Japan

Tsukiji Sushi Sei Kyoto Daimaru 築地寿司清 – affordable sushi restaurant in Central Kyoto.

Tsukiji Sushi Sei Kyoto Daimaru is a branch of a sushi chain 築地寿司清 from Tokyo. They were founded in 1889 and has about 30 outlets in Japan, including the main store in Tsukiji. In Kyoto, they have two outlets one in Daimaru and the other at Isetan Kyoto JR Station. The restaurant is sometimes known as …

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Tempura Endo Yasaka Gion Kyoto – tempura in an old teahouse in Kyoto

Tempura Endo Yasaka Gion Kyoto (京都祇園天ぷら八坂圓堂) is a famous tempura restaurant in the centre of the old Kyoto City. It is a convenient place for lunch as it is walking distance to several “must-see” Kyoto historic places such as the Kenninji Temple and the Yasaka Pagoda. According to the website, Tempura Endo Yasaka is located in a …

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Kyotofu Fujino – rediscovering the taste of tofu in Kyoto

Kyotofu Fujino 京豆富 不二乃(JR京都伊勢丹店) is a restaurant specialising in tofu on the 11th floor of JR Kyoto Isetan department store. It is a large and popular store with direct access from the Kyoto Station the serves the JR railway lines that connect Kyoto to Osaka, Kansai Airport and other parts of Japan. Instead of the usual …

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Gonbei Yakitori Namba Parks – modern izakaya in Osaka

There are many quaint yakitori places in the narrow streets of Namba old town in Osaka, but we came across a modern izakaya specialising in the grilled chicken skewers – Gonbei Yakitori in the Namba Parks mall (炭火焼鳥 権兵衛 なんばパークス店). Gonbei, founded in 1978, has seven stores in Osaka. According to the English translation on the …

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Le Caneton Osaka – Michelin Bib Gourmand French Restaurant that ticks all the boxes for a good lunch

Le Caneton Osaka is a small French restaurant in Osaka. It has a Bib Gourmand rating in the Kyoto Osaka Michelin Guide 2019. The Bib Gourmand award is given to restaurants which exhibit “Good quality, Good value cooking”. We think that Le Caneton Osaka fits that description perfectly. +1

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