Italian cuisine in a fun atmosphere right by Kyoto Station at Daniel’s Luce
Daniel’s Luce is a new restaurant located in the same building as Kyoto Tower, so it’s very easy to find. As the restaurant offers Italian food, you’ll know it by the Italian flag that’s flying outside of it, though you need to look up: the restaurant is actually located on the 4th floor. But this, of course, means that the night view from it is pretty great! The restaurant is famous for its handmade pasta, but they also have another ace up their sleeve: their beer selection on tap. They have Kirin’s offerings like Kirin Lager on tap every day, but they also have craft beers on offer. The craft beers they’re offering change seasonally so you always get to taste new and exciting beers!
Spaghetti Burrata & Basil Tomato Sauce
1Recommended
Spaghetti Burrata & Basil Tomato Sauce / ¥1,800 (+tax)
At Daniel’s Luce, all their pasta is handmade, and you can taste the difference. The Burrata cheese they use is imported directly from Italy, so you can be sure you’re getting the real stuff.
Daniel’s Special Sparerib
2Recommended
Daniel’s Special Sparerib / ¥1,280 (+tax) per rib
The way the fat in this grilled sparerib has sucked up the flavors of Daniel’s special sauce makes this dish a must-have at Daniel’s Luce. The rib is big, and full of flavor, and goes very well with a pint of Kirin Lager.
Grape Beef Sirloin Bistecca
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Grape Beef Sirloin Bistecca / ¥2,980 (+tax)
This beefsteak is of very high-quality Japanese cattle whose diet is so nice that they even get to eat grapes! The taste of the beef is full of umami, and the French fries and salad you get with it make this a meal in itself.
Margherita
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Margherita / ¥1,300 (+tax)
The best way to find out if a pizza place is good is to order a Margherita. And at Daniel’s Luce, their pizzas don’t disappoint: look at the amount of mozzarella you get! The dough is crispy and the cheese creamy, and Luce’s pizza gets our recommendation.
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how to order - Daniel’s Luce

At Daniel’s Luce, they have a good selection of beers on offer on tap, including craft beers which change seasonally. One specialty of Daniel’s Luce is that their beers are a bit cheaper if you sit in a chair without a backrest.

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Sampo
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For me, the best part of the culinary experience here was definitely the sparerib. It was seasoned beautifully, but it also had a great balance of meat and fat to it, making it taste full of umami. I also had a glass of a craft beer by Kirin, Afterdark, which contrasted very well with the strong tastes of the food here. *Their craft beers change often, so they may not always have Afterdark on tap.
Takuya
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This Italian bar/restaurant is inside the Kyoto Tower Building, so getting to it couldn’t be easier. When you first step into the restaurant, you’re sure to be surprised by the hugeness of their draft beer tower! This restaurant has a good selection of beer and cocktails, and their drinks go really well with their classic handmade pasta and spareribs! You could visit this restaurant with your family, friends, or with your boyfriend/girlfriend: this restaurant is sure to fit every occasion!
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Daniel’s Luce
Category Italian
Phone +81 75-708-7775
Address 4th floor of Kyoto Tower Building Kita Shinkan, 721-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Karasuma Street Shichijo Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions Walk to Kyoto Tower Building, and then take the northern elevator up to the 4th floor. You’ll know the elevator by the Daniel’s Luce signs next to it.
Open Hours Monday to Friday: 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. (Last orders at 12 midnight) Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays: 3:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. (Last orders at 12 midnight)
Reservations Accepted, recommended especially for weekends.
Closed Open every day except January 1.
Price range
Credit cards Accepted
Good for Romantic, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The staff only understands some simple English, but their menu is in English so you shouldn’t have any problems when it comes to ordering.
Menu English and Japanese.
Lanuages spoken Some basic English
Number of seats 50
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Separate areas for smokers and nonsmokers.
URL1 http://daniels.jp/restaurant/luce.php
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