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10 recommended lunches in the vicinity of Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto!

Around the famous landmarks that are said to be the most visited by tourists in Kyoto today, there are many restaurants to visit at least once, including a long-established Western-style restaurant, a famous Chinese restaurant, and a legendary udon restaurant that is said to have started as a food stall.

1.Melt-in-your-mouth yuba (yuba) from Shimizu Gojozaka Yuba Izumi

This restaurant specializing in yuba cuisine is operated by Kyo Ryori Isobe, which aims to create a restaurant where yuba can be enjoyed casually, allowing customers to enjoy a variety of yuba dishes at once, such as freshly made yuba in the workshop on the second floor, sashimi, and deep-fried yuba. The thickness of the yuba, which is hand-pumped by artisans one by one, is carefully adjusted according to the cooking method. Each dish has a different texture, texture, and flavor, so you will never get tired of it.

Shimizu Gojozaka Yuba Izumi

Kyo-yuba set for 2,420 yen. Enjoy all the dishes served at the restaurant, including kumikake yuba, takikomiai, yuba rice, etc.

Shimizu Gojozaka Yuba Izumi

  • Kiyomizu-jozaka Yuba Line
  • 6-583-113 Gojobashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minutes on foot from the bus stop "Gojozaka"
    5 min. walk from Kiyomizu Temple
  • Tel. 075-541-8000

2.Shokudo Pea's tuna bowl with special sauce

This restaurant is famous for its tuna bowl with special sauce. The thick, firm red tuna is tossed in a thick sauce with sesame oil and served on a bed of hot rice with a half-boiled egg. The memorable taste is addictive, and you will want to eat it again and again. For an additional 100 yen each, you can add toppings such as kimchi hot sauce, yamaimo, avocado, etc. to enjoy your favorite tuna bowl.

cafeteria pea

Tuna avocado rice bowl, 1,300 yen. Tare (sauce) made by combining vegetables and fruits with about 15 kinds of seasonings and aged for a week goes great with tuna.

cafeteria pea

  • pea (Pisum sativum)
  • 2-241-4 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 8 minutes walk from bus stop "Shimizu-michi".
    Approximately 4 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Temple
  • Tel.Not listed

3.[The slippery noodles of San-Shiki's homemade udon noodles have captivated diners.

The owner, a native of Kagawa Prefecture, is a popular restaurant known for its homemade noodles that go down smoothly. The secret to the delicious taste is to let the dough, which is made from a unique blend of flour from Hokkaido and Kyushu, rest overnight at a low temperature. The noodles are slightly thin and the broth is made with a little iriko (dried sardines) to meet the tastes of Kyotoites, but they are also particular about using soy sauce from Kagawa. At lunch time, a daily special set menu is also available.

Homemade Udon Noodles San-Shiki

Kashiwa-ten bukkake 770 yen. The large chicken tempura is generously topped, but the ume plum paste makes it a refreshing meal!

Homemade Udon Noodles San-Shiki

  • home-style udon triple wedding ceremony
  • 2-9-4 Gojobashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Exit 4 of "Kiyomizu Gojo Station" of Keihan
    Approximately 14 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Temple
  • Tel. 075-531-7775

4.Western-style cuisine with a sense of tradition and romance at Kaiyotei

A long-established Western-style restaurant established in 1915. The restaurant is credited with having developed the world-famous teriyaki sauce, and has made a brilliant contribution to the establishment of Western food culture in Japan. The hamburger steak, a staple of Western cuisine, is served with a secret demi-glace sauce that takes a week to prepare, allowing you to fully enjoy the taste of Japanese-style Western cuisine that has been handed down for 100 years.

European Cuisine Kaiyotei

Hamburger steak 1870 yen with fried egg added for +110 yen. The hamburger steak is made using the same recipe as when it was first established and weighs a hearty 160 grams!

European Cuisine Kaiyotei

  • out of town
  • 95-3 Hakata-cho, 3-chome Shijo-shitaru, Yamatooji-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station
    Approximately 17 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Temple

5.[Special Chinese dishes for lunch at Sumiyoshi

This is a famous Chinese restaurant where the chef pursues his ideal taste by paying close attention to every detail, from the selection of ingredients to the preparation of seasonings such as hot sauce, XO shoyu, and sweet soy sauce. The restaurant offers four different lunch courses, each of which includes an appetizer, main course, and dessert. The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, from classic favorites such as Szechuan bean curd and chili prawns, to more upscale dishes such as braised shark's fin, making it a perfect choice for special occasions.

Shark's fin stew course: 4,200 yen. The tasty tender soup is irresistible. Includes appetizer, steamed soup, dim sum, shrimp mayo, dessert, and sweets.

Private vegetable Sumiyoshi

  • Private Kitchen Sumiyoshi
  • 420, Myohoin Maegawa-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Short walk from bus stop "Umamachi
    12 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Temple
  • Tel.075-585-5707

6.Delicate and spicy dishes [Indian and Bengali cuisine CHAKRA]

This popular restaurant, which serves Bengali cuisine from the Bengal region of East India and Bangladesh, attracts fans from far and wide. The chef, who hails from Bangladesh, treats diners with complex and intense flavors created by his unique use of spices. Biryani, a representative of Bengali cuisine, is served with mutton, chicken, and vegetables on standby. Enjoy the authentic taste.

Indian and Bengali Cuisine CHAKRA

Mutton biryani, 1,600 yen; over 20 spices are used to create a complex and deep flavor.

Indian and Bengali Cuisine CHAKRA

  • Indian Bengali Cuisine Chakra
  • 1F Cresante Gojozaka, 558-6 Yougyo-mae-cho, Gojo-agaru, Higashioji-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 13 min. walk from "Kiyomizu Gojo Station" of Keihan
    Approximately 9 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Temple

7.[A friendly dish born in the Hanamachi district at Grill Tomikuya.

A long-established Western-style restaurant established in 1907. Its signature dish, fukuya rice, was created more than 80 years ago at the request of a geiko. The parched ketchup rice is topped with a fluffy egg, fresh tomatoes, green peas, and other toppings that are visually vibrant. The tomatoes are peeled and cut into small pieces, a thoughtful touch that is typical of the Hanamachi district.

Grill Tomikuya

Fukuya Rice 980 yen. The salty taste of ketchup rice ham and the fresh acidity of fresh tomatoes linger on the palate.

Grill Tomikuya

  • grill
  • 5-341 Miyagawa-suji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Kiyomizu Gojo Station"
    Approximately 16 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Temple
  • Tel. 075-561-2980

8.[The finely coated, thinly sliced fries at Misina Western Cuisine.

The restaurant is a long-established Western-style restaurant loved throughout the ages for its delicate dishes that take a lot of time and effort to prepare, such as beef stew with domiglace sauce, which takes two weeks to prepare, and assorted crab cream croquettes and fried prawns, which boast the thinness of the raw bread crumbs that have been strained through the back. The restaurant also offers a sencha tea set for the end of lunch time. Lunch is served in two parts, from 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are preferred.

Western-style restaurant Mishina

Crab cream croquette and fried shrimp for 2,800 yen. The set includes the royal combination of western fried food. The fine homemade breadcrumb batter has a light texture.

Western-style restaurant Mishina

  • Western-style restaurant
  • 357 Masuya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 minutes on foot from the bus stop "Higashiyama Yasui"
    Approximately 9 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Temple
  • Tel. 075-551-5561

9.Ichikawa-ya Coffee's omelette rice served in a traditional Kyoto townhouse

The owner, Mr. Ichikawa, welcomes customers with home-roasted coffee, popular fruit sandwiches, sandwiches, and other carefully handmade meals. Three types of coffee blends are on standby, starting at 500 yen, and refills are available for 250 yen.

Omelette rice 800 yen. Traditional thinly fried egg type. The rich demi-glace sauce matches the rich butter rice.

Ichikawaya Coffee

  • Ichikawa Coffee
  • 396-2 Kanecho-cho, Higashioji Nishiiru, Shibuya-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  • 9 minutes walk from Keihan "Kiyomizu Gojo Station"
    Approximately 12 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Temple
  • Tel.075-748-1354

10.Benkei Higashiyama's udon noodles with the exquisite flavors of Japanese soup stock and spices.

A legendary udon specialty restaurant that began as a food cart. The specialty is thin udon noodles served in a thick broth. The broth is made from a mixture of seven kinds of bonito without using kelp, and its true value is demonstrated in curry udon as well as the signature product, Benkei Udon. The spiciness of the curry is softened by the flavor of the broth, making you want to drink every last drop.

Benkei Higashiyama

Curry udon noodles with meat: 1,050 yen. Soft thin udon noodles boiled in a net made of woven threads with a curry broth full of beef are delicious!

Benkei Higashiyama

  • Benten Higashiyama Ten
  • 30-3, Higashi-hashizume-cho, Gojo-dori Ohashi Higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Kiyomizu Gojo Station"
    Approximately 15 minutes on foot from Kiyomizu Temple
  • Tel. 075-533-0441
*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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