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Fresh Seafood Paella Made by a Spanish Chef


The area around Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station on the subway is located a bit far from downtown, but it is an area where there are many stores that are popular among people living in Kyoto. One characteristic of the area is that familiar and long-established stores and new, trending stores exist alongside one another. A Spanish restaurant, ANTONIO is situated in that area. Since its opening in 2003, the restaurant has been drawing crowds due to their popular dish, paella, made with plenty o...moref seafood, and Spanish regional cuisine made by a Spanish chef. You can enjoy various appetizing dishes made with fresh ingredients. Also, they serve plenty of tapas (appetizers and small plates of Spanish cuisine) and Spanish wines that go well with them.
Those who love wine are sure to be satisfied. The store’s interior, with its white walls, presents a clean atmosphere, and paintings and objects reminiscent of Spain are displayed. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like whenever you have something in mind, as the chef and servers can speak English and Spanish.
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At ANTONIO, you will enjoy cuisine from various areas in Spain. Some dishes may not be familiar, but please take the opportunity to try them. Numerous dishes are available, including rustic dishes and dark-flavored dishes that go well with wine. Selecting dishes from the menu is really exciting.
Also, their homemade bread is very delicious! Please dip the bread in the leftover sauce on the plate and eat it.
A Spanish restaurant, ANTONIO is located near Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station. Unlike trendy casual Spanish bars, you will enjoy authentic and carefully prepared Spanish dishes at this restaurant.
Since they offer a wide variety of dishes, it may take you some time to decide what to order. We recommend their signature paella, as its taste and volume will completely satisfy you.
1Must Eat !
Seafood paella / ¥4,500 for two servings / ¥9,000 for four servings
Each grain of rice is soaked in the seafood extract, and you will be fascinated by its rich aroma and flavors. Although the ingredients change every season, it is prepared with seafood—including shrimp, squid, clams, and white fish—and vegetables like bell peppers and carrots. The invigorating flavor of the lemon draws out the umami of the seafood. Please be careful, as the iron plate is hot. Be sure to order early since it takes time to cook.
*The photo is of two servings.
Garlic prawns
2Must Eat !
Garlic prawns / ¥1,300
Plenty of small shrimp with a plump texture. It will be served simmering. Have it when it’s still hot. It is absolutely not cloying and it’s surprisingly light-flavored because it’s cooked with white wine along with olive oil and garlic. We recommend dipping the bread in the leftover sauce on the plate and eating it.
Marinated anchovies
3Let's Try !
Marinated anchovies / Half ¥580 │ Full ¥850
It’s one of their popular tapas. Since it is served rather quickly, it’s perfect to snack on along with an alcoholic beverage. The distinctive flavors of the dish are the fresh aroma of the olive oil and sourness of the vinegar sauce. It’s not fishy at all because fresh anchovies are served. It goes well with not only beer and wine, but also sweet sangria.
Chilindron style Lamb stew
4Let's Try !
Chilindron style Lamb stew / ¥1,700
Chilindron is a Spanish regional dish in which meat, onions, tomatoes are simmered.
At ANTONIO, it is cooked with lamb, which is often consumed in Spain. Dip the lamb meat in the sauce in which the umami tastes of the vegetables is condensed, and then eat it. The aroma of thyme adds an accent and it will stimulate your appetite. Have it with red wine.
How to Order & Eat
ANTONIO How to order & eat

They have menus written in Japanese and Spanish. Although an English version of the menu is available, the details and prices of the dishes are not updated and they differ from the current details and prices. However, the staff can speak Japanese, Spanish, and English, so it may be a good idea to ask any questions you have when you place your order.
- Order Tips -
・There are various kinds of paella besides the Seafood paella. Also, since they serve you a generous amount, you may also bring home the leftovers if you become full.
・A table charge of ¥500 is charged per person, and bread and aioli sauce (garlic mayo) are served. ¥250 will be charged for seconds of aioli sauce.
ANTONIO Interior Photo
The interior of the store is long and thin throughout its entire expanse. With its white walls, wooden chairs, tables, and paintings reminiscent of Spain, it offers a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.
ANTONIO Appearance Photo
Categories Spanish
Phone +81 75-221-3212
Address Nakamura Bld.1F, Yamamotocho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-0933
Directions 4-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Stn.
5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Stn.
Hours 5pm - 10pm (L.O.)
*During lunchtime, it is only open for reserved parties. Business hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Reservations Accepted
Closed Tuesday
Price range
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Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / 5% handling charges occur when paying with a credit card.
Good for Romantic, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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The chef and staff can speak English and Spanish. They will kindly answer even small questions.
Menu English, Spanish *Note that the English version of the menu is not up to date.
Languages spoken English, Spanish
Number of seats 24 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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