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Zenza-an Ito Exterior

Found near Sanjusangendo, Kyoto! Senza-an Ito, where you can find Chobo-yaki, a snack from the early Showa period that is well known by those in the know.

A three-minute walk south from Keihan Shichijo Station. The "Zenza-an" lantern marks this okonomiyaki restaurant.

Zenza-an: A scene of baking Ito no Chobo Yaki

The 12 hollows are filled with chikuwa, konnyaku, takuan (pickled radish), and other ingredients, and the dashi broth is poured over the dough. The specialty is choboyaki, which is fun to eat while scooping with a spoon, and has a rich downtown atmosphere.

Senza-an: Ito no chobo-yaki

Choboyaki is said to be the original form of takoyaki, and some groups eat 70 to 80 pieces at one table! Choboyaki 5-piece set, 750 yen

The at-home restaurant, run by the beautiful Takeda family, is always bustling with long-time regulars. Mayumi, the wife, had helped her mother run an udon shop, and even today, noodles such as Chinese soba noodles and nabeyaki udon are on the back menu.

Zenzaan Ito's owner's family

The udon you slurp at the end of your powdered food will give you the energy to face tomorrow.

Zenzaan Ito's Zenzaan Special

It contains all ingredients such as suji, squid, hoso, oil cake, etc. and both soba and udon noodles! Share the Zenza-an Special 3,000 yen with two or more people. Enjoy changing the flavor with Doro Sauce!

Senza-an Ito no Minoten

Crispy mino-ten (5 pieces) with fine bread crumbs batter, 600 yen. Deep fried in canola oil and dived into sweet sauce.

Zenza-an Ito's store interior

Zenza-an Ito

  • former ozeki-ranked wrestler being in danger of losing his rank if he fails to live up to his responsibilities
  • 7-11 Hitobashimiya-nouchi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Keihan "Shichijo Station".
  • Tel. 075-541-3703
  • 17:00-22:00
  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays
  • All seats non-smoking (smoking space available) No private room No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/zenzaanito/
  • PHOTO/Taka Natsumi, TEXT/Riho Tachihara
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