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Western Food Spots in Kawaramachi / Shijokarasuma Area

  • La Locanda
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kamogawa Nijo Bridge
    An Italian restaurant located on floor B1 of the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto a three minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Tozai Line. In a space with a view of a lovely rock garden, you can enjoy appealing, gorgeously arranged course meals which respect tradition while incorporating novel ingredients created by a chef who has worked in two and three star restaurants around the world.
  • Kyoto Kamogawa Club
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Kuya-cho Traditional French temple Temple Le Tenno Town 151
    An Italian restaurant located down Kiyamachi Street from Shijo Street. The restaurant is housed inside a tea ceremony arbor past a slim, fairy tale-like stone path. The interior is a luxurious space with a Japanese atmosphere, including a slab bar counter and private rooms modeled after tea ceremony rooms. The restaurant’s exquisite food, prepared by a chef who trained in Italy, combines orthodox Italian with the delicate flavors and techniques of Kyoto. In addition to fine cuisine, the restaurant also offers a full wine menu. From May to the end of September, the restaurant erects a wood deck over the Kamo River, a Kyoto summer tradition. Closest station: Kawaramachi Station.

    You can eat fine Italian cuisine in a purely Japanese private room using Japanese old houses.Every menu is delicate and very tasty.Moreover, from the window of the private room, Kamogawa of Kyoto can...

  • Cento Cento Kyoto Station Building Branch
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    3.5
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Kyoto Station Building Kyoto Theater 7F
    This open terrace cafe on the seventh floor of the Kyoto Gekijo theater inside the Kyoto Station building is a fashionable space with red chairs amidst a white-themed interior. It takes on a refreshing atmosphere during the afternoon when the bright sunlight streams in, and at night guests can enjoy a meal while gazing at the plaza’s illumination. The lunch options that include a soup, appetizer, dessert, and drink with a pasta or main course are popular. During dinner time they offer an Italian buffet dinner consisting of a main dish such as a meat dish with a buffet of hors d’oeuvres.

    We were looking for something a bit different and spotted this. They spoke very little English and we speek no Japanese but we managed. The food and service was excellent. We had the set meal of...

  • il pozzo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishin-sen Denshi Sanjo Shimoru Le Yanagi-machi 77-2
    This restaurant in an old machiya (townhouse) built more than 100 years ago allows guests to enjoy authentic Italian food within a Japanese space where one can sense the warmth of wood and the history of Kyoto. All of their in-house-made fresh pasta types are articles of pride created using a pasta machine from the time-honored Bottene company. They use a lavish amount of Kyoto vegetables and seasonal ingredients, and provide dishes that make the most of the ingredients’ taste from appetizers to pizzas and desserts. The restaurant offers a full series of course menus that can be used for anniversaries or birthdays. Guests can enjoy wine and have a memorable time while looking out at the charming inner courtyard. The closest station is Karasuma Oike Station.
  • Aoike
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Takeyachou Takakura Nishi incidence 631 Watanookoucho
    This French restaurant in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture is characteristic for its pure Japanese exterior yet modern mixed Japanese/Western interior. It is popular for its healthy foods with each course containing over 30 types of vegetable, fresh from a long-standing Kyoto farm. The main course meats and fish are carefully selected, including premium foods like Yamagata Sangenton pork. The counter seats are also a popular, casual way to enjoy their colorful French cuisine.
  • Amore Kiyamachi Kyoto
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    3.5
    77 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Izumiyachou 161
    At this detached restaurant along Kamogawa River, the exterior is reminiscent of a European street corner cafe. The interior is a mature and stylish Japanese/Western blend dotted with old furniture and offering a relaxing view of the Kamogawa River flowing past. They offer simple yet authentic southern Italian cooking, with popular options including the genuine kiln-baked Naples-style pizzas and course menus. In summer one can enjoy eating at their raised river bank tables. The closest station is Kawaramachi Station.

    I passed this place as I walked along the cobbled canal streets and popped in to see if we could reserve a table on the terrace. We could only get a table at 8pm - and its difficult to appreciate...

  • FUNATSURU KYOTO KAMOGAWA RESORT
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Kiya Town Matsubara Kamiru Minowa Town 180
    This French restaurant is in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City along the Kamogawa River. It serves French cuisine in a simple Japanese-style interior that harmonizes the traditional and the modern. Guests dine on meat and fish-based fare from lunch, dinner, and seasonal menus. It's available for use by groups for gatherings like wedding ceremonies and farewell parties.

    Very fancy restsurant, locate in a tourist area, good environment with yummy food, waiter service is so good, enjoy life is so easy

  • Kyoto Gokomachi Restaurant Cameron
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Miku-machi Traditional French light Temple Le Tachibachi-cho 442
    Kyoto Gokomachi Restaurant Cameron is a steakhouse located about seven minutes' walk from Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line in Kyoto's Shimogyo Ward. The restaurant takes great care with its ingredients, using the finest Japanese black beef and seasonal, fresh Kyoto vegetables that have been certified with the Kyo Mark. Inside the restaurant are individual rooms and group seating, used for special occasions and banquets.

    このお店は東京資本?のはずです。京都のセンスと資力ではこのお店は出来ないと思いますよ。建物、内装等のセンスも抜群だし、改装も多分、推測ですが、更地に新築するより以上の費用を要して京町家と云われる建物を全面改装してあります。京都らしくはないけど、京都の食べ物屋の「嗜好」を良く研究して造られている。デザイナーもかなりのセンスの持主と思われる・・・。実に素晴らしい!肉もそこそこの内容のものであり(ディナ...

  • Ikariya Shokudo (bistro)
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Kiya-machi Kanuri Bridge Hall 138-2 Saito cho
    Five minutes' walk from Gion Shijo Station is Ikariya Shokudo, located in a renovated 100-year-old machiya town house along the Kamo River. The restaurant's sommelier carefully selects and pairs fine wines with popular dishes such as Chicken Confit so that diners can taste the marriage of flavors. During the summer, Ikariya Shokudo takes advantage of its location to open its riverside terrace as a temporary open-air bistro.

    The food is really good, wine is kinda expensive for what it really is and staff is OK. Very good location. Its a nice place if you dont want to have japanese for a change.

  • Hafuu Honten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Chukyo-ku Ashiya-cho Tosugawaue
    This hidden gem located just a 10-minute walk from the Shingu Marutamachi Station on the Keihan Line, or from the Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Tozai Subway Line, or the Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Subway Line. Preserving a Japanese feel within a modern design, this restaurant is set into a quiet residential neighborhood. The meaning of the name Hafuu combines the characters for wave and wind, with the hopes that guests would enjoy their meals in a relaxed atmosphere as though being caressed by a gentle breeze. Formerly a butcher shop, the discriminatingly chosen of exquisite Japanese wagyu steaks are the specialty of this restaurant. Dining at lunchtime is recommended, when one can enjoy a high grade steak at a reasonable price.
  • saffron saffron
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku
    A popular restaurant serving western cuisine including Hamburg steaks and pork with ginger. In the stylish yet relaxed shop interior you'll find counter seating, table seating, and tatami rooms available, perfect for single customers or groups to enjoy their meal. For lunch they offer a daily lunch special which offers large volume at a reasonable price and include a changing main dish, salad, three side dishes, pork miso soup, and free refills on rice.

    We happened on this place near our hotel and were so glad we did. Delicious, reasonably priced food and great drinks. Friendly, helpful staff.

  • Maison de vin Uzura-tei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Kiyacho 4 Jominami Donguri Agaru Saitocho 140-16
    "This ""wine dining"" restaurant is a proponent of ""bishoku danran,"" which means ""great food and good times."" The restaurant's interior is lit in warm colors and features counter seating on the first floor as well as table seating and private rooms on the second floor. Regardless of which seating option they choose, guests will find themselves in a space that is both distinctive and relaxing. You will definitely want to enjoy the restaurant's full-bodied wines and delicious cuisine with close friends or that special someone. The restaurant is by reservation only."
  • Poquito
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachidori Sanjo Agaru Shimomaruyacho 401-10
    This Spanish bar next to the Kawaramachi-Oike intersection was opened by a former Italian chef who fell in love with Spanish bars while on a trip and decided to open one in his hometown of Kyoto. It is notable for the prodigious use of seasonal ingredients in its dishes. The bar's broad menu includes classic Spanish tapas, pasta, wild game dishes, and their classic Poquito salad, a simple salad of vegetables dressed with olive oil and salt. The simplicity allows the inherent flavor of the vegetables to be fully appreciated, making it one of the most popular items on the menu since the restaurant opened.

    We had been traveling eight days through Japan, four of them in Kyoto before stumbling on Poquito. Although the Japanese had show us their best, we were tired of massive kaiseki dinners heavy on...

  • Bistro Ramage
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Takakuradori Oshikoji Agaru Kawaracho 555 - 1 Nishimura
    A restaurant where you can freely enjoy classic French cuisine just a five-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station. They offer course meals and a la carte dishes made with plenty of seasonal ingredients. For both lunch and dinner, they offer three different course meals to choose from and items can be swapped depending on preference or allergies. Course content can also be swapped according to budget making this perfect for a variety of events including birthdays, anniversaries, girls' nights out, or parties. The open kitchen is said to provide peace of mind as there's little separation between you and the chef.

    値段のわりには贅沢な食材を使った、手の込んだ料理が出てきます。料理に合わせた皿の使いかたが上手で、食べる前から目で楽しめました。料理を作っておられるご主人がサーブもされますので、ちょっと忙しそうでしたが、次の料理が出てくるのが遅くてイライラするということもなく楽しく過ごせました。ワインもリーズナブルな値段のものもそろっています。

  • ryuen
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Sanjodori Murocho Nishi Iru Koromonotanacho 39
    This Italian restaurant located a five-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station is notable for its Kyoto-esque townhouse exterior. Guests can casually enjoy authentic Italian in the restaurant's bright wood-trimmed interior. Their exquisite butter-roasted foie gras omelet features a large fluffy omelet topped with plenty of rich foie gras. The melt-in-your-mouth texture and sweetness of the foie gras will whet your thirst for the restaurant's Italian wines. The restaurant also has a full selection of deserts such as their jasmine blancmange and gorgonzola gelato.

    This was close to our hotel, and had decent looking reviews, so we went looking for it. Walked past it a couple of times - the street signage is subtle. We stumbled in, to find no English menu, and...

  • Thai Curry Restaurant Siam
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nishinokyonishishikagakicho 6 Hayashi Building 1F
    This is Kyoto's first Thai curry specialist, and it offers authentic flavors from Thailand. Located five minutes' walk from Sagano Line Emmachi Station, and stands out for its vivid red noren curtain. The shop's most popular dish is the green curry, made with the shop's original green curry paste developed after long research using green chilis, coconut milk, and more. It has a deep, rich flavor with the perfect level of sourness. In addition to green curry, they also offer red curry and Massaman curry made from red curry with added peanut butter and spices, for a choice of three.

    Delicious. We came here a few days ago and ordered the chicken peanut curry (theres three rice options and the smallest of 200g was enough for us)... Our second visit tonight and I told myself Id...

  • Kyoto Nese
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku
    This Italian restaurant is three minutes' walk from Sanjo station, on Kiyamachi-dori avenue. There are eight counter seats and eight table seats, creating a cozy interior. They serve Italian dishes made with plenty of seasonal ingredients. Their flagship dish is Carbonara, and is made with eggs from Yamada Farm, found in Kyoto's Ohara area. It is made to bring out the natural flavors of the eggs and pasta, without letting the rich cheese and fresh cream overpower. They offer several courses for different budgets based on an a la carte menu of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.

    Every time I visit Kyoto I eat here. The ever-changing menu is creative and never disappoints. The owner-chef trained in Italy to perfect his skills. What you get is authentic.

  • Restaurant Comme Chez Michel
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Yanaginobanbadori Oike Sagaru Yanagihachimancho 80-1
    This French restaurant at the intersection of Aneyakoji Street and Yanaginobamba Street offers authentic bistro cuisine created by a chef who trained in Paris. Each of its luxuriously flavorful dishes brings out the natural flavor of the ingredients while using as little butter and fresh cream as possible. During lunch time the restaurant offers full-course lunches with the guest's choice of appetizer, main dish, and dessert off the a la carte menu. It also offers chef's choice full-course lunches with everything left up to the chef. Many people visit the restaurant just to try their Paris-Brest, an exquisite dessert featuring almond cream sandwiched inside of a baked ring-shaped choux pastry. The restaurant has received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award for six years in a row.

    Perfect portions, perfect tasty dishes which evidence good fresh products. Pretty nice chef with whom we had the pleasure to talk a bit to congratulate him for the dinner. He told us a bit about his...

  • Brasserie Cafe ONZE
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Kiya-machi Shrine Shijo Shimouru Saito-cho 125
    Walking from Shijo-dori Street, Brasserie Cafe ONZE is on Kiyamachi-dori Street along the Takase River. They offer French home cooking including meat dishes and mussels. While French cuisine has a reputation for being high class and unapproachable, this cafe has an inviting atmosphere thanks to the owner's commitment to being the best and cheapest French restaurant in Japan. There are also plenty of wine and beer options, making it a popular spot for a drink as well.

    Landed their fully by chance and were enchanted, very nice litle place , good atmosphere of a french bistrot and delicious food. Was good to have a break in our tiring day from temple to temple...

  • Karasuma Shokuenshuka Maedadainasutei Honten
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Karasuma Nishiki Shojihigashi input Le north WISTERIA (formerly Sugimurabiru) 2F

    ランチで利用しました。大丸のすぐ裏にあり、地下鉄の出口が大丸と直結のため、雨の日はかなり立地が良く助かりました。ランチはプレート系で居酒屋さんならではのあげものメイン、サラダ多めと女性に嬉しい感じでした。

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