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Oiwa Review

Oiwa. Kura storehouses were built of thick plaster and separated from other buildings to protect them from fire and theft: the kimono merchants who used to own this one have long since retired, and the treasure stored inside these days is fine kushikatsu cooking featuring bite-size bits of meat and vegetables skewered, battered, deep-fried, and served with a variety of sauces. Usually considered a laborer's snack, kushikatsu seems an incongruous choice for Oiwa's French-trained chefs, but their interpretation offers a richness and elegance found nowhere else. Order by the skewer or ask for a set meal (¥3,500 and ¥4,800 respectively). There's even a children's menu. The restaurant is along the Takase-gawa River. Kiya-machi-dori, Nijo-sagaru, 484–1 Toseishusho, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto, 604-0922. 075/231–7667. www.kushi-oiwa.co.jp. No credit cards. Closed Wed.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Kiya-machi-dori, Nijo-sagaru, 484–1 Toseishusho, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto, 604-0922
  • Phone: 075/231–7667
  • Website:
  • Location: Central Kyoto

    Restaurant Details

  • No credit cards.
  • Closed Wed.
Updated: 09-20-2013

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