the Kansai region but also from far and wide. Drizzle the red wine sauce over the hamburger steak and enjoy the delicious flavor of the meat that fills your mouth.

Original hamburger steak 180g 890yen, 300g 1100yen. The original sauce with the taste of red wine is popular among people of all ages.

Handmade hamburger shop Tokura Kyoto Sanjo branch

  • Handmade hamburger store special
  • 1F Kyoto Sanjo Building, 57 Masuya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 4-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel.075-744-0777

10.[Children's lunch for adults at Cafe Madlag Fujii Daimaru / Kawaramachi, Tokyo

Cafe Madrag is a famous shop that connects Kyoto's coffee shop culture to the next generation. The highlight here is the children's lunch, which most of the visitors order. There are two types: A set with hamburger as the main and B set with shrimp cream croquette as the main for 1430 yen. Both sets are very satisfying with pudding for dessert!

Cafe Madrag Fujii Daimaru

  • Kissa Madrag Fuji Daimaruten
  • Fujii Daimaru 5F, 605 Teramachi-dori, Shijoshitaru, Sadayasuzenomachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-744-6624

11.Gentle taste makes your fork go faster [Cafe Giraffe] / Kawaramachi, Tokyo

Café Giraffe" has begun to spin a new story, taking over the store that regrettably closed its doors. The menu features a retro atmosphere and a menu that is typical of a pure coffee shop, with the Neapolitan noodles made with thin noodles and a mildly acidic tomato sauce. The Neapolitan Neapolitan is made with thin noodles and a mildly acidic tomato sauce.

cafe giraffe

Neapolitan 850 yen. Smooth and smooth, you can eat it easily despite its generous portion.

cafe giraffe

  • Kiss Giraffe
  • Main Bldg. 2F, 583-10 Nakano-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel: None

12.Grill at [Salad Shop Sancho Kawaramachi] where you can eat plenty of vegetables/Kawaramachi

Founded in 1972, this western-style restaurant specializes in salads, where you can eat plenty of salads. Using carefully selected fresh vegetables and additive-free cottonseed oil, there are about 30 kinds of abundant menus centered on grilled dishes. The popular teriyaki steak is served with a sweet and rich sauce based on white miso.

Sancho Teriyaki Mix and Salad

Teriyaki mix and salad 1580 yen. All grilled dishes come with green salad with homemade dressing. If you try it with chicken cutlet with perilla and cheese, you will definitely be satisfied.

Salad Shop Sancho Kawaramachi Main Store

  • Salad Mise Sancho Kawaramachi Honten
  • 572 Nakanomachi, Urateramachi-dori, Shijo Agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2 minutes walk from Hankyu "Kyoto Kawaramachi Station"
  • Tel.075-211-0459
*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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