Kiln is a restaurant from where you get to see the beautiful Takase River and enjoy food grilled on firewood
Kiln is located in the nightlife district of Kyoto, Kiyamachi, and the restaurant looks very trendy from outside, but inside the wooden interior makes the atmosphere feel warm and welcoming. Most of the dishes at the restaurant are grilled on firewood, improving the taste. The restaurant is most famous for its grilled vegetables and steaks. By grilling, the ingredients keep their fresh taste, and by putting some salt on them, the sweetness of the vegetables stands out more, and the taste of the meat gets even better. Because the dishes here are not greasy the restaurant is especially popular among women. They also have a nice selection of red and white wines for you to enjoy with your food.
Grilled seasonal vegetables and 3 flavored salts
Grilled seasonal vegetables and 3 flavored salts / ¥1,600 (+tax)
By using only the freshest, seasonal vegetables, the simple looking grilled vegetables become a delicacy. I recommend you first taste the vegetables as-is, and only after getting to know the true taste of the vegetable, dip it into the three flavored salts you have on the wooden plate.
Beef rump steak and French fries
Beef rump steak and French fries / 200g for ¥3,700 (+tax)
This steak is from cattle known as Taoshita from Hiroshima, and we had the rump cut. The steak was grilled medium rare for us, and the smell was incredible. The surface of the steak was surprisingly crisp, and the steak very soft, and easy to chew. The potatoes, on the other hand, were on the hard side, almost as hard as chips. The black pepper you get with this dish was a nice touch. If you’re hungry, you can upgrade the steak to a 300g one for 1,400 yen plus tax.
Grilled Caesar salad with smoked Tankai chicken
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Grilled Caesar salad with smoked Tankai chicken / ¥1,500 (+tax)
First, the romaine lettuce is grilled well, indeed so well that some of it is burnt. Then it is topped with smoked Tankai chicken, a lot of cheese, and you have a Caesar salad that looks absolutely appetizing! After you add the yellow sauce you can see on the right side, and mix the ingredients, you have a great Caesar salad on your hands.
House red and white
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House red and white / ¥700 per glass (+tax)
They have a great selection of red and white wines to go with the food. If you don’t know what to order, get the house wine or ask the staff their recommendation. You can also order a bottle of wine too, if you’re feeling thirstier.
How to Order

kiln menu

Their menu also has English on it, and they have English speaking staff, so you don’t need to worry about the language barrier. 

3.3 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.3 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere4.0
They don’t use too many spices in their foods but let the tastes of the ingredients themselves stand out. By grilling the food, the food is not greasy, but healthy, and great especially for women like me. I want to especially recommend their steaks which are soft, juicy and have a little bit of sweetness to them. Having a steak with red wine is what defines happiness for me!
3.3 food3.5 service3.0 atmosphere3.5
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Hong Kong
3.3 food3.5 service3.0 atmosphere3.5
Category Cafes, Wagyu / Steak
Phone +81 75-353-3555
Address 2nd floor of Murakami Jyu Building, 194 Sendo-cho Nishikiyamachi- Street Shijo Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions A 1-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station’s exit 1 or a 3-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station exit 3.
Open Hours Lunch: 12 noon-3 p.m. (Last orders at 2:00 p.m.) Dinner: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (Last orders at 10:30 p.m.) Boxed lunches sold from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Reservations Accepted.
Closed Wednesdays and sometimes irregular holidays, please check the official website.
Price range
Credit cards Accepted
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children, Business Meeting
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Access to the restaurant is good and they use nice, seasonal ingredients. You can also enjoy the romantic feel of the restaurant.
Menu Japanese and English.
Lanuages spoken Some simple English.
Number of seats 34 seats.
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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