Restaurants & Cafés


Eel porridge may sound like a cockney breakfast, but it’s actually the gourmet speciality at this historic address. Every guest receives the same five-course meal, including the porridge and a sliced-eel soup at Warajiya. The 400-year-old restaurant lists legendary warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi as a former guest, although he is likely to have enjoyed a cup of tea rather than the fishy feast served these days.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


Shichijo Dori, Honmachi Higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Transport Shichijo Station (Keihan line).

Telephone 075 561 1290

Open 11.30am-2.30pm, 4-7pm mon-fri; 11.30am-7pm sat, sun.

Admission ¥¥¥.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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