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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Sarasa Nishijin さらさ西陣 12am-11pm Close Wed(水曜定休) 1000-2000yen Old public bath renovated into a funky cafe. You can find beautiful old tiles here. English menu available, and variety of menu such as vegetarian, big salad, donburi, noodle, cakes, good coffee and more. 色鮮やかなマジョリカタイ ルが可愛い銭湯を改装しカ フェに。ヴィーガン料理も 提供。ケーキも定評あり。”
  • 30 locals recommend
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“This is one of popular Ramen restaurant!! Just a few minutes walk. You can enjoy unique Japanese Ramen there. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Toyouke-chaya is a very well-know tofu restaurant. Tofu being the specialty of Kyoto, it is worth trying. There is usually a queue before the shop.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“JAPANESE CURRY & SHOT BAR. Only a 5 minute walk from Jam Jar. Without doubt the best Japanese Curry in Kyoto. Tommy (not his real name) runs this bar himself with help from his lovely wife (Masako-san) who cooks the curry. There is only 2 x choices, usually chicken or pork, but he does have an extensive menu so plenty of veggie options available. Opens from 7:00pm - 2:00am (closes either on a Sunday or Monday night but very irregular).”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Daruma(だるま) It is a traditional tavern of Japan . Landlady 's is very friendly . I would recommend this tavern .”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“If you ever wanted to try out Conveyer Belt Sushi then please try out this restaurant that offers a 100yen per plate (two pieces of sushi) deal that will blow your mind!”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Looking for delicious Mexican food in Japan? Well here in kyoto there is one place that will blow your pants off right from your legs! Que Pasa is a fantastic California-style burrito shop that will fill your brain with wonderful memories of mexico!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Katsu sand is available to take away.Hayashi rice is recommended. Specialty beef(Wagyu meal) restaurant.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
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“300 years old Japanese sweets store. Green tea/ Macha cafe is on the 2nd floor. Hand making show is available. Nice Japanese garden on the 2nd floor.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“町屋を改装した奥行のある空間で、坪庭を眺めながら1枚ずつ丁寧に焼き上げられたこだわりのパンケーキがいただけます。 Here in this deeply spacious converted merchant's house,dine on carefully prepared pancakes - each cake meticulously fried to perfection - while enjoying the courtyard view. 在用町屋改装的空间内,一边观赏庭院一边品尝薄煎饼。”
  • 6 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“神馬 Shinme is the oldest izakaya of Kyoto, a legend still alive in this neighbourhood. Reservation is not possible so you should go early and be lucky, but if you are only few persons it should be possible.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“The sushi chefs are artist from another time. Very good and tasty sushi. Recommended.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Nabe Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
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“One of the most famous traditional Japanese Tempura restaurants in Kyoto, near Kamishichiken.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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