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OIL & VINEGAR Kyoto Store

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Sample a range of oils and vinegars and find your favorite
OIL & VINEGAR is an oil and vinegar specialty shop with 200 locations worldwide. Their flagship store in Japan opened in Tokyo's Ginza district, and it was followed up by the OIL & VINEGAR Kyoto Store. In addition to the finest quality olive oil, they carry flavored oils, vinegars, herbs, and spice mixes, among other items that will enhance your meals. The olive oils and vinegars come in numerous varieties, and each and every one of them can be sampled. We invite you to try them for yourself and find one that suits your taste. Items are available for purchase in quantities as small as 100ml, another plus. There are also some Japanese ingredients in stock, so these are worth a look, too. The shop is located in the center of Kyoto at the COCON KARASUMA shopping facility near the Shijo-Karasuma crossroads. They're open until 8PM, so this would make a perfect place to visit at the end of a long day.
Olive Oils
Olive Oils / 100ml ¥880~ *Prices are pre-tax
You will find a selection of fine olive oils from Italy, Greece, Spain, and South Africa. Extra virgin olive oils are made by pressing the olives immediately after they are picked, so they are extremely fresh. Flavoured oils contain the rich aroma of orange, lemon, and other ingredients. We recommend the Castello Zacro Olive oil, an extra virgin olive oils from Greece. The subtle bitterness pairs well with marinades and salads. You will also find products that pair with pastas, meat, and seafood.
Vinegar / 100ml ¥680~ *Prices are pre-tax
You will find vinegars from Italy, Germany, and South Africa. One great approach is to blend them with oil. Our recommendation is the Balsamico Modena IGP, from Modena in Italy. The mellow sweetness of this item pairs well with pasta sauces and meat dishes. The Fig Crema Vinegar, from Mosel, Germany, features the flavor of figs. It can be put on vanilla ice cream or mixed with sparkling water, among other uses.
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Bruschetta / ¥1,800 *Prices are pre-tax
This seasoning contains dried tomatoes, spices, and other ingredients. Soak it in hot water for one minute and then mix with olive oil. It can be spread on bread, mixed into pasta sauce or omelettes, and put on salads and seafood, to name a few. Of the three varieties, the most popular is the Bruschetta Originale. The sweetness of the tomatoes gives way to the fragrance of garlic and herbs, enhancing any meal. There is also the Bruschetta Pomodoro, which has a clean, brisk taste free of garlic.
OROBAILEN-Extra Virgin Olive Oils
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OROBAILEN-Extra Virgin Olive Oils / ¥4,500 *Prices are pre-tax
This olive oil is made from rare and luxury olives picked early, before the fruit fully ripens. This oil has won numerous awards in Spain, the largest producer of olive oil in the world. The taste of the olive is front and center, providing a unique taste. This oil can be sampled, so we highly suggest you check it out.
How to buy

Many of the products, among them the oil and vinegar, can be sampled. We recommend trying a range of items to compare their various flavors. When making your purchase, first select your desired item. Next, you get to select from jars of different sizes. They will then pour the oil and vinegar into that jar.

- Shopping Tips -
- Take empty jars back to the store to have them refilled. - Tell the staff what dishes you plan to use oil and vinegar in and they will find products best suited to that purpose.
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OIL & VINEGAR's buyers select oils and vinegars that have one thing in common: they are all fresh and of the finest quality. At this shop, you can check their color, aroma, and sample their flavor before you buy. When you find one item among many that speaks to you, you will experience a kind of delight and want to start cooking with it right away! The shop also stocks recipes they've devised for oil and vinegar, so be sure to check those out, too.
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This charming shop lets you select and try olive oil for yourself. You will find rows and rows of olive oils of different types and from different regions. It's exciting to be able to select your very own favorite! If you've purchased oil or vinegar here before, you can return the empty bottle to have it refilled with your next purchase. Another unique charm of the OIL & VINEGAR Kyoto Store is that they let you sample the products by dipping a bit of bread in them!
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OIL & VINEGAR Kyoto Store
Category Seasonings
Phone +81 75-708-7882
Address COCON KARASUMA 1F, 620, Suiginyacho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8411
Directions ・A few minutes on foot from Shijo Bus Stop ・Directly connected to Exit 2 of Subway Shijo Station. ・Directly connected to Exit 23 and 25 of Hankyu Karasuma Station.
Open Hours 11am - 8pm
Closed Open everyday
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc.
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Not every product has descriptions in foreign languages, but you can ask the staff for help, and they will do their best to assist you in a friendly fashion with gestures and other expressions.
Information Some items contain English signage
Lanuages spoken English,Thai
Shipping services Not accepted
URL http://www.essence-group.co.jp/

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