Kobe beef
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!

Kobe Beef is one of Japan’s top brand of wagyu beef.

In Kyoto there are only a few Kobe beef restaurants where you can enjoy high quality Kobe beef in a traditional Japanese atmosphere.

If you’re missing eating beef, why don’t you try Kobe beef in Kyoto?

I would like to share with you Top 5 best Kobe beef restaurants in Kyoto!

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Top 5 best Kobe Beef Restaurants in Kyoto

1.Nikuno Takumi Miyoshi/にくの匠三芳

Miyoshi Niku-no-takumi Miyoshi is a famous restaurant serving Japanese beef Kaiseki in Kyoto.

It is located in the back street of Hanamikoji running in Gion.

They offer A5 grade Wagyu beef including Kobe beef,Omi beef, Matsusaka beef.

They provide various courses at the price of 17,000 ~30,000yen.

The prices of the course changes depending on the meat quality, and Kobe beef costs between 27,000 and 30,000 yen.

The meat is very tender and juicy with a rich flavor.

Their beef dishes would be the exceptionally delicious you’d ever had.

You can enjoy beef dishes in various ways such as roasted Kobe-beef, sirloin shabu-shabu chateaubriand steak, and Oxtail soup.

I highly recommend you to go to Nikuno Takumi Miyoshi if you are looking for the best beef restaurant in Kyoto.

Address: 570-15 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Location:5minutes from Keihan Gionshijo station
Phone: 075-561-2508
Open: 18:00~23:00(L.O.22:00)
Closed: Sunday
Price: 20,000~29,999yen
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Misono Misono has established in Kobe in 1945,it’s the originator of teppanyaki steak restaurant.

The chef cooks Kobe beef from Japanese black cattle of high-quality A4/A5 grade beef on teppanyaki in front of your eyes.

The thick 2cm marbled beef is grilled on the iron which is tender,juicy and melt in your mouth.

One bite and the flavor of the meat will spread throughout in your mouth.

Misono has a worldwide reputation among gourmets who seek the real taste of Kobe beef!

They have branches in Kobe,Osaka and Tokyo,so you should try one of these restaurant if you come to these cities!

Make sure to reserve the table in advance.

Address: 5F Aoyama Kawaramachi Bldg., 300 Naraya-cho, Takoyakushi-sagaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Location:5 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi station,10 minutes walk from Keihan-line Gionshijo station,10 minutes from Keihan Shijo station
Phone: 075-255-2981
Open: 11:30~15:00(L.O. 14:30), 17:00~22:00(L.O. 21:00)
Closed:Tuesday,New Years days
Price: Lunch 1,000~6,000 yen Dinner 12,000~30,000yen
Others:10% of service charge 1,000 yen of table charge at dinner time
English and Chinese menu are available
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3.Gion Mikaku/祇園みかく

Mikaku Gion Mikaku is located on the street along shirakawa river in Gion area.

It’s the hotel concierge recommended restaurant in kyoto.

Mikaku is a small family run teppanyaki restaurant which was established in 1929.

They offer only select authentic Wagyu Beef including Kobe beef,Tanba beef,Sanda beef.

Their A4-A5 grade Kobe beef (a choice of tenderloin or sirloin)taste excellent and melt in your mouth.

The kobe beef tenderloin oil yaki is a house specialty served on a chopped spring onion.

It is cooked to perfection and served with salt and other condiments.

The beef is extremely succulent and full of flavor. It is so soft that you can cut it with chopsticks.

I recommend you to get a counter seat which is really great overlooking of Shirakawa river.

You are able to watch skilled chefs grill the fresh beef in front of you in the teppanyaki style.

The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

It’s expensive but it’s worth to pay for it.

It’s a small restaurant so make sure to reserve a table in advance .

Address:165 Tokiwa-cho, Yamatooji-dori Shijo-agaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Location:5 minutes walk from Keihan-line Gionshijo station,7 minutes from Keihan Sanjo station
Phone: 075-525-1129
Open: 11:30〜14:30(L.O.13:30), 17:00〜23:00(L.O.21:30)
Price: Lunch 10,000~15,000 yen Dinner 15,000~20,000yen
Others:English menu is available
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4.Itoh Dining Kyoto/伊藤ダイニング 京都

Itoh dining Itoh Dining Kyoto is conveniently located 5 minutes walk from Gionshijo station in Kyoto.

It is a teppanyaki style restaurant specializing in fine Kobe beef steak as well as a variety of seafood dishes.

The A4 grade Kobe beef is very soft,succulent and sweet.

They were both well seasoned and very well prepared. It goes well with their original salt.

They also offer a wide variety of wine selection.

There is a sommelier so you ask him the best wine for your meal.

The interior is a traditional Japanese house style design.

You can enjoy the delicious Kobe beef dishes in an elegant atmosphere along the river.

In spring, you can see the beautiful cherry blossoms along the shirakawa river.

Address:80 Sueyoshicho,Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto
Location:5 minutes walk from Keihan-line Gionshijo station,10 minutes walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi station,
Open: 12:00~14:00 (L.O.13:30), 17:00~22:00 (L.O.21:00)
Price: Lunch 3,000~12,000yen Dinner7,000~19,000yen
Others:English menu is available
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5.Steak House Pound Shijo Kawaramachi shop/ステーキハウス 听 四条河原町店

Steakhouse pound Steak House Pound is conveniently located 1 minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi station.

It is a teppanyaki style restaurant specializing in dry aging beef.

Dry aging beef is more tender and flavorful than usual beef.

You’ll see the dry-aged meat in well-ventilated refrigerated case in the restaurant.

Dry aging Kobe beef tastes great.It is very tender, juicy and marbled with fat.

There are 2. branches of this restaurant in Kyoto,one is Shijo Kawaramachi,and the other is in karasuma.
Steak House Pound Shijo Kawaramachi shop
Address: 81 Shincho,Shijo-Dori,Kobashi,Nishi-Iru Shimogyo-Ku,Kyoto
Location:1 minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi station,2 minutes walk from Keihan-line Gionshijo station
Open: 11:30~14:30(L.O.14:00),17:00~24:00(L.O.23:00)
Closed:No fixed holiday
Price: Lunch 3,000~12,000yen Dinner7,000~19,000yen
Others:English menu is available
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Steak House Pound Main shop
Address: 85 Tomoecho, Ebisugawa Karasumadori Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Location:2 minute walk from Subway Karasuma-line Marutamachi station Exit 6,3 minute walk from Subway Karasuma-line Karasumaoike station Exit 2
Open: Lunch 11:30~14:30(L.O14:00),Dinner 17:00~23:00(L.O23:00)
Closed:Monday(the following day instead if Monday is a public holiday),New Year holidays
Price: Lunch 3,000~12,000yen Dinner7,000~19,000yen
Others:English menu is available
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It would be a great experience for you to have melt in your mouth Kobe beef in a traditional Kyoto atmosphere.

I hope you enjoy the best Kobe beef in Kyoto!

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