5 restaurants to enjoy sushi in Kyoto 京都のすしを食べる5軒のレストラン

Incredible sushi, maki and sashimi!

An emblematic culinary specialty of Japan, sushi can be enjoyed in many restaurants in Kyoto, but how do choose a place? Japan Experience offers 5 excellent places for you to choose from! 

You can choose between several dining areas, at the bar in front of the chefs, at a table in front of the windows overlooking the Kamo River, or even at a more intimate table on the ground.

Be careful though, you will have to wait a while before you can settle in if you arrive at the restaurant between 7 pm and 9 pm. We, therefore, advise you to go there at the beginning or end of the evening, the restaurant being open from 5 pm to midnight.

Address: 133-1 Ishiyacho, Pontocho Sanjodori Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, 604-8002 Kyoto

Sushi Tetsu

The dining room

Sushi Tetsu

Sushi Tetsu

Onigirizushi at Sushi Tetsu

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Located in the heart of Kyoto's shopping district, the establishment is organized on two floors and hides some beautiful culinary surprises. Very practical if you want to eat quickly, all you have to do is sit on one of the stools in front of the chefs.

Then it's up to you! Simply grab a plate that appeals to you as it passes you, most being charged at 146 yen ($1.25/1€). When you leave, an employee will count the number of plates consumed to provide you with the bill.

 

  • Address: 440 Ebisucho, Nakagyo-ku, 604-8005 Kyoto

 

Musashi

Musashi's Main Hall

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You will be able to see the sushi master preparing each dish, with very high-quality ingredients for tasty sushi. It is therefore not surprising that the establishment has been awarded a Michelin star.

An exceptional experience, so much so that you will need to count at least 20,000 yen ($$175/165€) per person for the full meal. The number of places is limited, we advise you to book a little in advance.

  • Address: 507-123 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074
  • Phone: +81 90-3721-3338
Matsudaya

The dining room

Concierge pocket

Matsudaya

Sushi at Matsudaya

Concierge pocket

Indeed, at Kappa Sushi, the onigiri zushi is king and offered at moderate prices for the quality of the products: between 100 and 700 yen per piece.

You will also find sushi or sashimi sets, and complete menus. The chefs, who speak English, will be happy to explain each sushi to you.

 

  • Address: Shiori Building, 1-2F, Pontocho Shijonoboru, Matsumoto-Cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
kappa sushi

The dining room

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Sushi set at Kappa Sushi

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The specialty of the chef, who has taken over the family business, is mackerel sushi. The establishment is also famous for its inari zushi, a deep-fried pocket of tofu topped with vinegared rice and vegetables.  

The very small room with its stone floor and paneled walls will make you feel right at home...

 

  • Address : 292-1 Kitagawa, Gion machi, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto

 

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Sushi platter at Izuju restaurant, Kyoto

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Izuju

Entrance to Izuju Restaurant.

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