sukiyaki Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!

There are many famous sukiyaki restaurants in Kyoto.

I know many good Sukiyaki restaurants in Kyoto, because I used to go to sukiyaki restaurants with my family.

It would be a great experience for you to have Japanese style Sukiyaki in a traditional atmosphere.

This time, I would like to tell you Top 5 best sukiyaki restaurants in Kyoto!

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Local tellsTop 5 best Sukiyaki restaurants in Kyoto

1.Mishimatei Main Shop/三嶋亭 本店

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Mishimatei Main Shop is known as one of the best sukiyaki restaurants in Kyoto.

It is very traditional restaurant with a long history which was first opened in 1873 and it has been loved by local people for a long time.

You will be warmly welcomed by many staff through the entrance into the room and the hostess prepare the meal for you.

Mishimatei offers four kinds of traditional Japanese beef dining: sukiyaki, shabu shabu ,oil yaki and hot pot with grated radish.

Their specialty is sukiyaki with Japanese black beef using their secret broth sauce passed down since it’s establishment.

The meat is incredibly soft and tender which melts in your mouth.

The setting and service is very traditional, and the private rooms have Japanese style tatami mats with low tables.

It would be a good experience for foreign tourists to have sukiyaki in a traditional atmosphere.

The price is a bit expensive between 7,000yen and 21,000 yen but it’s worth the price.

There is two other Mishimatei restaurants in Kyoto.

One is at Takashimaya department store and the other is at Daimaru department in Kyoto.

You can enjoy sukiyaki at a reasonable price at there.

Mishimatei is definitely the best Sukiyaki restaurant in Kyoto!

Mishimatei Main Shop
Address: 405 Sakurano-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Teramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto
Location:8 minutes from Keihan Sanjo station,5 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
Open: 11:30~22:00
Closed: Wednesday
Price: Lunch 5,000〜6,000yen,Dinner 7,000 〜21,000 yen
Others:Reservation is a must
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Mishimatei Takashimaya Department Store
Address:7F Takashiyama Department store,52 Shin-cho, Shijodori Kawaramachi Nishi iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Location:2 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station,5 minutes walk from Keihan Gion-shijo station
Open: 11:00~22:00(L.O.21:00)
Closed: Irregular holiday
Price: 2,000 yen〜10,000yen
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Mishimatei Daimaru Department Store
Address:Daimaru Kyoto B1F, 79 Tachiurinishimachi, Shijo Takakura-dori Nishi-iru, Simogyo-ku,Kyoto   
Location:2 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
Open: 10:00~20:00
Closed: Irregular holiday
Price: 2,000 yen〜4,000yen
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Moritaya Moritaya was established in 1869 as first beef specialty restaurant in Kyoto.

They have served the imperial family and former Japanese military office as the finest black beef caterer since then.

This restaurant specialize in sukiyaki and shabu shabu, and the meat comes from the restaurant´s own farm.

You will be warmly welcomed by a hostess in kimono through the entrance to the room,and she cooks the meal for you.

They serve a wide variety of Japanese cooking styles including shabu shabu, sukiyaki and oil yaki using Tanba beef.

Tanba Beef is grown up in a great nature in Kyoto.

It’s one of the brand beef in Japan and it is delicious with good quality, finely marbled texture.

For sukiyaki, there are four dinner sets and the price depending on the quality of the beef ranging from 4.000 yen to 8,000 yen.

The more expensive beef being more tender.

The beef is very tender, slightly sweet and delicious.

You can enjoy a great view of the traditional Japanese garden while eating delicious sukiyaki meal.

There are three branches of this restaurant in Kyoto.

At Kiyamachi shop, Kawayuka terrace seats are available from May to September.

Moritaya Shijo Inokuma Main Shop
Address: 521 Nishiki Inokuma-cho, Inokuma-dori Shijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Location:1 minute from Hankyu Omiya station
Open: Mon-Fri  11:30~15:00(L.E.14:00) 17:00~23:00(L.E.21:45),Sat11:30 ~ 23:00(L.E.21:45) Sun,Public holidays,11:30 ~ 22:00(L.E.20:45)
Closed: 31th Dec.,1st Jan.
Price: Lunch 2,000 〜7,500 yen,Dinner 4,000〜14,000 yen
Others:10 % service charge
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Moritaya Kiyamachi Shop
Address: 531 Osaka-cho, Kiyamachi-dori Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Location:5 minutes from Keihan sanjo station,8 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
Open: Mon-Fri 11:30~15:30(L.E.14:30) 17:00~23:00(L.E.21:45),Sat,Sun,Public holidays,11:30~23:00(L.E.21:45)
Closed: 31th Dec.,1st Jan.
Price: Lunch 2,000 〜7,500 yen,Dinner 4,000〜14,000 yen
Others:10 % service charge
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Moritaya JR Kyoto Isetan Shop
Address: JR Kyoto Isetan 11F 901 Higashishiokojicho Karasumadori Shiokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto
Location:1 minute from JR Kyoto station
Open: Mon-Sun 11:00~22:00(L.E.21:00)
Closed: Irregular holiday
Price:Lunch 2,000 〜7,500 yen,Dinner 4,000〜14,000 yen
Others:10 % service charge
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Komaitei Komaitei is a famous sukiyaki restaurant that has a 100 year history in Kyoto.

You can enjoy Ohmi beef which is black Japanese cattle have been raised in Shiga Prefecture.

They serve a wide variety or Japanese cooking styles including shabu shabu, sukiyaki and oil yaki using only Ohmi beef.

The hostess prepares the meal for you.

The beef is very tender,sweet and smooth with full of flavor.

You can enjoy a great view of Kamogawa river from the private rooms,and there is Kawayuka terrace seats available from May to September.

I highly recommend this restaurant for meat lovers.

Address:532 Osakacho, Kiyamachi-Dori Sanjo-Agaru, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto
Location:5 minutes from Keihan sanjo station,8 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
Open: 17:30~22:00(L.O.21:00)
Closed:Tuesday,Irregular holiday
Price:6,000〜13,000 yen
Others:kawayuka charge:300 yen
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Kirintei Kirintei is one of the oldest sukiyaki restaurants established in Taisho period(1912-1926).

It is located about 20 minute walk from JR Kyoto station.

They only serve beef from Japanese black cattle of the highest rank.

Kirintei is very popular among locals especially during the lunch time.

They offer a wide variety of dishes such as beef cutlet,Shrimp cream croquette and gyunabe lunch set (sukiyaki lunch set) during the lunch time.

The price is very reasonable between 700 and 2,500 yen.

You can enjoy a very big beef cutlet(about 30cm!) at 2,100 yen.

The sukiyaki and shabu shabu menu is available during the dinner time between 5,000 and 7,000yen.

You can enjoy tasty sukiyaki in a traditional atmosphere.

It’s close to kyoto aquarium,so why don’t you drop by Kirintei after visiting the aquarium?

Address:70-1 Gokiyacho Shichijo-sagaru Omiyadori,Shimogyo-Ku Kyoto
Location:1 minute walk from City bus Shichijo-omiya station,18 minutes walk from JR Kyoto station West Exit
Open: Lunch,11:30~14:10,Dinner 17:00~21:00(L.O.20:40)
Closed:Irregular holiday(Mostly Thursday)
Price:Lunch 700〜2,500yen,Dinner 5,000〜7,000yen
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Kimura Kimura has been loved by locals as a reasonable sukiyaki restaurant in Kyoto.

You have to take your shoes off at the entrance before you go upstairs.

The room has a traditional tatami mat floor with low tables.

They offer two kinds of sukiyaki menu:Regular sukiyaki for 3100 yen or Loin for 3,300 yen.

It’ very reasonable, so you have to cook your sukiyaki meal on your own.

But Don’t worry.

There is cooking instructions are available in English,and if you have trouble making your sukiyaki meal, you can ask the waitress for help.

The sukiyaki is very tasty and beef is great too!

The lunch set is more reasonable than dinner set start from 2,200 yen.

If you are looking for the reasonable& tasty sukiyaki restaurant,I highly recommend you visit Kimura!

Address:300 Daimonji, Teramachi Shijo-dori Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Location:5 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi station,7 minutes walk from Keihan Main line Shijo station
Open: 12:00~21:00
Closed:Monday(If Monday is a public holiday,then the next day),The third Tuesday
Price:Lunch 2,200 yen〜,Dinner 3,100〜3,600yen
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I hope you enjoy Japanese style delicious sukiyaki meal in Kyoto!

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