Restaurants & Cafés


Every day, 30 chicken carcasses are simmered for eight hours to make the broth for the next day’s meals here. For lunch, there is just one option: a ¥800 chicken soup and oyako-don, a rice bowl topped with chicken and egg. It’s unlikely that you’ll find somewhere that does this better in Kyoto . For dinner, the price rockets to ¥6,000 for a choice of set meals, all with chicken hotpot. The restaurant started in Gion in the early 20th century, but relocated to a Nishijin townhouse after World War II, preceding the current machiya restaurant boom by half a century.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


75 Itsutsuji-cho, Itsutsuji Dori, Chiekoin Nishi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Telephone 075 441 4004

Open Noon-9pm mon-wed, fri-sun.

Admission ¥¥¥.

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


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