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Eel Spots in Kawaramachi / Shijokarasuma Area

  • Pontocho Idumoya
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    3.5
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Pontono-machi 173-2 Kashiwaya-machi which rises to Shijo-machi
    This is a Kyoto cuisine restaurant in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto. This window glass enclosed restaurant situated on the Kamo River provides a spacious atmosphere for dining. Popular for their secret Tokyo-style broiled eel sauce and other seasonal Kyoto cuisine, during the months of May through September one can enjoy your meal 'on the river', with seating on the deck erected over the river.

    We came here for their eel courses as it had come highly recommended by a local as one of the top 5 places for eel in Kyoto. Our first choice had been the Michelin starred Uole-ye U but it had been...

  • Kayukojiedogawa
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Shinkyougokushijou

    I am surprised that this restaurant is under rated. The eel is so good. Perhaps because its hidden in a small alley and its hard to find. One of the best eel restaurants in Kyoto. This unagi is not...

  • Edogawa Kintetsukyotoekiten
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    3.5
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    31-1, Higashishiokoujikamadonocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8215

    Good location near The Kyoto Station. I had a lunch in an eel restaurant. Traditional Japanese cuisine was added to UNESCo’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. I had broiled eels and “eel and rice...

  • Sumiyagura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Sumitomo Realty & Development Kyoto Building 8F, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Shijo-dori Kawaramachi Higashiiru 68, Shincho, 600-8001
  • Toku Kyototen
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Takashimaya 7F, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Shijo-dori Kawaramachi 52, Shincho, Nishi-iru, 600-8520

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