Best Traditional Japanese Food restaurants in Kyoto

You can enjoy many types of Japanese food in Kyoto, from fancy kaiseki and tempura dinners to soba and udon places. Make your trip a culinary experience you won’t forget!
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Popular Yamamoto Menzo

Close to Heian Shrine there is a restaurant called Yamamoto Menzou with always a line in front of it, and there you can have a delicious bowl of udon that the chef poured his heart into
Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Honke Owariya - main branch

Specializing in Soba for over 550 years in Kyoto
Imperial Palace & Teramachi / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Toyouke Chaya

Right next to Kitano Tenmangu, there is a tofu restaurant Toyouke Chaya run by a long-established tofu shop
Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Okakita

Try to artistic Kyoto style Udon near Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Nanzenji Junsei

Enjoy the four seasons of Japan and the nature of Kyoto at Nanzenji Junsei with some piping hot tofu
Nanzenji Temple & Ginkakuji Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Kikyo Sushi

Because of their hospitality, Kikyo Sushi is loved by both locals and visitors from overseas alike
Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu / Central Kyoto Area
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Sushi Matsumoto

An unforgettable sushi experience at a Michelin rated restaurant in Gion
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Godan Miyazawa

Enjoy the newest Japanese cuisine in an environment made with fully natural materials
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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Nanzenji Sando Kikusui

Enjoy exquisite Japanese and western food while you gaze out into the beautiful garden
Nanzenji Temple & Ginkakuji Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Kodaiji Toyokawa

Authentic kaiseki cuisine in the atmospheric Gion Higashiyama area
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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