Mar. 19, 2019 UPDATE


At Motion Diner Kyoto you can enjoy authentic American diner-style burgers at a movie theater
Motion Diner Kyoto is a modern American diner where you can enjoy authentic, real American burgers. While this restaurant is all about burgers, they also offer such diner classics as sandwiches, pancakes, and donuts. The burger is big, the buns are sweet and fluffy, and the patty is made of coarsely ground meat, making it a satisfying experience. Among their burgers, I’d like to especially recommend their Kujo scallion, eggplant, and mozzarella cheeseburger. It’s something you should definitely try when in Kyoto. This restaurant offers a nice chance to enjoy American burgers made with Kyoto specialties. The restaurant is located on the second floor of the movie theater MOVIX by the always-busy-with-tourists shopping street of Shinkyogoku. The Kamo River is also close, so if the weather is nice, you could buy a burger to go and have it by the river. The restaurant can also be recommended to families, so if you want something non-Japanese on your trip to Kyoto, remember the name Motion Diner.
Bacon Cheese Burger
Bacon Cheese Burger / ¥1,350
This bacon cheeseburger is the most popular item on the menu. The ample amounts of cheddar and bacon are the perfect combination to have with the juicy patty.
Eggplant, scallion, and mozzarella burger
Eggplant, scallion, and mozzarella burger / ¥1,500
This burger offers you the taste of Kujo scallions with deep-fried eggplant, and of course mozzarella cheese. This restaurant is one of the rare places where you can enjoy authentic American burgers made with Kyoto ingredients.
Apple Gorgonzola Cheese Sandwich
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Apple Gorgonzola Cheese Sandwich / ¥1,200
This is one of their most delicious but not-that-well-known menu items. The combination of salty cheese and sweet cinnamon apple is something very addictive.
Buffalo Chicken Wings with Gorgonzola Dip
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Buffalo Chicken Wings with Gorgonzola Dip / 10 pieces: ¥850 / 20 pieces: ¥1,600 / 40 pieces: ¥3,000
Their side menu items are, of course, also authentic. In the picture, you can see a 20 piece portion of their popular buffalo wings with gorgonzola dip. They also have alcoholic drinks, so I recommend ordering some buffalo wings with your pint.
How to Order


Their menu is in English and also has pictures, so it’s very easy to understand. 

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If you have a movie ticket for MOVIX, you get 10% off by showing it. 

2.7 food3.0 service2.5 atmosphere2.5
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
2.7 food3.0 service2.0 atmosphere3.0
The burgers are of course delicious, but they have many other great menu items too, so it’s difficult to choose what to order. I can safely say that Motion Diner is the most authentic American Diner in Kyoto, so if you get bored of Japanese food when traveling in Kyoto, I recommend you pop in for a burger!
2.7 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere2.0
At this restaurant, you can have big American burgers. They have knives and forks, but I recommend holding the burger in your hands and having a big bite of it! I was very satisfied by the meaty patty, juicy vegetables, and the slightly sweet buns of the burger.
3.5 food3.5 service3.5 atmosphere3.5
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Viet Nam
3.5 food3.5 service3.5 atmosphere3.5
Category Others
Phone +81 75-254-3277
Address 2nd floor of MOVIX South Building, 415 Sakurano-cho, Shinkyogoku Sanjo Kudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions Motion Diner is located a 10-minute walk from both Hankyu Karamachi and Keihan Sanjo stations.
Open Hours 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. (Last food orders at 9:00 a.m. and last drink orders at 9:30 p.m.)
Reservations Accepted.
Closed Open everyday.
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX / Accepted.
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
They’re used to foreign customers and have an English menu, so it’s easy to order here.
Menu Japanese and English.
Lanuages spoken Some simple English.
Number of seats 57
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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