Downtown SushiFeb. 23, 2016 UPDATE
Authentic and flavorful sushi with skilled chefs over the counter


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Located right next to Shinkyogoku where is one of the most popular shopping districts in Kyoto, Kinbe-zushi offers very authentic and flavorful sushi at a reasonable price. When you enter this restaurant, you can see the wide floor with many counter seats. There are various kinds of sushi sets, sashimi, the sliced raw fish, single sushi from 50 yen, soup and more. They are all very fresh and delicious, and you may enjoy watching sushi chefs making sushi over your counter. One of the sushi chefs ...morespeaks English, so you can ask what kind of sushi they will offer. Sushi chefs in Kinbe-zushi are all very skilled and they provide such a great hospitality.
Our Comments
Average: ★★★★★4.0
Popular in Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
Highly Recommended
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Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
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I surely enjoyed their fresh and flavorful sushi in the counter seat! Sushi and sashimi, sliced raw fish, are all very delicious and you will surely enjoy the taste of sushi and also the authentic atmosphere of sushi restaurant. The sushi chefs are very skilled and also are passionate about their work and service. Therefore, you will surely be satisfied by their hospitality as well. Please make sure to visit this sushi restaurant when you are visiting Kyoto!
The sushi chefs are very kind and friendly, so please also enjoy the conversation over the counter! I highly recommend that you visit Kinbe-zushi as you can have delicious sushi at a reasonable price in the authentic sushi restaurant!
Sushi set
1Must Eat !
Sushi set / 8pieces ¥2,200 (+tax)
This is called “sushi set” which is one of the popular sushi sets in this restaurant. There are in total 8 pieces of sushi in the box such as tuna, salmon, white fish, shrimp and so on. All of the sushi are very flavorful and you will surely enjoy the different kinds of fish and their delicious tastes. Please put some soy sauce when you eat them.
Sashimi set
2Must Eat !
Sashimi set / 8pieces ¥1,500 (+tax)
If you would like to try some “sashimi”, the sliced raw fish, this is what we recommend! You may have several sliced raw fish such as tuna, salmon, white fish and so on. They are all fresh and delicious, but our favorite is salmon as they have mild and creamy taste. We also suggest that you eat sashimi with sliced ginger prepared in vinegar called “Gari” as they make the taste fresher. It is interesting that the sashimi will be served directly on the table from the chef’s side.
Sushi (from single piece)
3Let's Try !
Sushi (from single piece) / 1pieces ¥50 - ¥600
If you still have a room for something more even after having sushi set, you can order just one sushi from the menu. There are many kinds of sushi such as salmon, shrimp, red-snapper and more. The prices vary depending on the kind of sushi you would order. This time, we ordered salmon and it is very fresh and has a mild taste. Please choose what you would like to try!
Big rolled Sushi (Futomaki)
4Let's Try !
Big rolled Sushi (Futomaki) / ¥800
This is one of the signature dish in Kinbe-zushi! It may be fun to watch over your counter how the sushi chef makes this sushi roll! Inside of this sushi roll, there are eel, crab, egg, pickles, some vegetables with mayonnaise. They are incredibly delicious and you may enjoy the crispy texture of fresh vegetable. We highly recommend that you order this with your sushi set!
How to Order & Eat
Kinbe Sushi How to order & eatEnglish menu in detail is available. However, if you don’t know or have any questions about the menu, please feel free to ask the sushi chefs. One of the sushi chefs speaks English, and he will explain the kinds of fish and ingredients used in sushi.
- Order Tips -
If you would like to taste various kinds of sushi, we highly recommend that you order sushi set, high-grade sushi set or sushi & roll combination. If you still have a room even after having the sushi set, you can order your favorite sushi from a single piece.
Kinbe Sushi Interior Photo 1
Kinbe Sushi Appearance Photo
Categories Sushi
Phone +81 75-223-1277
Address 465, Matsugaecho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8034
Directions 5-minute walk from Sanjo Station on Keihan Line/ 5-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho mae (Kyoto City Hall) Station on Subway Tozai Line
Hours Tue.- Fri. 4pm - 11pm(L.O.10:30pm)
Sat/Sun/Holiday 12pm - 11pm(L.O.10:30pm)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Monday (if the Monday is a holiday, they will open on Monday and close the following day)
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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There are English and Chinese menus in this restaurant and they are written in detail. There is one sushi chef who speaks English, so if you have any question about sushi and ingredients used in sushi, please feel free to ask him!
Menu English, Chinese, Japanese
Languages spoken English, Japanese
Number of seats 43 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Smoking
Kinbe-Sushi +81 75-223-1277 3/3

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