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Feb. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Kitchen KOTOKOTO

Traveler Friendly
Basic conversational English
Menu
English
Languages spoken
Basic conversational English
142 1 --- 0 reviews
Feb. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Kitchen KOTOKOTO

Traveler Friendly
Basic conversational English
Menu
English
Languages spoken
Basic conversational English
142 1 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
The Ultimate Day Time Bar Omurice and Curry
Located in the heart of downtown Kyoto, Kitchen KOTOKOTO is a day time only omurice/curry bar. In Japan, there are what are called "magari restaurants," restaurants that rent bar spaces that are closed during the day. And appearing only during daylight hours inside Bar Marib, the hideaway-like restaurant, Kitchen KOTOKOTO, is one of them. Looking closely at Kitchen KOTOKOTO's logo, you'll see that it resembles a postage stamp. This is because the owner, Mr. Hata, wants Kitchen KOTOKOTO, like a letter, to reach as many people as possible. This passion that went into the logo design is keenly apparent in Kitchen KOTOKOTO's food as well. One taste of the fragrant Demi-glace sauce or melt in the mouth ox tongue is all you'll need to sense just how much time and energy has been put into each and every one of the dishes. Originally head chef of a famous longstanding Kyoto bar, Mr. Hata now runs Kitchen KOTOKOTO. While looking for a place to start up his own restaurant, Mr. Hata was told by a longtime acquaintance and owner of Bar Marib, "If it's you, then I've got nothing to worry about. I'll let you borrow this space." And that's how Kitchen KOTOKOTO found its beginnings as a magari restaurant. Whenever you try Mr. Hata's food, this warm personality of his that cherishes the bonds between people really shines through. In Japan, the cuisine known as yoshoku, meaning western food, has taken on a whole other form from its original counterparts. Inspired by food from the west, dishes such as curry rice and omurice are original Japanese creations, which at this point wouldn't be inaccurate to call washoku, or Japanese food. Kitchen KOTOKOTO offers delicious, authentic Japanese yoshoku western dishes at fantastically reasonable prices. Next time you're looking for a lunch spot in Kyoto, why not head down to Kitchen KOTOKOTO?
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Details
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (last order: 2:30 p.m.)
Reservations
Available
Closed
Irregular
Price range
¥700-2000
Credit cards
VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Union Pay unavailable
Good for
Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Number of seats
38
Private dining rooms
None
Non smoking / smoking
Non-smoking
Other
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitchen.koto.koto/
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