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Kyoto Restaurants

Kisaki Yudofu

  • 173–5 Minamida-cho Map It
  • Sakyō-ku
  • Japanese

Updated 09/23/2013

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This is the place for a hearty and healthy meal. Though some dishes include meat or chicken, the cuisine here relies mostly on fresh vegetables, including plenty of pickles and seaweed. The hospitable, English-speaking owner, Emiko, will cater to special requests. Tempura, warmed tofu, and hot pots cooked at the table are the staples in this attractive two-story restaurant along the Philosopher's Path overlooking maple and cherry trees. Try the Kisaki nabe that

includes pork, chicken, beef, chrysanthemum, shiitake, and spinach. This is the place to be in August during the Okuribi Festival, when it is possible to watch the distant hillside fires lighted in the shape of a ship on its symbolic journey to the Buddhist Pure Land. Although the restaurant closes at 9, the last order is taken at 7:30.

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173–5 Minamida-cho, Jodoji, Kyōto, 606-8403, Japan

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Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Closed Wed.

Updated 09/23/2013


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