Aug. 20, 2018 UPDATE

Warajiya

- わらじや -
Traveler Friendly
The staff can’t speak English, but as the restaurant only has one course you shouldn’t have any trouble with ordering.
Menu
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1211 11 --- 0 reviews
Aug. 20, 2018 UPDATE

Warajiya

- わらじや -
Traveler Friendly
The staff can’t speak English, but as the restaurant only has one course you shouldn’t have any trouble with ordering.
Menu
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1211 11 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
A Flavor-Rich Eel Hot Pot by a Restaurant Founded 400 Years Ago
A three minute walk from the Keihan Shichijo station, on the opposite side of the Sanjugen-do temple there is a restaurant specializing in eel hot pot. The long established restaurant, Warajiya, was founded in 1624, over 390 years ago! The name of the restaurant comes from an anecdote about Toyotomi Hideyoshi, shogun of Japan during the Sengoku period. It is said that when visiting Kyoto Toyotomi Hideyoshi took a break at this restaurant, taking off his “waraji”-sandals. So that is how the name of the restaurant, Warajiya, was born! You can feel the almost 400 year history of the restaurant also from the atmosphere of the restaurant building. Just gazing at the inner garden is a Kyoto experience in itself. Warajiya only has one course, the “uzousui” course. The unagi(eel) gives the u to the “ufuzousui”, “unabe”, and the “uzousui”. The unabe hot pot and uzousui porridge of rice and vegetables are especially famous. The unabe hot pot and uzousui porridge are a rare treat that you can only taste at Warajiya. The hot pot and porridge both contain an abundant amount of fragrant grilled unagi. The dishes are simple, the taste coming from a mellow tsuyu-sauce flavored with dashi-soup stock, and the dishes contain plenty of unagi with few other ingredients. All this brings out the taste of the unagi in the dishes. In this restaurant you can feel the long history of the place in the air, you are sure to have a Japanese cuisine experience you are going to remember fondly.
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Open Hours
Monday - Friday is 11:30am - 2pm | 4pm - 8pm (L.O. 7pm) Saturday, Sunday and Holiday is 11:30am - 8pm (L.O. 7pm)
Reservations
Accepted
Closed
Tuesday
Price range
Credit cards
Accepted
Good for
Romantic, With Friends, Business Meeting
Number of seats
30 seats
Private dining rooms
Yes
Non smoking / smoking
Smoking
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