【Kyoto Travel】Sukiyaki and Omi Gyudon! 3 Meat-Centric Restaurants Recommended for Lunch

Lunch is one of the joys of visiting Kyoto. Uniquely Kyoto cuisine such as obanzai and Kyo kaiseki are definitely worth considering, but filling meat dishes are also recommended! So this time, we introduce three select meat-centric restaurants that you don't want to miss if you are in Kyoto. <The information is reprinted from the Kyoto Travel Ranking issued on March 18, 2017>

<1> The Gyukatsu-don at a Standalone Restaurant in Gion-Shijo

Mamemanmi Gion is a restaurant run by the chief chef of a ryokan inn that has been on the Michelin Kyoto Guide for six consecutive years. The lunch Gyukatsu-don (1,944 JPY) with 120g of domestic beef round has rare-cooked meat enhanced by a flaky batter and sweet sauce.

Mamemanmi Gion

570-127 Gionmachi-Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

<2> Outstanding Single Serving Sukiyaki

Hyakushokuya Sukiyakisenka is a new venture by a steak bowl specialty restaurant in Saiin that has constant queues. The special warishita sauce made with 14 ingredients enhances the umami flavors of the highgrade domestic beef. The specialty Domestic Beef Sukiyaki Set (1,188 JPY), that is limited to 100 servings a day, comes with 130g of domestic beef and plenty of vegetables.

Hyakushokuya Sukiyaki Senka

187 Sendo-machi, Nishikiyamachi-dori Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

<3>Be Amazed by the Omi Beef Bowl that Melts in the Mouth!

Gyugyu Gion Main Store is a nikubaru (meat bar) where you can enjoy Omi beef and Japanese Black beef at reasonable prices. Bowls such as Omigyu Otorono Usshishi-don (1,836 JPY), and set menus are available at lunchtime, and in the evening, there is a wide selection of outstanding dishes such as Omi Beef Red Meat Flame Grilled Nigiri Sushi (324 JPY/piece).

Gyugyu Gion Main Store

297-1 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 05.08.2017]

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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