Downtown OkonomiyakiJan. 15, 2016 UPDATE
Okonomiyaki in the Kyoto traditional house


The okonomiyaki restaurant 'KAMU', meaning 'dreams become true' in Japanese, was built by reconstructing the Japanese traditional style house. The appearance is an old style with red lanterns; it is good sign which can find out restaurant easily. 'KAMU' offers the Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki which is known for having yakisoba noodles and also for its ingredients all layered rather than mixed.
You can see the iron plate on the left side of the entrance. Okonomiyaki, yakisoba or other dishes are ...morecooked on the iron plate every night. If you sit the seat in front of it, you can enjoy seeing how to cook the Okonomiyaki and feel good smell which stimulate your appetite. I recommend the bar counter seat in the dinner time.
We will introduce the lunch menu of the Kamu in this article. It is rare case to enjoy the okonomiyaki in the lunch time. Big size lunch menus are available, if you are hungry, please check it !
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I was satisfied with the volume of the lunch menu. Okonomiyaki was almost shoot out from a plate, really big size. I was enjoying the lunch time in the casual atmosphere even though appearance was traditional-style, quite, relaxing space.
The amount of the Okonomiyaki is very big! However, it is not as heavy as it looks with plenty of healthy cabbages and yakisoba noodles, which made me ate all of them easily though I haven't got a very big appetite. I am sure everybody can enjoy the unique combination of having the soul food of Hiroshima in Kyoto's traditional setting!
1Must Eat !
Hiroshima yaki set
A plenty of cabbages, slices of pork and noodles are inside. Really big size ! Sweet and spicy sauce (similar to teriyaki sauce)and seaweed are topping already, so you can eat as it is. Rice, miso soup, radish pickles and small dish are served together.
Yakisoba set
2Must Eat !
Yakisoba set
Noodles are cooked with pork and vegetables, and the accompaniment is red ginger which is a little bit sour, but goes well with sweet & spicy yakisoba sauce. It is a traditional taste, and reminds us of a yatai which is woody food truck.
Citron sherbet
3Let's Try !
Citron sherbet
How about a refreshing dessert ? This photo is a citron sherbet which makes us refresh and cool after eating the hot and spicy okonomiyaki. Sliced fresh citron peels are mixed and it gives the sherbet a rich taste.
How to Order & Eat
kamu how to order & eatA dinner menu has photos which help you to image how are the dishes.
A lunch menu doesn’t have photos but written in English.
You can take more rice and miso soup without extra charge in the case of lunch set.
- Order Tips -
You can find out the large cloth bags behind you. If you hate to get the smell with your clothes or bag, please use it to cover that.
Kamu Interior Photo 1
Kamu Interior Photo 1
Kamu Appearance Photo
Categories Okonomiyaki
Phone +81 75-343-3555
Address 315 Tanatsushima-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto-fu
Directions 5 minutes by walk from Subway karasuma line shijo station
Hours 11am -2:30 pm (2pm L.O) for lunch,
5pm - 11pm (10pm L.O for meal, 10:30pm L.O for drink ) for dinner
Reservations Yes
Closed Sundays
Price range
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Credit cards Acceptable in the case of over 5,000 yen or more
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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It is located at center of Kyoto and English menu is available. Offering lunch set menu as well.
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 63 seats
Private dining rooms Yes
Non smoking / smoking 1st floor is non-smoking in lunch time. 2 floor and 1 floor in dinner time smoking is acceptable
Kamu +81 75-343-3555 2/3

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