Kyoto Restaurants

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  • 1. Somushi Tea House

    $$ | Nakagyo-ku | Korean

    Dark-wood furnishings create a provocative and intimate environment for sampling the bountiful brews at Kyoto's top Korean teahouse. Unlike...Read More

  • 2. Arashiyama Yoshimura

    $$ | Ukyo-ku | Japanese

    This old-style soba noodle shop two blocks south of Tenryu-ji Temple sits right in the thick of things and has a splendid view of the river...Read More

  • 3. Ca' Del Viale

    $$ | Nakagyo-ku | Italian

    The signature dish at this well-regarded trattoria is handmade pasta topped with a flavorful tomato sauce. Carefully selected organic vegetables...Read More

  • 4. Café Bibliotic HELLO!

    $$ | Nakagyo-ku | Café

    Leafy banana trees visible from several blocks away mark this airy two-story town-house café that's especially popular at night with young people...Read More

  • 5. Ganko Nijyoen

    $$ | Japanese

    The estate of a former prime minister has been turned into a kaiseki (multicourse-meal) restaurant, and the stroll garden by landscape artist...Read More

  • 6. Izama

    $$ | Japanese

    Patrons enter this restaurant through a dark-blue curtain on the east side of Shinmachi-dori. The design inside is pure contemporary, minimalist...Read More

  • 7. Kisaki Yudofu

    $$ | Sakyo-ku | Japanese

    Tempura and tofu hot pots cooked at the table are staples at this attractive two-story restaurant along the tree-lined Philosopher's Path. Try...Read More

  • 8. Louran

    $$ | Chinese

    Exquisite Chinese fare is presented French-style at a wooded resort in Kyoto's northwestern quadrant. The chefs focus on the cuisines of four...Read More

  • 9. Omen

    $$ | Sakyo-ku | Japanese

    The country-style exterior of this popular noodle shop near the Philosopher's Path echoes the hearty fare served within. Men means noodles...Read More

  • 10. Omen Nippon

    $$ | Nakagyo-ku | Japanese

    This branch of the famed soba noodle shop is convenient to the downtown shopping area, just across the river from Gion. It's a perfect place...Read More

  • 11. Taian-en

    $$ | Sakyo-ku | Japanese

    Within the Nanzen-ji temple complex is a restaurant designed by Ogawa Jihei 11th, a renowned Showa designer whose predecessor Ogawa Jihei 7th...Read More

  • 12. Zezekan Pocchiri

    $$ | Nakagyo-ku | Chinese

    A Taisho-era kimono business office and home was meticulously renovated into this restaurant whose Chinese cuisine is prepared as though it...Read More

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