Enjoy a high quality and delicious specialty, Saba sushi, served as a set with sushi of your choice
A sushi restaurant with approximately 100 years of history, located opposite Yasaka Shrine. The interior of the restaurant is furnished with wooden walls, tables, and chairs, and adorned with a number of decorations that create a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Its specialty dish is Saba sushi. Saba sushi is a type of sushi that has been well loved in Kyoto since the olden times. It is made by placing mackerel pickled in vinegar on top of vinegar-flavored rice. There are many sushi restaurants ...morethat serve saba sushi in Kyoto. From among these, IZUJU's Saba sushi is known to feature delicious mackerel with a high quality flavor. The kelp that surrounds the sushi helps to highlight its delicious flavor even more. The mackerel is cut into thick strips to provide a superb texture, and as soon as you bite into it you will be able to feel the fat of the mackerel spreading deliciously around your mouth. In addition, apart from Saba sushi, the restaurant also offers Inari sushi and warm Steamed sushi. We also recommend ordering a set of saba sushi combined with sushi of your choice.
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1Must Eat !
Saba sushi / 6 pieces ￥2,268
Enjoy the delicious fat of the mackerel pickled with the perfect amount vinegar - and with no raw fish smell whatsoever. Take a close look at its beautiful cross section. As it already has plenty of flavor, we recommend eating it without any soy sauce. Peel off the kelp on the outside before eating it.
2Must Eat !
Inari sushi / 5 pieces ￥756
A dish with sushi pieces featuring fried tofu made from domestic soy beans, filled with vinegar-flavored rice. The vinegar-flavored rice is mixed with yuzu citrus fruit, burdock root, and hempseed. The crunchy texture of the hempseed is a great characteristic of this dish. This dish can be ordered even with just one piece.
* Not available during July to Sep.
* Not available during July to Sep.
3Let's Try !
Sasamaki sushi / 5 pieces ￥1,188
This sushi features the white meat of a small sea bream sitting on top of vinegar-flavored rice, wrapped in an aromatic bamboo leaf. This sushi is not only delicious, but it also gives you great happiness and relief. Its small size makes it very easy to eat.
How to Order & EatPlease make sure to try Saba sushi! If you tell the staff what other sushi you would like to eat, they will bring it to you as a set with the Saba sushi.
Saba sushi is eaten after peeling off the kelp around it. The kelp is fine to eat but take care as it can be hard and chewy.
- Order Tips -
All dishes are available for takeout. Saba sushi is always best eaten by the day after purchase. All other dishes should be eaten on the day of purchase.
|Address||292-1, Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0073|
|Directions||8-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.|
10:30am -19pm (18:30pm L.O.)
|Closed||Wednesday(Open on holidays, closed the day after)|
|Notes||The restaurant gets busy during lunchtime on weekdays and national holidays (12pm-14pm). The passageway inside the restaurant is fairly narrow, so please be mindful of other customers when passing through.|
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
English menus available.
|Languages spoken||Japanese only|
|Number of seats||20 seats||Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|