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5 houses to keep on hand

If you are in trouble, this is the place! 5 recommended gourmet restaurants within walking distance from Kyoto Station for a quick drink or dinner.

Whether it's a quick drink with friends, a girls' night out, or a casual drink with the boss, you'll want to have a restaurant on hand that you can go to without feeling self-conscious. We will introduce you to restaurants that are easy to use with good taste, such as dining rooms that can be used as bars, and places where you can drink craft beer. If you are near Kyoto Station, it is convenient and easy to access! This time, we have selected restaurants that will fulfill such wishes. All of them are very attractive restaurants, so it is worth checking them out!

1.[Enjoy domestic and international craft beer at Craft House Kyoto

[At Craft House Kyoto (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), visitors can taste 12 kinds of craft beers from Japan and other countries in an open space renovated from a 100-year-old machiya townhouse. The lineup focuses on low-alcohol beers that are relaxing and comfortably intoxicating. It also focuses on coffee and sweets, making it perfect for café use.


Hamo no Fish & Chips - Shibazuke Tartar Sauce - 1,600 yen is a standard menu item using hamo (Japanese conger eel), which is typical of Kyoto. The crunchy texture of the Shibazuke hamo and the moderate acidity are a perfect match!


  • Craft House Kyouto
  • 211 Omiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Keihan "Shichijo Station".
  • Tel. 075-708-8200
  • 16:00-23:00 (LO/22:30)
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 12:00-23:00 (LO/22:30)

2.Excellent pizza baked crispy in a stone oven [Ishigama Bar Centro

CENTRO (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), where you can enjoy stone kiln cuisine that locks in the flavor of the ingredients, offers pizza, burrata cheese caprese with seasonal fruit, oven-baked bagna cauda using local vegetables, and other dishes from various regions of Italy. The restaurant can accommodate more than 30 people, making it a reliable place for large drinking parties.

Appearance of CENTRO
Il Sole di CENTRO

Il Sole 1980 yen. Thin Roman-style pizza is both crispy and moist.

Stone Oven Bar CENTRO

  • Ishigama Bar Centro
  • First Court Shichijo Karasuma 1F, 174 Higashisakai-cho, Shichijo-dori Karasuma Nishi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Directly connected to "Kyoto Station" of each line [Kyoto Porta] 5 min. walk from Exit 1
  • Tel. 075-342-1919
  • 17:00-23:00 (LO/22:00)
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11:30-15:00 (LO/14:00), 17:00-23:00 (LO/22:00)

3.Wine Shokudo KINOHACHI Kyoto Ekimae (Wine Shokudo KINOHACHI Kyoto Ekimae) with a wide variety of wines.

Wine Shokudo KINOHACHI Kyoto Ekimae (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is run by the childhood friends of owner and bartender Daiki Fujimoto and chef Ken Ueda. Mr. Ueda, who is also a certified vegetable sommelier, offers French and Italian dishes that skillfully incorporate locally grown vegetables and Kyoto ingredients such as white miso, which are an excellent marriage with carefully selected wines. He also offers pairing suggestions, so feel free to ask him about them.

Wine Restaurant KINOHACHI KINOHACHI Kyoto Ekimae Interior view
Ki-No-Hachi's grilled glutinous pork shoulder

Grilled Mochi Pork Shoulder Loin, carefully grilled with sweet and juicy fatty Kyo Mochi Pork, 1,800 yen

Wine Diner KINOHACHI Kyoto Ekimae

  • wine food Kinohachi, Kinohachi, Kyoto, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kyoto Ekimae Daiyahachi Bldg. 2F, 217 Manoiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • Directly connected to "Kyoto Station" of each line [Kyoto Porta] 5 min. walk from Exit 1
  • Tel. 075-746-3778
  • 17:00-23:00
    Friday and Saturday 17:00 - 24:00
    Sunday 17:00-22:00

4.Trained at a long-established Osaka kushikatsu restaurant [Sousaku Kushikatsu Narina

A five-minute walk from Kyoto Station. [Enjoy the fluffy, crispy and pleasantly chewy kushikatsu course at Sousaku Kushikatsu Yara (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture). The restaurant's specialty, the "sea tiger prawn," which appears at the end of the course, is a must-try! You will be amazed at the size of the prawn and the plumpness of the meat. Both counter and table seating is available for date night and group dining.

Creative Kushikatsu Yara
Creative Kushikatsu Yari's Sea Tiger

All dishes start at 6,600 yen for the Miyako course. Specialty: Emperor prawn (sea tigers)

Creative Kushikatsu Yara

  • crop cuttings
  • 552-3 Higashi-Ayukouji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 min. walk from "Kyoto Station" of each line
  • Tel. 075-754-8772
  • 11:30~14:00
    17:00-23:00 (LO/21:30)

5.[Hablamos is a Spanish bar where you can enjoy a casual atmosphere.

At Hablamos (Minami-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), located near the Hachijo exit of Kyoto Station, you can enjoy Spanish cuisine that makes the most of fresh ingredients such as vegetables grown in Kyoto and fish directly shipped from Maizuru, along with a wide variety of drinks. The cozy atmosphere will keep you chatting and drinking. The ajijo (shrimp and kujo leek) dish, with its addictive garlic flavor, is a must repeat!

Exterior view of Hablamos
Hablamos shrimp and kujo leek ajillo

Shrimp and kujo leek ajillo 1188 yen


  • Abrahamos.
  • 6-6, Higashi-Kujokitakarasumacho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Six-minute walk from Hachijo Exit of Kyoto Station on each line.
  • Tel. 050-3187-3833 (for reservations only)
  • 17:00-24:00
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 16:00~ (hot food LO/21:30, cold food LO/22:00, drinks LO/22:30)

Have you found a restaurant you want to go to? You can have a full course meal or just have a quick drink and go on the go. Here are five restaurants that you should definitely keep in mind in the area around Kyoto Station, a hot area right now. We hope you will make the most of them.

*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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