Mar. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Miyako Yasai Kamo

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Miyako Yasai offers a wonderful buffet of organic vegetables
Often in Kyoto, it feels like you are not eating enough vegetables. But luckily there is a place in Kyoto where you can fix this, Miyako Yasai Kamo. The restaurant located in a stylish old town house offers seasonal vegetables grown in Kyoto, and it’s so popular there is often a line in front of its doors. They offer all kinds of vegetables and foods such as fried chicken and Hayashi rice, and for lunch they also have pita bread! And what’s best, you get to eat as much as you want! There is something for everyone here, and while the food is healthy, it’s also delicious! So, let’s see what they have to offer!
Salad bar
Salad bar
The salad bar here is one of the most popular aspects of this restaurant, as should be evident from the Japanese word for vegetable, yasai, also being in the name of it. The choices you have change seasonally, but they also have some great salad dressing such as yuzu-citrus and grapefruit, among others. These salad dressings together with the fresh, seasonal vegetables make this buffet an experience you won’t forget.
Kyoto-style home cooking
Kyoto-style home cooking
Here you have all kinds of dishes representing Kyoto home cooking, like dried strips of daikon, hijiki-seaweed, freeze dried Koya-dofu, bean sprouts in a pork bones soup, and of course macaroni salad. I especially liked the Koya-dofu, the pieces were big and juicy. Be sure to also try hijiki and soy beans too, they’re healthy!
Hayashi-curry rice
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Hayashi-curry rice
Hayashi and curry rice are both Japanese classics that are served in every home in this island country, and with these two dishes, the taste never lets you down. So it’s no wonder that the combination of these two dishes at Miyako Yasai also tastes great. The dish tastes great as-is, but an even better way of eating it is to top it with vegetables such as tomatoes and shishito peppers. They use quality Japanese rice which tastes great, adding to the culinary experience.
Fried chicken with a curry sauce
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Fried chicken with a curry sauce
Japanese fried chicken is a classic that most people love. And for those who want some more protein with their vegetables, there is no better choice than fried chicken, or kara-age. The fried chicken here is covered with a Kyoto-style curry sauce, making the dish better fit the style of this ancient capital. After having a serving of salad, how about eating some kara-age?
How to Order

how to order - Kamo

Right after going into the restaurant, you should see this ticket vending machine on your right side. Choose what you are going to have, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you can also get a ticket for the soda fountain and alcoholic beverages from here. The soda fountain is included in the breakfast price. 

- Order Tips -

Because this is an eat-all-you-can type restaurant, some people take too much food, and can’t finish it. So be sure to take only as much as you can eat, and after eating, remember to return your plates and cups. 

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My diet mainly consists of vegetables, so I really like this restaurant! The vegetables are in season, and you can taste the freshness in the kind of sweetness they have. You really get to taste the taste of the vegetables themselves, but I also really like their Hayashi-curry rice. The rice is a blend of strains from Japan and tastes great.
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The best thing about this place is that you get to eat a lot of veggies, which is something you don’t get to do that often in Japan. The shishito peppers were especially good, and for me, eating Hayashi-curry rice topped with veggies was a revelation. Hayashi rice tastes so much better with some manganji peppers and onion!
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Miyako Yasai Kamo / 都野菜 賀茂
Category Casual Style Washoku
Phone +81 75-351-2732
Address 276 Ogisakayacho Higashinotoindori Ayanokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions A 3-minute walk from both Hankyu Karasuma and subway Shijo stations.
Open Hours Breakfast: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Reservations Reservations are accepted only for course meals, not for the buffet.
Closed Open every day.
Price range
Credit cards Only cash.
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The dishes only have their names in Japanese, but as this is a buffet place, it should be easy enough to choose what to take. They also have English-speaking staff, so no worries there.
Menu Japanese only.
Lanuages spoken Simple English.
Number of seats 67 seats.
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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