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Appearance of Syn

[Syn, a new taste sensation created with rich Wakayama ingredients in the Nijo Castle area.

February 27, 2024 open

In the spacious machiya (townhouse), the only seating is at the luxurious 7-meter-long counter made of a single piece of large African sapelli wood. The owner, Shinsuke Yoshida, says, "I opened this restaurant in a place a little far from the city because I wanted to make it a place where people would come to look for me. Mr. Yoshida was the head chef at the popular restaurant To. in Karasuma-Oike, and when he married Yumi, with whom he worked, he decided to set up his own restaurant.

Interior view of Syn

As Yumi is from Nachikatsuura, the main ingredients of the dishes are from the mountains and seas of Wakayama. She plans her dishes using ingredients such as fish from Mr. Oe, a legendary fisherman, and fragrant herbs from Ogawa Farm.

Pasta with Syn Sode Squid and Salted Lemon Fish Sauce Butter

Sode-ka with salted lemon and fish sauce butter pasta for 1,800 yen. The resilient and sweet sode-ika squid is well mixed with fresh tagliolini noodles kneaded with egg. The homemade brodo made from fish ara and fish sauce accentuate the taste.

While using the Italian techniques he has cultivated over the years as a base, he adds an Asian flavor and incorporates charcoal fire to create an original dish that you won't find anywhere else.

Syn's Steamed Dumplings with Kyoto Red Chicken and Pakuchi with Lemongrass Sauce

Steamed gyoza with Kyoto red chicken and pakuchi with lemongrass sauce, 1,250 yen. The distinctive round shape is inspired by the tortello of Italian cuisine. [Lemongrass, pak choi, and coconut from Ogawa Farm are used to create a tropical flavor.

Enjoy a conversation with the owner and his wife as you savor a variety of alcoholic beverages, including natural wine and Wakayama sake, along with the cuisine.

Syn's green laver butter and crusty bread

The 750 yen snack bread with green laver butter and crusty crust has a satisfyingly rich taste. [The bread, a special order from Pointe Poule Pointe, has a rich dough with a presence as strong as its seasoning.


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  • February 27, 2024 open
  • 1-847, Omiya-dori Marutamachi Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 14 min. walk from Exit 2 of "Nijojo-mae" subway station.
  • Tel. 075-406-0899
  • 16:00-23:00 (LO/22:00)
  • Closed on Wednesdays, other irregular holidays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/syn_kyoto/
*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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