Apr. 09, 2021 UPDATE
Grill Ninjin- グリルにんじん -
The restaurant is very friendly for foreign visitors with an English-language website and menu as well as Instagram updates in English.The staff at Grill Ninjin all seem to be English learners so that they can also give foreign visitors a good time, so you should feel free to start a conversation with them!
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Story & Recommendation
A 30-year-old Western-style Yoshoku restaurant that's proud of it's slowly stewed Beef Tongue Stew
Grill Ninjin is situated an 8 minute walk away from Ichijoji Station on the Eizan Electric Railway. As you approach the area you're confronted by a small emerald green sign on a cute carrot-colored building (Ninjin is the Japanese word for carrot, and you can find this carrot motif packed into every nook and cranny of the building, something that you must check out). This is Grill Ninjin, a Western-style Yoshoku restaurant that has been loved by locals for a very long time. Although it's a little away from the town center, thanks to its deep-rooted popularity, it has often been covered by the media. On the contrary to its cute Western-style house exterior, the flavor of the food here is expertly authentic. The restaurant's reasonable pricing is another factor that keeps customers coming back for more. Furthermore, the meat served by Grill Ninjin is also surprisingly tender. All meats served in the meals here are so tender that they melt in the mouth and never fail in making their customers gasp in astonishment. Grill Ninjin's most famous dish, and the one that it's most proud of, is its Beef Tongue Stew. This is a luxurious dish packed with thick slices of beef tongue. You really can't leave without trying it! Give it a try with a little good-quality wine.
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11:30am - 2pm (Close 2:30pm) | 5pm - 9:15pm (Close 10pm)
Tuesdays, Third Monday in a month (Summer, New Year's holiday)
Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Number of seats
45 seats (19 seats at counter, 14 seat at tables, 12 seats at Japanese Tatami room)
Private dining rooms
Non smoking / smoking
Has Kyoto Wi-Fi.
As this restaurant is often covered by Japanese media it is always crowded. If you arrive straight after opening or after 20:00 at night it seems that you will have less trouble getting in.