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Mar. 26, 2020 UPDATE

Kushikura - Main Store

- 串くら 本店 -
Traveler Friendly
Full English menu and English speaking staff.
Menu
English
Languages spoken
English
1975 26 7.0 1 reviews
Mar. 26, 2020 UPDATE

Kushikura - Main Store

- 串くら 本店 -
Traveler Friendly
Full English menu and English speaking staff.
Menu
English
Languages spoken
English
1975 26 7.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Yakitori Skewers Even Vegetarians can Enjoy
Kushikura is best known for their charcoal-grilled yakitori chicken and seasonal Kyoyasai veggie skewers. Using the owner’s particular choice of special chicken meat and vegetables, Kushikura slowly grills every skewer over a high-grade charcoal known as binchotan. With a deliciously crisp outside and juicy, soft center, Kushikura’s yakitori skewers are a hit with both out-of-towners and locals alike. While the food is, of course, great, the vibe at Kushikura is also something not to be missed. Sitting inside an over 100-year-old Kyoto townhouse that used to be an old kimono shop, Kushikura offers a nice spacious interior. After taking off your shoes and stepping inside, you’ll come across two traditional nakaniwa Japanese courtyard gardens as you make your way to a horigotatsu table. (horigotatsu give off the look of traditional floor seating but feature recessed floors, turning them into regular with plenty of space to stretch your legs). Everything about Kushikura, from the moment you step foot inside, gives off this amazing “Japanese” vibe. During dinner service, Kushikura only offers courses. This means you won’t be able to order a single dish or just a drink. Also, if you’re unable to eat anything in the courses, don’t worry. Because Kushikura receives so many customers from overseas, they’re pretty flexible with meeting people’s needs. And in fact, even offer a vegetable-only vegetarian menu and gluten-free menu too! If you’d like either of the two, make sure to tell the restaurant when making your reservation so that everything goes smoothly when you arrive. Even if you have dietary restrictions, you’ll still be able to have an incredible time at Kushikura.
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User Reviews
7.0 Great
food9.0 service6.0 atmosphere6.0
Anna - Japan
Dec. 06, 2018
Details
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (last order: 2 p.m.) 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (last order: 9:45 p.m.)
Reservations
Accepted
Closed
None
Price range
Lunch: From ¥2,000 Dinner: From ¥5,000
Credit cards
VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
Good for
With Friends, Families with Children, Solo, Romantic
Number of seats
94
Private dining rooms
Available
Non smoking / smoking
Non-smoking
Usually busy between 12 a.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch, and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for dinner. It’s recommended to avoid these peak hours or book in advance.
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