No matter what you call the food of countries other than Japan, be it international cuisine or world food or global cuisine, every region of the world has its own specialties. And while kaiseki cuisine and the pickles of Kyoto are indeed very delicious, you may grow tired of eating them every day for both lunch and dinner. But don’t worry; here you have a list of 10 restaurants in Kyoto that offer something different!
Itosen is an old and renowned Chinese restaurant in Kyoto that offers delicious food in the geisha area of Kamishichiken. The restaurant is mainly popular among the locals, but can easily be also recommended for the tourists too. Just note that the restaurant is not very English-friendly.
The Korean restaurant Anpan offers spicy food right in the middle of Kyoto, and it’s not only spicy but also healthy. If you go to Anpan for lunch, you also get a cup of coffee for free.
Taiwan Tangbao offers tangbao, steamed soup-buns, a dish that resembles xiaolongbao but which contains more soup. The prices here are very low especially when you consider the restaurant's central location, and you can even wash down the tangbao-buns with beer.
ONZE is a French restaurant offering rustic French food in the middle of Kyoto. They are especially well known for their sausages, and their Aligot et Saucisson deserves a special mention.
Antonio is a Spanish restaurant in Kyoto, but they don’t only offer excellent Spanish cuisine, but they can even serve you in Spanish (and of course English too)! Their garlic prawns are something to die for.
A curry restaurant run by a Japanese woman? Can’t be that good, right? And that’s where you’d go wrong, as Garam Masala is one of the best curry restaurants in Kyoto offering authentic Indian curry. Their keema curry is just so good!
Would you like a non-Mickey D’s burger in Kyoto? Then you should head to the dragon’s lair! Dragon Burger not only grills you some nice burgers, but they also have a great selection of wines. Do you want a bottle of Opus One with your burger? Your only choice in Kyoto is Dragon Burger!
Le Bouchon takes their French cuisine very seriously. As you enter the restaurant, you leave Japan behind and enter a bistro in Lyon. A tip for the culinary demanding: they even have foie gras on the menu!
When it comes to Vietnamese food in Kyoto, Com Ngon is hard to beat. Their lunch prices are cheap, so you need to be prepared to wait for some time before you can get into the restaurant, as there’s often a line in front of it. They even have bubble tea.
When we’re talking of authenticity, Qué Pasa is where’s it’s at. The owner of this restaurant, one Mr. Kurokawa, spent 10 years in the bay area of California learning the ins and outs of the burrito-trade. Just go for the king size here, you won’t regret it.
|Sampo[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]|