Jul. 09, 2018 UPDATE

The best pre-theater restaurants in Kyoto

Kabuki, Noh, and Kyogen― classical theater performances can be enjoyed in Kyoto. There’re several theaters you can reserve your seats. When you get a chance to get in one of them, here’s a list for pre-theater dining.
The best pre-theater restaurants in Kyoto

Some of you might make a plan or hope to go to see Kabuki, Noh, or Kyogen during your stay in Kyoto. It’s a little overwhelming to look for a restaurant worrying about the opening hour of the theater performance. Additionally, it’s often the case you’ll be late because you get lost. To prevent that, I’ve picked up some of the best dining spots within 15 minute-walk from main theaters.


Kyoto Shijo Minami-za area (for Kabuki)


○ Hyakushokuya Sukiyaki SenkaWhere   A minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station and along the Takase River

How far   5 minute-walk from the Minami-za

What to eat  The sukiyaki-set menu

How much  ¥1,100 (+tax)



○ FUKUNAGA 294Where   5 minute-walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station and nearby Kyoto BAL

How far  8 minute-walk from the Minami-za

What to eat  Seasonal vegetable salad

How much  ¥700 (including tax)



○ Amore KiyamachiWhere   On the east side of Kamogawa River and 7 minute-walk from Kawaramachi stn.

How far  8 minute-walk from the Minami-za

What to eat   Prosciutto & Rucola Pizza 

How much   ¥2,400 (+tax)




ROHM Theatre Kyoto & Kyoto Kanze Nohplay Theater (for Kabuki/ Noh・Kyogen) area


○ OkakitaWhere   On the south side of Heian Jingu Shrine

How far   7 minute-walk from the both theaters

What to eat   Ten-toji Udon (with Egg Soup)

How much  ¥1,300




Ooe Nougakudo area (for Noh・Kyogen)


○ Misoka-an KawamichiyaWhere   5 minute-walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station

How far   5 minute-walk from the theater

What to eat   Tenzaru

How much   ¥1,700




Kongoh Nohgakudo area (for Noh・Kyogen)


○ Marutamachi JyunidanyaWhere   Right across the street from the Kyoto Imperial Palace

How far   12 minute-walk from the theater

What to eat   Nanohana

How much  ¥2,835 (+tax)


Chiemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
Great excitement and expectation before going to see theater performances― you’d be probably filled with these feelings. These restaurants on this list will never ruin those perceptions. So, please check them out and have a great dining experience!
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