Downtown IzakayaJan. 29, 2016 UPDATE
A world of their own, a fun Izakaya in Downtown Kyoto


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Sit and be surrounded by pictures and posters all over the wall and ceiling in Chikyuuya. Chikyu, meaning globe, is an unusual place but have a luring sense of appeal. Inside of this Izakaya hangs a flag of Brazil, and on the wall are photos by young photographers, and old posters from 70’s or 80’s, it’s a place that has a world of its own.

Chikyuuya is a place to mingle with friends in a fun atmosphere with great drinks and food. Everything is affordable and in big portions. For about 40 yea...morers, this place kept making locals happy. Keeping the prices low is a sense of compassion for everyone, from poor college students to working salary-men, to be able to have a drink and satisfy their stomach with deliciousness.
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Chikyuuya is a really fun place to visit and experience a Japanese style bar or also known as Izakaya. It's a very casual place decorated with bunch of posters and photos. This Izakaya is loved by the locals like college students and those who are a regular customer since they were in college. The food is very affordable and the portion size is huge!
Sara Udon
1Must Eat !
Sara Udon / ¥648
Prepare for a large portion when you order this Sara Udon, or “Udon plate”. Udon noodles are in savory broth with vegetables topped with green onions and Katsuo Bushi (Dried bonito flakes). It’ perfect for sharing between 3 to 4 people.
2Must Eat !
Gyoza / ¥540
Many people claim that Gyoza is the best partner for a glass of beer. The Gyoza at Chikyuuya is pan fried and served with a side of their original sesame sauce. Vinegary sesame sauce goes brilliantly with this Gyoza.
Neko Meshi
3Let's Try !
Neko Meshi / ¥432
A rice bowl dish is uniquely named as Neko Meshi, or “Cat Rice”. Most Japanese people are familiar with feeding cats with a bowl of rice mixed with whatever is available back in the olden days. No need to be grossed out about this Neko Meshi though. Rice is topped with delicious ingredients and when combined all together, is a bowl of satisfaction. Rice is topped with different types of pickled vegetables, kimchee, tuna with mayonnaise, sprinkle of seaweed, and dried bonito flakes.
4Let's Try !
Umepoca / ¥378
A sweet tasting cocktail of two popular drinks of Umeshu and Pocari Sweat. Umeshu, or plum wine, is often enjoyed in Japan and abroad. Combining it with Pocari Sweat, a popular sports drink in Japan, is amusing and tasty.
How to Order & Eat
How to Order & Eat ChikyuuyaEnglish menu is available. Ask for it if it’s not placed on the table already.
- Order Tips -
We recommend ordering 2-3 dishes per person. Enjoy with some drink and share your plates with friends!
Chikyuuya Interior Photo 1
Appearance photo 1 Chikyuuya
Categories Izakaya
Phone +81 75-344-6159
Address Ichino-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Directions ・4-minute walk from Hankyuu train Kawaramachi station
・4-minute walk from Keihan train Gion Shijyo station
・16-minute walk from Kyoto city subway Shijyo station
Hours 5pm - 12am
Reservations Accepted
Closed No regular holidays
Notes Izakaya (casual place for drinking and eating) serves tapas-style dishes.
Price range
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Very affordable
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menu is available
Menu Japanese, English
Languages spoken Japanese
Number of seats Capacity of about 100 people
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Smoking
Chikyuuya +81 75-344-6159 Very affordable 2/3

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