Jan. 19, 2018 UPDATE

Chikurin Honten - Main Store

- 竹林 本店 -
A long-loved Kyoto cuisine restaurant by locals at Uji city
Chikurin has been offering a traditional Kyoto cuisine for a long time at Uji city. It has 2 branches, the main shop is located 10 minutes by walk from JR uji station, and the other is near the Byo-do in. The appearance is almost looks ryokan, and you will be greeted by staffs who are wearing Kimono. Chikurin is a two-story restaurant which is equipped with an elevator, and private rooms. The design of the restaurant is an important reason that it has been loved by local people for a long time. Dishes are prepared with high quality ingredients, especially they are thinking that water is really important, so they have their own well, and use water from the well. Please enjoy high quality Kyoto traditional cuisine in a comfortable space.
Syokado / ¥3,500
Shokado bento, Shokado-style box lunch, is a famous bento that has originated in Kyoto. It is served in a square box, separated into four compartments and covered with a lid. Japanese traditional food, such as tempura, sashimi are assorted. That is very Japanese style bento box loved for a long time.
Tekago Bento
Tekago Bento / ¥3,500
You can see and taste more than 10 sorts of Japanese dishes of small portions. It is a large amount in total, despite the appearance. The different point compared with the Shokado bento is that, Tekago bento has sushi, if you are sushi lover, you must try! One of the sushi is shaped as a crane, so presentation is also really nice.
Saba Suhi
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Saba Suhi / 6 pieces ¥1,800
Thick mackerel is topped on vinegar rice at the bottom. Although the season for mackerel is winter, they keep and offer the most seasonal mackerel throughout the year. It doesn’t have a distinctive smell, so it is eaten easily. It is possible to take it out, so you can easily enjoy genuine taste at home as well.
How to Order

- Order Tips -
You can take out the roll sushi. Ingredients of the roll sushi will change according to seasons. Please enjoy cherry blossoms or maple leaf seasons with the Chikurin roll sushi.
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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I love an atmosphere of this restaurant. Not only dishes but also staff service are also great! The calm ambiance and great cuisine will help you eliminate some fatigue you may have gotten from all the walking around Uji.
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Chikurin Honten - Main Store / 竹林 本店
Category Casual Style Washoku
Phone +81 774-22-7475
Address 19 ikemori, uji, Uji city
Directions 10 minutes by walk from Jr uji station
Open Hours 11am - 2pm for lunch, 5pm - 7:30 pm for dinner
Reservations Accepted
Closed Wednesdays
Price range
Credit cards Accepted
Good for Romantic, With Friends, Business Meeting
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
It is far from center of Kyoto. Traditional Japanese cuisines are available in calm space
Menu Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 69 seats
Private dining rooms Yes
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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