A restaurant with fun, creative Japanese cuisine in a quaint town house
Manzara Honten is located about a 5 minute walk to the north from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae subway station. Contrary to a vibrant main street, a relaxed Japanese space can be found here in Manzara Honten. This is a refined restaurant that boasts its great atmosphere, where you can casually enjoy authentic creative Japanese cuisine a la carte.
Manzara Honten was created by renovating a traditional townhouse from the Taisho period. If you walk past the beautifully maintained courtyard toward the back, you will see a spacious private dining room that was renovated from a storehouse. You can feel Kyoto’s elegance and history from the entire restaurant.
The cuisine is all authentic, and you can savor creative Japanese dishes carefully crafted by the owner with love. The specialties of “homemade sablefish saikyoyaki” and “namafu dengaku” go very well with sake. Why not enjoy the combination of sake and recommended dishes.
The staffs are very friendly and kind, so you can visit it in relief. This restaurant abounds with hospitality. Please go and feel it in your heart.
*It is necessary to place a reservation through the hotel concierge.
/ ￥900 (+tax)
Namafu dengaku is one of Manzara Honten’s specialties. Namafu is originated in Kyoto and essential for Kyoto cuisine. Its chewy texture similar to mochi has slightly sweet flavor, which goes very well with dengaku miso. This dish is one of the most commonly ordered dishes.
As its round, bite-sized appearance is very cute, it is especially popular among women.
This is a must-eat dish while in Kyoto.
Assorted Tempura of Large Shrimp and Seasonal Vegetables
/ ￥1,650 (+tax)
Vegetables on the dish are always at their best. Not only hot tempura sauce but also matcha salt, shrimp salt, and Chinese pepper add spice to tempura.
More than anything, the large shrimp is unbelievably delicious. The shrimp meat is juicy and slightly sweet, but the batter is crispy. Just dip it in broth smelling sauce, it is definitely superb.
Staff Recommended Sake
/ ￥950 - ￥2,200 (+tax)
The staff will recommend sake in accordance with your taste.
Manzara Honten always usually stocks with about 10 kinds of local sake, and the kinds change slightly depending on the day. The sake in the photo is a local sake from Kyoto and also an original sake from Manzara-tei called 京まんざら / Kyo Manzara. Its slightly dry and smooth taste goes well with any cuisine.
Enjoy a combination of sake and cuisine that can only be served depending on season!
Szechuan Style! Yahei Chili Delicious and Spicy Earthen Pot Mabo Tofu
/ ￥1,100 (+tax)
What we would like to introduce is the homemade mabo tofu using yahei chili peppers. The chicken broth and Szechuan peppers used in this dish are all made by hand.
That warms your heart.
Maybe because you can feel their cordiality, this mabo tofu, made with time and effort, is not as spicy as you would expect. By savoring the spiciness that approaches slowly, you are sure to completely appreciate the deliciousness of this mabo tofu! It’s sure that it carefully please your stomach! You must try their original pot mabo tofu!