Japanese kappou restaurant which offers the highest grade Kyoto cuisines by friendly staffs

Kappou Yamashita

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Kappou Yamashita
Kappou Yamashita, a Japanese style restaurant, is located at Gion near the Kamo-river. Lots of excellent Japanese cuisines are lined on this area. Usually, it's difficult to visit a high grade Kyoto cuisine restaurant easily, but you don't need to feel pressured to be here. The owner is really friendly and a good talker even though you are first time visitor. Please enjoy outstanding Kyoto cuisines and amusing talk with staffs who are behind the counter. One of the signature points of this resta...moreurant is that you can watch how to cook by the cuisinier, it is almost performance like a magic or circus! I guess you can not decide what you order due to plenty of menu, in that case, please ask friendly staffs about today's recommends !
Our Comments
Average: ★★★★★3.8
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Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
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Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
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At first, I was nervous because this is my first time to visit Kappou restaurant. I didn't know, what I should order, what I should do after sitting our seat. But taisho( Taisho is Japanese nick name of owner) is friendly to us and his smile makes us relaxed. I believe that their service makes the taste better.
I recommend someone who want to try Kappo in Kyoto. there are a lot of regular customers, but staffs are really friendly to first time visitor. So, you can enjoy dinner without pressure. I was exciting to watch their cooking skill, it was like watching the stage performance.
Fried Moroko
1Must Eat !
Fried Moroko
Moroko is unusual fish which is difficult to catch every day. If the day when you visit has moroko, you are lucky and must order it! Raw morokos are cooked by charcoal grill in front of us. Outside is crispy and inside is soft, but it is perfectly cooked and goes well with lemon or mix seasonings (soy sauce and vinegar and ginger)
Steamed radish
2Must Eat !
Steamed radish
Boiled radish or pickled radish are famous but, texture of this steamed radish is pretty different from these. It is very soft and mild. Radish is one of the famous vegetables in Kyoto during a winter season.
3Let's Try !
The left photo is yellow tail which is ready to eat in this season (December). Radish, chopped green onions and wasabi are rolled with sliced yellow tail. Yellow tail is fatty and it melt in your mouse after your first bite. Presentation is perfect .
Saba sushi
4Let's Try !
Saba sushi
Thick mackerel is topped and bottom is vinegar rice. Vinegar flavor is a bit strong. You can take it out for dinner at the hotel after sightseeing
How to Order & Eat
How to Order & Eat YamashitaEnglish menu is available. If you want to try ingredients which are displayed in front of you, please just point it out !
- Order Tips -
You should taste seasonal items. Please ask to some staffs about today's recommendations and check ingredients which are displayed on the counter.
Appearance Photo Yamashita
Kappou Yamashita
Categories Kaiseki/Kyo Ryori(Kyoto Cuisine)
Phone +81 75-256-4506
Address 491-3, Kamikorikicho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-0923
Directions 3-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Stn.
Hours 11:30am - 1:30pm(L.O.) | 4pm - 10pm(L.O.)
Reservations Yes
Closed Mon
Price range
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Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners / Yes
Good for Romantic, Business Meeting
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Staffs are friendly even though you are a first time visitor from overseas
Menu English, Japanese
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 31 seats
Private dining rooms Available
Non smoking / smoking Separate areas for smokers and non-smokers.
Kappou Yamashita +81 75-256-4506 2/3

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