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El Fogon

) #1,015 of 11,746 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$ Spanish
380 Kameyacho Miyukicho Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5517
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6 Aug 2016
“Weekday Dinner at El Fogon”
6 Aug 2016
“This great paella served in a spanish atmosphere was located across the street from the apartment we rented”
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380 Kameyacho Miyukicho Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We give this place a go as it was two blocks from our ryokan. This 'Spanish' restaurant did a decent job of tapas and variations on the theme, with a few Agu dishes, one of which we had a go at. Being used to tapas...More

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was a great restaurant serving Paella and charcoaled grilled lamb, which we had as our main course. For a starter we had squid and spanish omelett, both delicious. For dessert we had cheese cake and vanilla ice cream with cacao sherry. We were honestly...More

1  Thank Jan Gunnar B
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Make a reservation! We didn't but they fit us in at the end of the bar. The service is amazing! I had Agu Pork and my girlfriend had Tripe. Both were cooked to perfection. Everything we had was absolutely delicious and 100% worth the money....More

1  Thank Roman M
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We had several different types of Paella. A party of 4 ; all whom enjoyed their meal. I would eat here again. Nice wine ; felt a little like being in Barcelona again

1  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 14 June 2015

two blocks away from our hotel (Okura). We arrived by mistake, due to a wrong recommendation from hotel staff (a restaurant one block away, was closed that weekday). Nothing is spanish here, nor a food preparation, nor a spanish speaking or looking person, nor a...More

2  Thank Genesis4ever
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

A nice treat in the center of Kyoto. Great if you're looking for a little variety from the local cuisine. Lovely little upstairs dining room. Waitstaff that were incredibly friendly and attentive even by Japanese standards. Great sangria, nice Spanish cheeses and tapas, tender pork....More

1  Thank Doc_Jefe_95
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Good spanish restaurant with small tapas. The jam quality is awesome and mahou beer tastes as in Spain. Great ambience!

1  Thank Israel M
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Small tapas bar with very helpful, friendly staff! The bar selection is limited but good enough (Mahou Spanish Beer is pretty tasty). The grilled vegetable tapas were excellent with an almond, garlic, pepper, tomato "sauce". The other dishes were also tasty. Overall, the wonderful ambiance,...More

2  Thank Maui-mango
Reviewed 23 April 2012

I have had lunch here and dinner. The staff had more time to chat during lunch and suggested a wonderful Spanish red wine by the glass. It's just east of city hall. I will be back.

1  Thank Ted S
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$36 - US$54
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Kameyacho Miyukicho Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5517
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Description
"Spanish char-grilled cuisine"

El Fogon meaning "the stove" in Spanish features chargrilled cuisine. Spanish style grilling is kept simple to allow for the natural flavours to come through. Simply grilled with salt, you can enjoy all the blessings of nature. The chargrilled ingredients are crisp on the outside and juicy in the middle, sealing in the natural flavour. Please enjoy a chargrilled meal, which is not so easily prepared at home.

"Spanish cuisine using Japanese ingredients"

Spanish Iberian pigs are famous for their rich black color and flavorful meat. We serve "Agu pork" from Okinawa, which is comparable to Iberian pigs in color and taste.
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