Satisfying classic western dishes brings back locals and visitors
A restaurant that is popular among locals including those who are a repeat customer. The heavenly food and pleasant location brings back visitors multiple times including those who stop by every time they visit Kyoto. The chef creates western style classic dishes familiar to most Japanese people. His original sauces are also impactful complimenting with the main part of the dish. The flavors of the dishes are not overpowering at all. The restaurant is located inside of Kamishichiken Maiko/Geiko district, and is a place they frequent as one of their favorite places to go. The delicate characteristics of Maiko and Geiko seems to be a match with the food served at Grill Yahey.
Omelet rice
Omelet rice / ¥1,200
Omelet rice is a familiar dish in Japan containing egg omelet over fried rice. Smothered with delicious sauce demi-glace, this omelet rice is just exquisite. Egg is cooked to perfection with a technique not everyone can imitate. Lunch set comes with creamy soup and a side salad.
Daily lunch - changed daily
Daily lunch - changed daily / ¥1,200
Daily lunch is a thankful option to have for frequent visitors because the main dish is changed daily. Pictured on the left is of breaded “Mochi Buta” pork loin as a daily lunch item. It comes with creamy soup, rice, and pickles.
Try to find the wall full of names of Maiko and Geiko of Kamishichiken
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Try to find the wall full of names of Maiko and Geiko of Kamishichiken / -
Look for the fans on a wall near the entrance. They are not just ordinary fans. The names of Geiko and Maiko of Kamishichiken district are written on the fans. You never know, when you visit here, you may happen to sit next to a Geiko or Maiko.
How to Order

Kirin beer, glass of wine, Oolong tea, coffee, and tea are available for drinks.

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The details of Daily Lunch are displayed outside. Because it’s only displayed in Japanese, you may need to ask the staff for details.
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The Japanese-style western food, like pasta and omurice, you get at Grill Yahei is surprisingly elegant, as benefitting the geisha district of Kamishichiken. The omurice, or omelet rice, you get at Yahei with the demiglass sauce is incredible. The mood is calm and it is easy to relax at the restaurant.
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Grill Yohei is a popular yoshoku-style restaurant offering Japanese-style western food in the Kamishichiken area. This restaurant is in the fancy geisha district of Kamishichiken, but this restaurant feels welcoming and casual. This shop is also popular among the geisha of the area called maiko and geiko, so going to this restaurant you also stand a chance to see a real maiko or a geiko.
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Grill Yahey / グリル彌兵衛
Category Yoshoku (Japanese-style Western Food)
Phone +81 75-467-3010
Address 706 Shinsei-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Directions 11-minute walk from Kitano Hakubaicho Stn
Open Hours Lunch: 11:30am - 2pm Dinner: 5:30 - 9:30 (L.O. 10pm)
Reservations Accepted
Closed Mondays
Notes Open for both Lunch and Dinner. (menu changes)
Price range
Lunch is set at an affordable price
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Menu Japanese, some English
Lanuages spoken Japanese, basic English
Number of seats 13 + private room (maximum of 10 seats)
Private dining rooms Yes
Non smoking / smoking Smoking
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