Because of their hospitality, Kikyo Sushi is loved by both locals and visitors from overseas alike
Kikyo Sushi is a sushi restaurant with a long history located just a few minutes from Nijo Castle in Horikawa-Marutamachi. The restaurant is really popular, and this is not only because of the reasonably priced sushi, but also because of the heartfelt hospitality of the master sushi-chef, his wife, and his son.
The son of the chef speaks fluent English, and uses a tablet to explain the specialties they have on offer that day, so ordering here is really easy. He’s also an official sake sommelier called “Kikizakeshi” so if you want to know something about sake, just ask him, and he’ll tell you what type of sake goes best with the kind of sushi you’re ordering. Many sushi places in Kyoto may seem like they’re not that welcoming, but Kikyo Sushi is an exception. The restaurant could be said to be the most foreigner-friendly restaurant in the whole of Kyoto. And their lunch sets start at under 1,000 yen!