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KYOTO RESTAURANTS

A native of Seoul who grew up in Shanghai, Hana Yoon moved to New York to attend the prestigious Culinary Institute of America when she was 20 years old.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 4, 2024
In Japan’s age-old capital, a young head chef stirs the pot
Upon her arrival in Kyoto, Yoon spent four months delving into the distinctive varieties of “kyōyasai,” vegetables grown in Kyoto and its suburbs.
Pictured in his Kyoto kitchen, Alain Ducasse has the largest collection of Michelin stars of any chef alive — not that he puts much stock in such accolades.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 3, 2023
Alain Ducasse: ‘The Kyoto customer wants refinement’
The world’s most Michelin-starred chef sees those stars as a “reward” instead of an “objective.”
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Nov 27, 2022
Noma sets sights on Kyoto, and diners bite in droves
The acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant's second extended residence in Japan shifts to the country's ancient capital.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2020
Handheld mask lets users talk and eat without fear of spreading virus
The "table manner mask" consists of a paper handle stapled onto a stringless face mask or a coffee filter paper.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 7, 2019
Restaurants in Japan serving up fresh concepts with socially aware approach
The restaurant industry may be known for its cutthroat competition, but a few establishments in Japan have started to take a more socially aware approach to winning the hearts of customers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Feb 10, 2018
Torisee Takoyakushi: Kyoto yakitori shop a brazen ode to the bird
A few years ago I was warned off torisashi (chicken sashimi) by a friend who, after eating it on a night out in Osaka, spent the following week in a very bad way. So when a dish containing thin slices of raw chicken breast arrived at our table I contemplated it with apprehension. However, I was warned that I would be missing out by not digging in. Peer pressure won out.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Dec 9, 2017
Hyoto Kyoto: Shabu-shabu with dashi to die for
Before you set foot in Hyoto you can divine that they want to elevate shabu-shabu from a "great party dish" to a fine dining experience.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Nov 11, 2017
Sushi Shin: Out of the crowd but into the wasabi
Sushi Shin offers a welcome sushi break from the maddening crowds, but they just need to iron out a few wasabi kicks.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Apr 8, 2017
Burlesque: Hamburgers and haircuts
Am I alone in thinking that some of the best-looking restaurants in Japan turn out to be hair salons?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jan 13, 2017
Gi Han Ebisu Do: a window on Japanese-inflected dim sum
Restaurateur and chef Yoshiyuki Gi has spent a lifetime working in Chinese restaurants. He grew up in the kitchen of his parent's eatery in Yokohama's Chinatown before working his way through Chinese restaurants in Japan and onto China. When he returned to Japan, he settled in Kyoto and opened upscale restaurant Ichi no Hunairi in a former tea house overlooking the Kamo River.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jan 13, 2017
Suzuya: one of the old capital's oldest coffee shops
Last year, Suzuya celebrated its 70th anniversary, making it one of the oldest kissaten (traditional coffee shops) in Kyoto. To the best of my knowledge, only Salon de The Francois — which opened in the interwar period — pips it for longevity.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Dec 9, 2016
Izuju: A hidden home for sweet 'Kyozushi'
When you live in a tourist mecca like Kyoto you tend to avoid the major attractions. However, having a visitor in town provides a good excuse to join the horde and get into tourist mode: taking over footpaths, meandering slowly along backstreets and taking photos of everything, especially photos of yourself with everything — a selfie stick is de rigueur.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Dec 9, 2016
Togenkyo: A return to Japan's traditional coffee-shop style
Togenkyo is a cafe curated to the nth degree. Being so self-conscious, even self-indulgent, could be a turn off, but Togenkyo has its charms.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Nov 11, 2016
Ajiro: Vegetarian 'shojin ryori' in a Buddhist temple complex
I ate my lunch at Ajiro in the company of a bewildered farmer with a comical Donald Trump-like mop of hair. But looks were the least of his concern; rather it was a bull that had got the better of him, escaping from the herd and hightailing it to the hills. Luckily he finally found the animal hiding behind a rock, lassoed him and triumphantly led him back to the herd. Was there something in my miso soup you might be wondering?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Nov 11, 2016
Soba Dokoro Sasaki: Traditional soba sets worth lining up for
Soba Dokoro Sasaki is worth a stopover if you're heading north into Kyoto's hills to catch the trees in their autumnal colors. It's billed as a soba restaurant, but there's plenty of udon and tempura dishes on the menu, too. Your best bet is to opt for one of this restaurant's substantial set menus.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Oct 7, 2016
Sarasa Nishijin: A curious cafe in the bones of an old bathhouse
Sarasa Nishijin is a sentō (bathhouse) — well, it used to be. But using the past tense here belies how much of its old spirit still lives on. The waters may have drained away — replaced by sofas, tables, chairs and people lounging about fully clothed — but the sentō's old life is revealed in the gorgeous tiles that wrap around the interior walls and on the ceiling, which slopes up to a huge opening where steam would have once poured out narrow windows. What's left of the bathhouse makes Sarasa Nishijin feel like a museum — one that offers udon noodles, fried chicken, pizza toast and a nice selection of cakes.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Sep 9, 2016
Moriwaki: Blissful sashimi in a compact family-run eatery
One of my favorite occasions to eat out in Japan is after returning from a long trip abroad. I have learned to empathize with those Japanese tourists who can't wait to get home and eat Japanese rice after a whirlwind tour of Europe.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Sep 9, 2016
Hyakushokuya: The wagyu joint that only makes 100 meals each day
Hyakushokuya, "100 meal shop," makes 100 meals a day — and that's it. The daily challenge for staff is to make and serve them as fast possible, so that they can take the rest of the day off. It seems that this is typically accomplished by the end of lunchtime, at which point a chalkboard is placed outside the entrance informing diners that the restaurant won't be opening for the evening.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jul 8, 2016
Sara: Where daintiness gets a good grilling
Midway through lunch at Sara, a family-run restaurant in northern Kyoto, I started to suspect that the chefs subscribed to a philosophy of daintiness. The food was as pretty as it was good to eat, but the portions were decidedly petit.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jul 8, 2016
Chocolat Bel Amer: Head-turning desserts in an old wooden town house
First established in Tokyo, Chocolat Bel Amer has now opened a boutique in a gorgeous traditional machiya (town house) fronted by a Japanese maple tree. In a rather bold move, it is directly opposite Inoda, an institution among Kyoto's cafes. What connects both these places — besides the street — is an extreme earnestness.

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