Nov. 26, 2018 UPDATE

Hyakushokuya Sukiyaki Senka

- 佰食屋 すき焼き専科 -
Hyakushokuya Sukiyaki senka offers sukiyaki so good and cheap it’s well worth lining up for
Hyakushoyaku Sukiyaki Senka is a special type of restaurant. It’s only open for lunch, and the number of portions served each day is limited to one hundred. Hence the name Hyakushokuya, which means a restaurant of one-hundred-meals in Japanese. The restaurant itself is in a traditional Kyoto-style townhouse known as machiya. But not everything about it is traditional: the way the hot pot is served is not done in the usual way. Normally in Japan, you have one hot pot in the middle of the table, from which each person takes what he wants to eat to a smaller bowl. But not at Hyakushokuya Sukiyaki Senka! You get your very own personal hot pot. As this restaurant only offers meals to 100 people a day, and it’s also very popular, you need to get a reservation ticket on the day of your visit. They start handing out the tickets at 9:30 a.m., but you should still get to eat if you come at around noon, but you may have to wait around two hours for your sukiyaki (if they have tickets left, that is). So our recommendation is to go at 9:30, get a reservation ticket, and then enjoy sightseeing around Gion until 11:00 a.m. when the restaurant opens! If you want, you can also choose a later time when you go get your reservation ticket.
The Sukiyaki set menu
The Sukiyaki set menu / ¥1,100 (+tax)
This is the most popular thing to have at Hyakushokuya Sukiyaki Senka! You get rice, pickled vegetables, and a raw egg with your hot pot. Put the egg into the hot pot if you don’t want to dip your meat in raw egg, which is the usual Japanese way of enjoying it. If you’re really hungry, you can double the amount of meat for 700 yen extra.
The cut steak set menu
The cut steak set menu / ¥1,300 (+tax)
The cut steak set menu is limited to 20 servings per day. It looks as delicious as it is! The steak is tasty as-is, but you can also dip it into the dipping sauces you get with it. These are soy sauce, pepper & lemon, and special steak sauce. You need to go to the restaurant soon if you want to have this dish, and order it as quickly as possible!
Crisp fat of beef
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Crisp fat of beef / ¥100 (+tax)
You can get some crispy beef fat for 100 yen. Put it on the rice and pour some soy sauce on it, and you’ll have something that is almost like fried rice! Delicious.
How to Order

The sukiyaki is served to you half-cooked, so you need to wait until it’s completely cooked before eating. 

- Order Tips -
They also have forks and knives. 
3.2 food3.5 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.2 food3.5 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
The atmosphere of the restaurant is really nice. You have to come early to sign your name on the board, Hyakushokuya Sukiyaki Senka really is that popular! Their sukiyaki is really good, but I also want to recommend their steak rice bowl. It’s cooked to perfection!
3.7 food4.0 service4.0 atmosphere3.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.7 food4.0 service4.0 atmosphere3.0
Hyakushokuya Sukiyaki Senka / 佰食屋 すき焼き専科
Category Sukiyaki / Shabushabu, Wagyu / Steak
Phone +81 75-361-2900
Address 187, Sendocho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8019
Directions 1-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. (Exit 1)
Open Hours 11am - 3:30pm (L.O.3pm) *The restaurant closes when all 100 meals are sold, so it may close earlier.
Reservations No
Closed Thursday
Notes They provide the entrance tickets from at 9:30. You can choose what time you want to eat and take tickets for 4 persons even if you are just only in a queue.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English, Korean menus are available.
Menu English, Korean
Lanuages spoken English, Korean
Number of seats 32 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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