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京料理 萬重 京都ポルタ店 Kyoryori Manshige Kyotoporutaten @京都 Kyoto, Japan

Our last meal in Japan, and we thought we should splurge! We got ourselves 2 very pretty and delicious bento (¥3000 and ¥2600, excluding taxes). There were also a few mochi surprises, LOL! Overall, an enjoyable meal 🙂

Contact:
  • Location: 902, Higashishiokoujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan 〒600-8216 京都府京都市下京区東塩小路町902 京都駅前地下街 ポルタ (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Kyoto Station JR 京都駅 (2 min walk)
  • Websitewww.kyoryori-manshige.co.jp
  • Hrs: 11am – 10pm
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Cafes in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

ワンダアカフェ Wonder Cafe

IMG_3174Met up with our niece at this quirky cafe. Gotta say, the portions here were certainly very generous and yummy too!

We managed to wiped clean everything which was a real surprise to us, considering the amount of carbs involved.

Heard from our niece that this was one of the favourite places among her schoolmates, and we could certainly taste why 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 3-31 Ryoanji Nishinokawacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8016, Japan 〒616-8016 京都府京都市右京区龍安寺西ノ川町3-31 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Randen Kitano Line Myōshinjii Station 嵐電北野線妙心寺駅 (1 min walk)
  • Websitewww.instagram.com/wonder.cafe.kyoto
  • Hrs: 11am – 9pm (Wed-Mon, closed on Tue)

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やきとり一番西大路花屋町店 Yakitori Ichiban Nishioji Hanayacho @京都 Kyoto, Japan

Our last night in Japan, and we were still craving for yakitori, LOL! So while we were trying to find our way back to our lodging, we made a detour to have some very delicious skewers 😀

The menu came with pictures, and so all we did was point, wait and eat. Prices ranged from ¥90 to ¥400, with most items in the ¥100+ range. There was an additional cover charge of ¥220 per pax. We really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and friendly service! What a great way to end the night 🙂

Contact:
  • Location: 34 Nishishichijo Kakegoshicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8881, Japan 〒600-8881 京都府京都市下京区西七条掛越町34 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Nishiōji Station JR線 西大路駅 (18 min walk)
  • Websiteyakitori-ichiban.co.jp
  • Hrs: 6pm – 4am (Tue-Sun)
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どんぐり 四条寺町店 Donguri @京都 Kyoto, Japan

Our last dinner in Japan was at this okonomiyaki place recommended by our niece. There were many options to choose from, with English menu available. The food was served onto the hotplate built into the table, so we could continue to keep the food warm. We tried okonomiyaki and yakisoba, and liked both types.

Contact:
  • Location: North side of Nishiiri, Shijo-dori-cho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8004, Japan 四条寺町 西入ル北側 〒600-8004 京都府京都市下京区四条寺町 西入ル北側 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Train Hankyu-Kyoto Line Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station 阪急京都本線 京都河原町駅 (3 min walk from Exit 12)
  • Websitewww.kyoto-donguri.co.jp
  • Hrs: 5pm – 1am
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豆腐料理 松ヶ枝 Tofu Ryouri Matsugae @嵐山 Arashiyama, 京都 Kyoto, Japan

No trip to 嵐山 Arashiyama seemed complete without trying some tofu cuisine 😛 We ordered 2 sets to try (total ¥4330) and we totally enjoyed the food and the pleasant environment.

Contact:
  • Location: 3 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan 〒616-8385 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨天龍寺芒ノ馬場町3 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Saga-Arashiyama Station JR嵯峨嵐山駅 (11 min walk)
  • Websiteyoshimura-gr.com/matsugae
  • Hrs: 11am – 4:30pm
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焼肉SEVEN @京都 Kyoto, Japan

It was deceptively dry despite the incoming typhoon, and we thought we should go for a late lunch/early dinner. We found this yakiniku place near the shopping street that opened early, and we found ourselves as the first customers. We found the food to be quite standard of a typical Japanese BBQ. Perhaps the food would be tastier if we drank some beer 🙂

Contact:
  • Location: 11 Nishishichijo Kitahigashinocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8871, Japan 〒600-8871 京都府京都市下京区西七条北東野町11 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR San-In Line Umekōji-Kyōtonishi Station JR山陰本線 梅小路京都西駅 (8 min walk)
  • Websiteretty.me
  • Hrs: 5pm – 11pm (Mon-Fri), 4pm – 11pm (Sat-Sun)
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寿しのむさし Sushi no Musahi @京都 Kyoto, Japan

There was this relatively popular conveyor-belt sushi outlet at JR Kyoto Station, and the food was pretty decent, with a few interesting sushi items. Three of us conquered 19 plates (each ranging from ¥146 to ¥463, plus 10% tax, total bill ¥4090).

Contact:
  • Location: 8-3 Higashishiokoji Takakuracho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8214, Japan 〒600-8214 京都府京都市下京区東塩小路高倉町8-3 京都駅八条口構内おもてなし小路 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Line Kyoto Station JR線 京都駅
  • Websitesushinomusashi.com
  • Hrs: 10am – 8pm
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牛カツ京都勝牛 京都駅前店 Gyukatsu Kyoto Katsugyu Kyoto Ekimae @京都 Kyoto, Japan

First meal of the day in Kyoto was 牛ロースカツ膳 Chuck Tail Flap (¥1480) and 牛リブロースカツ膳 Rib Eye Roll (¥1380), with 10% tax, which came with free-flow rice, miso soup and cabbage. This place was definitely tourist-friendly, with its multi-language guide on how to eat 牛カツ Gyukatsu aka beef cutlet. We were quite impressed by the crispy exterior of the cutlets while the inside was medium rare and juicy.

Contact:
  • Location: 211 Maoyacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8211, Japan 〒600-8211 京都府京都市下京区真苧屋町211 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: JR Kyoto Station JR 京都駅 (4 min walk)
  • Websitegyukatsu-kyotokatsugyu.com/store/kyotoekimae
  • Hrs: 11am – 9pm (Sun-Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat)
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Cafes in 大阪 Osaka, Japan

丸福珈琲店 千日前本店 Marufuku Coffee Sennichimae Honten

IMG_3122IMG_3131Coffee post lunch, we found this lovely coffee place. Still full from lunch, we opted to share a Cake set (¥1010). The coffee was definitely a perk-me-up. It was strongly bitter and rather acidic, but yet addictive. The chestnut roll was pretty OK, but we preferred the one we tried during our previous trip. It felt like time slowed down inside here! A lovely space to chill 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 1 Chome-9-1 Sennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0074, Japan 〒542-0074 大阪市中央区千日前1-9-1 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Train Kintetsu Line Kintetsu-Nippombashi Station 近鉄日本橋駅 (3 min walk)
  • Websitemarufukucoffeeten.com/store/sennichimae
  • Hrs: 8am – 11pm

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焼とりporc (ヤキトリポー) 心斎橋本店 @大阪 Osaka, Japan

For a change, we decided to skip okomiyaki and takoyaki, and the number of yakitori places around the area inspired us to find one, but unfortunately the one we wanted to try didn’t seem keen to want to serve non-Japanese. Oh well. We decided to continue roaming the streets while slowly making our way back to the hotel for an early rest. As we walked past the bars and all, we chanced upon an Izakaya menu being shone under spotlight by the roadside. Turned out that the place was at the basement, and because the menu had assorted skewer platter available, we decided to give it a try!

It was a very cozy place with 4 tables (8 seats) and a small counter bar area, and the waitress only spoke Japanese. We opted for the table and basically just pointed to the 鶏と豚と野菜10本 (10 chicken, pork and vegetables skewers) (¥1800, worked out to be ¥2640 including appetizer and tax) 😂 Since we were not drinking, we had some みず plain water to go along. There was also a small side of pickled radish, cucumber and ginger to go along with the skewers.

We were very glad that we decided to come here. Each chicken skewer was simply juicy and flavourful. The pork skewer paled in comparison. But the vegetable ones were very delicious too! We also didn’t feel hurried and could take our own sweet time to enjoy the food and each other’s company.

Gotta say this was one of our best random find during this trip 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 1 Chome−18−1 Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Japan 〒542-0083 大阪府大阪市中央区東心斎橋1-18-1 BEST PLAZA B1F (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Subway Midosuji Line/Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line Shinsaibashi Station 地下鉄御堂筋線/長堀鶴見緑地線 心斎橋駅 (1 min walk)
  • Websiteyakitori-porc.com
  • Hrs: 6pm – 1am (rest days not fixed)
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