Enjoy shabu-shabu where it all started, at Junidanya Hanamikoji restaurant
Shabu-shabu is popular in Japan and abroad. But do you know which restaurant first came up with the dish now known as shabu-shabu? And that that restaurant is right here in Kyoto, and that it is called Junidanya Hanamikoji?
This restaurant is in a tastefully renovated town house, and if you enter it you can have great Tamba beef from Kyoto. The fatty beef is soft and just melts in your mouth, and the taste is so nice that you just can’t stop eating. If you dip the beef into the gomadare sesame sauce, the recipe of which has not changed since the founding of the restaurant, the beef tastes even better. If you want to have good-quality, authentic shabu-shabu, I heartily recommend you go to Junidanya, Hanamikoji restaurant.
This restaurant is in the famous sightseeing area of Gion in Hanamikoji, so the restaurant is easy to find and they are open for lunch and dinner both so if you are in the area, how about having some shabu-shabu?