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2024] 12 recommended take-out restaurants in Kyoto - popular boxed lunches and prepared foods to go.

With the spring weather, the holiday season is finally here! Here we introduce 12 take-out restaurants that are currently attracting attention in Kyoto. From the luxurious taste of fresh fish restaurants to carefully handmade home-style dishes, try using them as accompaniments to your outings or for your daily meals.

1.Bento box lunches filled with side dishes from Kamigamo Kirin, which are delicious even when cold / Kamigamo Jinja-mae

A sister restaurant of the popular "Rai Nei" in Ohara, the famous buffet-style lunch can be enjoyed here as well. It is also happy to offer a seasonal menu of mainly vegetables from Kamigamo, as well as ingredients from Ohara and Miyama, for takeout in bento boxes.

Kamigamo Giraffe Bento

Kamigamo bento boxed lunch with colorful seasonal vegetables for 1,300 yen. The bento is filled to overflowing with side dishes. Take your time to enjoy the carefully prepared taste!

Kamigamo giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

  • Haemerocallis fulva var. kwanso (variety of daylily)
  • 6-1 Kamigamo-misonoguchi-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from Kamigamo Jinja-mae bus stop.
  • Tel. 075-711-1133

2.[Kakinuma Souzaten (Kakinuma Delicatessen): Casual takeout with the taste of a kappo restaurant / Jingu Marutamachi

This is a delicatessen and boxed lunch store operated by the kappo restaurant Rakuzen Kakinuma. The restaurant attracts many office workers and local residents at lunch time, as they can enjoy the taste of a kappo restaurant in a casual atmosphere. The bento comes in about eight varieties, priced at a reasonable 710 yen and up.

Kakinuma delicatessen Glue stick lunch box

(Front) Charcoal-grilled silver salmon nori bento for 880 yen. (Left) Croquettes with lotus root and taro for ¥270 (Right) Salad with squid, mixed beans and tomatoes for ¥480

Kakinuma Delicatessen

  • Saraswati (god of wealth, music, eloquence and water)
  • 18, Shogoin Nishi-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 9 minutes on foot from Keihan Jingu Marutamachi Station
  • Tel. 075-746-4954

3.Popular for its seafood-based side dishes that take advantage of its specialty [Marufuku KYOTO] / Shichijo Nanabonmatsu

A delicatessen run by Marufuku Suisan, a brokerage in the Kyoto Central Market. The lineup ranges from delicacies to sweets, and includes about 50 kinds of seafood-based side dishes. The wide range of items includes everything from delicacies to sweets, and the convenience of tasting dishes made with fresh fish has attracted the support of men and women of all ages.

Marufuku kyoto

Marufuku Gozen, a set of seafood chirashi with a variety of seafood such as mackerel and salmon, and side dishes for 1,500 yen (available only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays).

Marufuku KYOTO

  • Marfuku Kyouto
  • 17, Suzaku Urahata-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 7 minutes walk from JR "Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station"
  • Tel. 075-950-0139

4.Professional Taste of Fish [Kinko's] Nori Bento with Kyoto Miso Pickles / Kiyomizu Gojo

Chikako, a fresh fish restaurant founded in the Meiji era, is located near Kiyomizu Gojo Station and is constantly visited by chefs, local residents, and other customers. The lively store offers fresh seafood as well as prepared dishes and boxed lunches, and the luxurious taste of fresh fish can be enjoyed at both take-out and eat-in restaurants.

Chikako's Bento

Gindara (silverfish) grilled slowly over a distant fire is so shiny that you can tell it has a good amount of fat. Fishmonger's nori bento silverfish marinated in Kyoto miso, 1,550 yen

Kinkou era (1555.10.23-1558.2.28)

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  • 1, Higashi-hashizume-cho, Gojo-dori Ohashi Higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from Exit 4 of "Kiyomizu Gojo Station" of Keihan
  • Tel. 075-531-1333

5.Dashimaki sandwiches made by a historic egg omelet factory / Tambaguchi

This is a direct sales outlet of Daiei Seidama, which has been manufacturing dashimaki and egg rolls for sushi for 70 years. Their popular dashimaki sandwiches are made with additive-free dashimaki, bread, and mayonnaise.

Jiajia's Dashimaki Sandwich

Dashimaki Sandwich (Yuzu Mix) 600 yen. The dashimaki is grilled on a griddle to a texture that is neither too soft nor too hard, and looks beautiful as well. Mixed dashi broth made mainly from bonito and kelp with some saba-bushi (mackerel bones) is used.

Kakka era (1441.2.17-1444.2.5)

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  • 18 Nishi-shinyashiki Shimono-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from JR Tambaguchi Station
  • Tel. 075-351-7696

6.Fresh fish store run by KYOSHICHI offers a variety of side dishes / Umekoji Kyoto Nishi

This delicatessen, operated by the fresh fish store Yamasada Shoten, features fish as its main ingredient. In addition to the freshness and quality of the fish, the neighborhood is also pleased with the easy-to-buy menu items, such as miniature sashimi and original rice balls made with a lot of care.

Kyoshichi's rice balls

From left to right: Unagi (eel) 432 yen, which also has a tasty sauce smeared on rice; homemade tuna made from fresh bonito 270 yen; tenmusu made from natural prawns 270 yen.


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  • 129 Nishi Nanajo Kitano-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 9 minutes walk from JR "Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station"
  • Tel.070-8496-3896

7.Loving bento of "Obanzai Smile," which is available only on certain days of the week / Kawaramachi Marutamachi

The owner, Mr. Nishimura, has been making seasonal menus for 17 years, fulfilling his dream of "someday running an obanzai shop. His bento lunches, available only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, are filled with side dishes and vegetables, and are so popular that some regulars come back every time to buy them.

Obanzai I'm sorry bento

A seamless array of homemade flavors such as grilled meat with more vegetables, sauteed potatoes and green peppers, and vinegared cucumbers and jellyfish. Today's bento 700 yen (contents change daily)

Evening meal, I'm sorry.

  • 190 Nishikawado-cho, Shin Sawararagi-cho dori Takeyacho Kamigami, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 10 min. walk from Exit 3 of Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station.
  • Tel. 075-211-0797

8.Popular boxed lunches at ALLOUNENO, a restaurant specializing in prepared foods using additive-free dashi (soup stock) / Gojo Tominokoji

This is a specialty restaurant of Uneno, a long-established dashi (Japanese soup stock) company. In addition to the Uneno bento, which is available only on certain days of the week, there are also salmon bento and weekly bento. It is recommended to visit early in the day, as the bentos are often sold out by noon.

allouneno's Salmon Bento

Salmon soaked slowly in kelp broth before baking, chikuwa isobe-age (fried chikuwa) and dashimaki tamago (rolled egg), etc., for a well-balanced salmon lunchbox: 1,836 yen (1,870 yen eat-in).


  • Arawneno
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Shimogyo Ward, Tominokoji Street, Gojogeru, Honshiogamacho 557
  • Six-minute walk from Gojo Subway Station
  • Tel.075-354-1600

9.Carefully handmade! Weekly bento box lunches at Obento Shokudo tadaima (Bento Restaurant tadaima) filled with deliciousness / Karasuma Imadegawa

A bento diner located near Imadegawa Subway Station. Two types of bento lunch boxes that change weekly, each colorfully packed with a main meat or fish dish and about six side dishes, as well as the standard homemade keema curry, are on standby.

tadaima's Bento

(front) Weekly bento box lunch 1050 yen. The main dish of the day was deep-fried chicken in oil gonadiki-style using Omi chicken. (back left) Okara takitan 250 yen (back right) Carrot rapé 240 yen. Bento are made to order, so ordering by phone is recommended.

Bento Restaurant tadaima

  • Obento Shokudo Tadaima
  • 307-2 Maison de Lute 2F
  • 3 minutes walk from Exit 6 of Imadegawa Subway Station
  • Tel.075-777-7604

10.Healthy menu at [gomacro Salon], where you can enjoy lunch and sweets using sesame seeds / Oike Shinmachi

Directly managed by a sesame shop [Yamada Seiyu], this café offers freshly made sesame products and prepared lunches. The carefully prepared, additive-free menu is also for sale, so feel free to take out a healthy dish.

gomacrosalon Bipimba

(Left) Gomacro Bibimbap Bento (Bibimbap Lunch Box) with brown rice and white sesame rice topped with freshly made sesame oil namul (namul) is 1188 yen. (Right) Sesame tofu, which is rich in flavor and allows you to enjoy the true taste of sesame seeds, is available for 540 yen.

gomacro Salon

  • Gomakuro Salon
  • 67-3 Shinmei-cho, Shinmachi southeast corner, Oike-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel. 075-257-5096

11.Bento box lunches with plenty of vegetables and love at Onna Oime Tune no Gohan Toro (vegetable-rich rice) / Senbon Sanjo

Located in an alleyway near the Sanjo-kai Shopping Street, which is crowded with locals, this restaurant is like a hideout. The owner, Misa Nishikawa, uses her many years of experience and intuition in the food industry to serve you home-style, healthy cuisine.

Vegetable-rich rice Tune no Gohan Torino no Ie Piccata Bento

The house piccata bento comes with the famous piccata made from an original recipe, side dishes using seasonal vegetables, and homemade nukazuke pickles, etc., for 1,080 yen (better to make a reservation by phone in advance).

Vegetable-rich rice with rice and vegetables

  • Oyame Oyame Tsune no Gohan Toshiiro
  • 14-27 Mibu-banba-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 8 min. walk from East Exit of JR Nijo Station
    10 minutes walk from Exit 1 of Subway "Nijo Station".
  • Tel.070-1730-1077

12.MARDELI, a Western-style deli specializing in both healthy and stylish food [MARDELI] / Karasuma

This is a sister store of Mar Café in Kawaramachi-Gojo, and its case is lined with 14 kinds of colorful delicatessen items. There is also a space for standing and drinking, making it a great place to stop by on your way home or between jobs.

mardeli Cuisine

If you choose two or more deli items for the salad box (700 yen), you can get 200 yen off the total price. From top left: eggplant and zucchini lasagna (630 yen), herb breaded sardines (620 yen), salad (carrot rapé, champignon, tricolor tomato) (700 yen)


  • Maardeli
  • 633, Moto-Takeda-cho, Takoyakushi-sagaru, Higashinotoin-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  • 4 min. walk from Exit 18 of subway "Shijo Station".
  • Tel. 075-600-9102
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