A juicy selection of yakitori matched with a signature rice dish
The restaurant is a 5-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. The Kiyamachi area is one of Kyoto’s main hubs for bars and eateries, and it has a number of slender alleyways that crisscross throughout the neighborhood. You’ll find Umaimonyaki Sun tucked away in one of those small alleyways crossing through Kiyamachi. Umaimonyaki Sun is especially popular for their masterfully cooked yakitori chicken skewers served with specially prepared dipping sauces, as well as their fresh selection of vegetables. Their yakitori is perfectly cooked with a juicy texture and delightful aroma, which is an incredible way to enjoy the chicken’s distinctive savoriness. Their vegetable ingredients include hard-to-find locally sourced veggies from Kyoto that are fresh enough to enjoy even when they’re raw. They also carry a selection of alcohol to pair up with their food. In addition to their yakitori, they are also known for their specialty “Lard Rice,” which is an excellent dish to finish your meal off with. As you might expect from the name, Lard Rice is prepared with warm rice mixed together with lard, which is a simple yet satisfying dish that will leave you craving another helping for days to come. Umaimonyaki Sun provides a fun Japanese izakaya dining experience with a well-balanced selection of food to choose from, including dishes with chicken, vegetables, and rice.
Chef’s Choice of 10 Kushiyaki Skewers
/ ￥1,800 (＋tax)
This porcelain platter of kushiyaki skewers features a selection of ten kushiyaki skewers, consisting of two skewers each of five different kinds, which includes pork and bacon skewers in addition to yakitori chicken. They cook their yakitori over high grade charcoal for a perfect juicy finish that brings out the chicken’s delicious savory flavor. With five different kinds of skewers on one platter, you can have fun sampling the different textures and flavors of each one.
*You can add an additional 5 skewers for ¥900.
/ ￥350 (＋tax)
This dish features cooked rice topped with lard along with a special homemade sauce. The lard seeps in and coats each grain of rice together with their homemade sweet and salty sauce, which makes for a deep and flavorful dish. It’s perfect when you have a bite right after the warm rice is mixed up nicely with the lard and sauce. There is also a fun little set of illustrations on the menu that shows you how they make it.
/ Half Portion ¥800 (+ tax) / Full Portion ¥1,400 (+ tax)
Hinedori consists of bite-sized pieces of broiled chicken meat. The chicken has a firm and crisp texture that becomes more savory and delicious with each bite. They come seasoned with salt and pepper, and there is also a little bit of lemon to add a refreshing touch of acidity. This dish pairs up perfectly with a beer.
* The photo shows the Full Portion size.
Avocado with Homemade Red Chili Oil
/ ￥500 (＋tax)
This dish combines the spiciness of red chili oil with the aroma of sesame oil, which comes together with the soft, sticky texture of the avocado. The seasoning has a nice depth to it that goes wonderfully with a beer. The dish is ready almost immediately after you order it, so it’s a great choice for a quick appetizer to snack on with a round of drinks.