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#1,244 of 11,594 Restaurants in Kyoto
City Center
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230-2 Donomaecho Karasuma Rokkaku Higashi Iru, Nakagyo-ku | B1F Daiki Rokkaku Bldg, Kyoto 604-8134, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-222-7500
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the Korean food at this restaurant. We sat at the bar and watched the action. The owner is very friendly. We enjoyed ourselves. The food was good and inexpensive. I would recommend it for a casual dinner.

Thank laquebecoise1977
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My wife & I were walking about looking for a place for an evening meal and came across Yamadaruma by chance. It smelt good (we were ready for red meat). There were no places immediately available but we were tired of walking and hungry so decided to sit outside. The wait was worth it. There is an assortment of platters... More 

Thank Robert M
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Sit at the bar and enjoy the two chefs cooking in front of you. There is an English menu however a lot of goodies are missing off it, we learnt by pointing at what other Japanese people were eating and then ordering for ourselves. The chefs are quite funny and have little English. We made do with Google Translate lol.... More 

Thank Wilfixyourtravel
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing place. Give it a go. They have an English menu but there is a lot that is not on it. Also let the chef decide which sake for you to drink. That is an experience in itself. The two chefs behind the bar area are just amazing to watch. They are meticulous & entertaining to watch and we went... More 

Thank Ed B
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

A great atmosphere in this small restaurant. Our hosts were very welcoming despite us having no Japanese and them little English - there is an English menu that has on it the most delicious dishes. We ordered a variety and they were all first rate as was the beer, sake and plum liquor. We had a lot of fun watching... More 

Thank solar_uk
Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Opens til very late at night, service very good. Food ok, perhaps too salty for old guys like me. English menu provided. Air conditioning not perfectly ok though.

Thank Chizek
Zurich, Switzerland
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174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

A friend of mine living in Kyoto took me there Casual Izakaya, but great choice of local and general Japanese cuisine. All of them, esp. fresh sashimi and some tempura were amazing. Also huge variety of sake to choose from. Good value for money. Kyoto has a lot of choices but a bit difficult to find the right one. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230-2 Donomaecho Karasuma Rokkaku Higashi Iru, Nakagyo-ku | B1F Daiki Rokkaku Bldg, Kyoto 604-8134, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-222-7500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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