Mar. 26, 2019 UPDATE
Story & Recommendation
Japanese kappou restaurant which offers the highest grade Kyoto cuisines by friendly staffs
Kappou Yamashita, a Japanese style restaurant, is located at Gion near the Kamo-river. Lots of excellent Japanese cuisines are lined on this area. Usually, it's difficult to visit a high grade Kyoto cuisine restaurant easily, but you don't need to feel pressured to be here. The owner is really friendly and a good talker even though you are first time visitor. Please enjoy outstanding Kyoto cuisines and amusing talk with staffs who are behind the counter. One of the signature points of this restaurant is that you can watch how to cook by the cuisinier, it is almost performance like a magic or circus! I guess you can not decide what you order due to plenty of menu, in that case, please ask friendly staffs about today's recommends !
Moroko is unusual fish which is difficult to catch every day. If the day when you visit has moroko, you are lucky and must order it! Raw morokos are cooked by charcoal grill in front of us. Outside is crispy and inside is soft, but it is perfectly cooked and goes well with lemon or mix seasonings (soy sauce and vinegar and ginger)
Boiled radish or pickled radish are famous but, texture of this steamed radish is pretty different from these. It is very soft and mild. Radish is one of the famous vegetables in Kyoto during a winter season.
The left photo is yellow tail which is ready to eat in this season (December). Radish, chopped green onions and wasabi are rolled with sliced yellow tail. Yellow tail is fatty and it melt in your mouse after your first bite. Presentation is perfect .
Thick mackerel is topped and bottom is vinegar rice. Vinegar flavor is a bit strong. You can take it out for dinner at the hotel after sightseeing
How to Order