Jul. 04, 2019 UPDATE

Yakiniku dining Kinoe

- 焼肉ダイニング甲 -
Enjoy the finest Omi beef and Kyoto vegetables at Yakiniku Dining Kinoe
Yakiniku Dining Kinoe is located a 5-minute walk away from the Kyoto City Hall. It is a popular yakiniku restaurant that offers Shiga Prefecture’s famous Omi beef at reasonable prices. They use fresh meat, so at Kinoe you also get to eat raw beef in Omi beef sushi, sashimi, and yukhoe, which are also the dishes this restaurant is the most famous for. For those from overseas that are not very used to eating raw meat, it may be a challenge, but I would like you to at least try raw beef here. The restaurant has a Japanese permit to serve raw meat. They don’t only serve Omi beef, but also Kobe beef, the beef most popular among foreign guests. At this restaurant, you can have the luxurious experience of comparing Omi and Kobe beef. They also serve some rarer cuts that you don’t usually see at yakiniku restaurants and have really many options on the menu, so be sure to go to Kinoe hungry!
Assorted Wagyu beef
Assorted Wagyu beef / ¥6,500
This dish collects the best of the best on one plate. You have some of the best cuts of the cow on the plate, like sirloin, rump, flat iron, aitchbone, among others, and altogether you get to taste six different cuts of wagyu beef, all of them full of the delicious umami only found in Japanese beef.
Today’s Omi beef grilled in sukiyaki-style
Today’s Omi beef grilled in sukiyaki-style / ¥2,000
This thin slice of beef is steeped in sukiyaki sauce, and then quickly grilled. And like in sukiyaki, you get to dip the beef in the raw egg. Remember to beat the egg first! This is a great chance to try two Japanese classics at the same time, sukiyaki and yakiniku.
Left: Omi beef yukhoe, right: Kobe beef yukhoe
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Left: Omi beef yukhoe, right: Kobe beef yukhoe / Left: ¥790, right: ¥1,290
Because they use only the freshest meat, you can have both Omi beef and Kobe beef yukhoe at Kinoe. It’s not often you get to compare two such luxuries, so be sure to try both yukhoes.
Left: Yukhoe bibimbap, right: Kukpap
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Left: Yukhoe bibimbap, right: Kukpap / Left: ¥1,490, right: ¥790
After enjoying the meat, it’s time to end the night with some rice. The recommended options are the yukhoe bibimbap which contains kimchi and namul in addition to the yukhoe, and the kukpap with which you can choose how spicy you want it to be.
How to Order

how to order - Kinoe

At Yakiniku Dining Kinoe the normal way of eating their yakiniku is to dip the meat, which is served to you already steeped in tare sauce, in their specially made vinegar. As many of their foreign customers seem to not like vinegar, they have prepared especially for you these five condiments you can see in the picture. From the left, soy sauce used for sashimi, sweet tare, miso tare, ponzu, and fried garlic. Enjoy Omi beef whatever way you want!

- Order Tips -

If after grilling a lot of meat, the grill’s mesh gets dirty, you can request for it to be changed. 

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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.5 food4.0 service2.5 atmosphere4.0
Kinoe is an experience. It really is not often you get to eat Kobe and Omi beef in one meal. These two kinds of beef are the culmination of wagyu, and both of them have a deep, very remarkable taste. Especially eaten raw as a yukke the difference in these two types of wagyu is apparent right away: the Kobe beef just melts in your mouth, whereas the Omi beef is a bit chewier, but also a bit more flavorful. I'd definitely like to go to this restaurant again.
3.3 food4.0 service2.5 atmosphere3.5
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.3 food4.0 service2.5 atmosphere3.5
Yakiniku dining Kinoe / 焼肉ダイニング甲
Category Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ), Wagyu / Steak
Phone +81 75-211-2991
Address 1st floor of Pepe Gosho Minami Building, 34-1 Tojiji-cho, Oshikojidori Yanaginobamba Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions A 5-minute walk from subway Tozai line Kyoto Shiyakushomae Station.
Open Hours 5 p.m.-12 midnight (Last orders at 11 p.m.)
Reservations Accepted, but only by phone.
Closed Open every day.
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners / Accepted.
Good for Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
They have their menu in English and Chinese, in both traditional and simplified, so you don’t need to worry about the language barrier at Kinoe.
Menu English and Chinese (both simplified and traditional).
Lanuages spoken Simple English.
Number of seats 56 seats (16 table seats, 16 half-private booth seats, 24 Japanese-style seats).
Private dining rooms Yes.
Non smoking / smoking Separate areas for smokers and nonsmokers.
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