Teppanyaki2 Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!

In Kyoto there are many great teppanyaki restaurants in a classic atmosphere.

You can not only enjoy great dishes, but also experience genuine warm hospitality and quality service.

It would be a great experience for you to have best beef dishes in elegant Kyoto atmosphere.

I’m happy to share with you Top 5 best Teppanyaki restaurants in Kyoto!

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Top 5 best Teppanyaki restaurants in Kyoto!

1.Gion Yutaka/祇園ゆたか

Gion Yutaka Gion Yutaka is one-Michelin-starred teppanyaki style restaurant which was established in 1963 near Kenninji temple in Kyoto.

They serve only finest quality A5 grade Kuroge Wagyu which is carefully selected by Chef.

The recommended dish is Fillet steak for 200g.(30,000yen)

The thick meat is grilled with garlic rice on the teppanyaki for over 30 minutes.

When the garlic are got burned, they replace them with new one.

They grilled for a long time to bring out the taste of beef.

With such a effort,their meat is extremely melt in mouth tender with rich taste.

It’s pretty expensive, but worth every penny.

The pudding is also very tasty.

You should visit Gion Yutaka if you want to have the high quality tennpanyaki beef in a great atmosphere!

Address:Shijo Hanamikoji Sagaru Yosujime Higashi-iru,Gion-machi Minamigawa,Higashiyama-ku Kyoto
Location:10 minutes from Keihan-line Gionshijo station
Open: Lunch,11:30〜13:30,Dinner,17:30〜
Closed:No fixed holiday
Price: Lunch: 2,500 〜 Dinner 25,000~
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2.Gion Ichido/祇園一道

Gion Ichido Gion Ichido is a teppan kappo restaurant which was established in 2011.

“A teppan kappo” is a new style of cuisine which is served Japanese dishes in Teppanyaki style.

The dishes contain Japanese and western elements,and you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine and high-end teppanyaki dishes at the same time!

Every dish is very creative and innovative including sukiyaki with tomatos and soft boiled egg, Carbonara style yakisoba(fried noodles),and boiled abalone.

The dishes changes depending on the season.

The main dish is a cut of beef fillet.

You can eat it with charcoal grilled salt,wasabi,and soy sauce.

The beef is melt in mouth tender with full of flavor,slightly rare inside.

The dishes are all amazing, you would have a unforgettable dining experience in Kyoto!

You need to reserve a table in advance.
Address:1F Gion Matsumoto Bldg. 589 Gion-machi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Location:5 minutes from Keihan-line Gionshijo station
Phone: 075-561-1949
Open: 17:00~22:30
Closed:Thursday,closed irregularly once a month
Price: 15,000~20,000yen
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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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Sofuku Sofuku is a teppanyaki style french restaurant which is located Kiyamachi area in Kyoto.

You can enjoy both authentic french cuisine and teppanyaki dishes at the same time!

They offer a wide variety of cuisine including smoked Atlantic salmon,fluffy garlic rice,Kiroge wagyu sirloin steak.

The chef cook high quality Wagyu beef in front of your eyes.

Every dish is not only delicious but also beautiful to the eye.

They also serve a great selection of wine, sake and Sho-cyu.(Japanese spirits made from sweet potato / wheat/rice)

You will have an beautiful interior and view of Kamo river while enjoying your meal.

Address: Empire Building 8F,521 Kamiosakacho, Sanjo Agaru, Kiyamachi-dori,Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto
Location:5 minutes from Hankyu-line Kawaramachi station,5 minutes from Keihan-line Sanjo station
Phone: 075-256-0333
Open: 17:00〜23:00(L.O.21:00)
Closed: Thursdays
Price: 7,000~16,000yen
Others:English Menu is available
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Matsukiya Matsukiya is conveniently located 5 minutes walk from Kawarahachi station.

They serve one of the most well known wagyu brands, Omi beef,which is black Japanese cattle have been raised in Shiga Prefecture.

Their steak course consists of mainly beef dishes including appetizer,cold beef, omi beef sushi.

The beef is very tender,good quality and sweet.

They have a wide variety of course menu depending on your budget between 5,000yen and 20,000yen.

They offer not only teppanyaki, but also shabu shabu and a la carte menus, so it would be perfect place for those who want to enjoy every beef dish.

The main restaurant of Matsukiya is located in Shiga Prefecture.

Matsukiya Kyoto Shijo Branch

Address:2F Sakizo Plaza Bldg., 28 Nishiiru Tachiuri Higashimachi, Fuyacho, Shijodori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Location:5 minutes walk from Hankyu line Kawaramachi station,7 minutes walk from subway Karasuma line Shijo station
Phone: 075-252-0329
Open: Lunch,11:30〜15:00 (L.O.14:00)Dinner,17:00〜22:00(L.O.21:00)
Closed:Irregular holidays
Price: Lunch 2,000〜3,000yen,Dinner,5,000〜20,000yen
Others:English Menu is available
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I hope you enjoy the best teppanyaki dishes in Kyoto!

For your information
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If you are a foodie looking for a nice hang-out plan out in the city with the locals, these tours will truly delight you!

Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour:

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