Apr. 12, 2021 UPDATE
Kurama - Kyoto Station Asty Road- くらま ASTY京都店 -
English and Chinese speaking staffs are available (not always there). All menus are in English and written how to eat in English. So you can enjoy your meal the same as Japanese people do.
Japanese, English, and Chinese
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Have it your way! Original Kyoto style cuisine
The concept of Kurama is providing a place for tourists to enjoy not only authentic dishes filled with fresh Kyoto ingredients, but also seasonal dishes too. The restaurant’s menu is fairly original, and each portion is massive! Each order comes with a main and three side dishes. One of the most unique things about this restaurant is the specific way in which you enjoy your meal called Ohitu Gozen, a gorgeous rice bowl set. With this set, you can choose boiled whitebait, chicken with Kyoto leak or tempura as toppings for the rice. It’s recommended that once you feel you’ve had enough of the rice bowl, you pour Dashi stock over the rice and create a dish called Ochazuke. The flavors of the dish change completely, to the point where it’s like you’re enjoying a completely separate meal. Sake from the southern Kyoto district of Fushimi are also available.
Chicken and Kyoto leak Ohitsu-zen / ¥1,480
This set comes with shrimp and vegetable tempura, a soft-boiled egg, miso soup and Japanese pickles. It’s recommended that you first mix and try the rice bowl of chicken and Kyoto leak. After that, pour the soft-boiled egg over the rice and try them together! It’s so gooey and creamy that it’s absolutely irresistible!. Finally, pour the dashi stock into the bowl! The suggested ways to enjoy the meal are written in English if you need any further assistance.
Kyo-sai lunch box / ￥2,100 sushi | ￥1,980 rice with whitebait
If you are a big eater, how about getting the Kyo-sai lunch box? This lunch box features nine different kinds of original Kyoto dishes, all in a cute wooden box. Each of the nine bite sized dishes are fantastic, but we recommend the crispy fried shrimp the most! The shrimp is incredibly rich and downright delectable. The lunch box can be order with either sushi or whitebait topped rice. Note that the portion sizes of each aspect of the lunch box are quite small.
Kyoto Pickled Vegetables / ¥750
An assortment of five Kyoto style pickled vegetables. The pickles are crunchy and a little salty, making them go perfectly with Sake. The vegetables used change seasonally, so this small platter of Kyoto style pickles is the perfect thing to try before making your way out of Kyoto!
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