[Kyoto] You’ll regret it if you don’t try the variety of four popular sushi in Kyoto!

“Sushi” is the most typical Japanese food you want to try when you come to Japan.

Generally speaking, sushi refers to Edomae nigiri sushi with fish and shellfish on top of vinegar rice, but the traditional sushi in the Kansai region is with fermented salted fish and rice.

Recently, meat sushi with beef is also popular.

We have selected various types of sushi restaurants that can be eaten reasonably in Kyoto.

Enjoy the broadness of Japanese sushi.

Kyoto’s famous sushi restaurant “Izuju”

“Izuju,” a long established sushi restaurant in Kyoto that has been in business for over 100 years. Mackerel sushi which is the representative of Kyoto sushi is famous.

This is not an Edo-style sushi which most foreigners imagine but it is a pressed sushi that has been popular in the Kansai region for a long time.

The mackerel from “Izuju” has a good freshness and it is firmly prepared with vinegar so people who are not good with blue-backed fish can also eat without any hesitation.

In addition, you can enjoy variety of tastes of the beautifully colored squared box sushi such as shrimp and sea bream.

There are souvenirs for take-outs so if the seats are all booked, you can take-out the souvenir and eat at the hotel.

Restaurant Name Izuju
Phone Number 075-561-0019
Address Gionmachi Ishidan-shita, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Opening Hours 10:30AM-6:00PM
Closed Days Wednesday Thursday

A famous chain sushi restaurant where you can eat specialty tuna “SUSHIZANMAI Kyoto Kawaramachi Branch”

“SUSHIZANMAI” is a full-fledged Edo-style sushi restaurant from Tsukiji, Tokyo which some may have seen the TV commercial in Japan.

President Kimura or “Tuna King,” is known for winning the largest tuna on his first auction.

It is very popular with Japanese people who knows that the tuna here is delicious.

Although mainly expanding in the Kanto region, Kyoto Kawaramachi branch is the only “SUSHIZANMAI” in Kyoto that attracts attention from locals in Kyoto.

The famous “SUSHIZANMAI” life-size President Kimura’s doll, which no one in Japan doesn’t know about, welcomes the customers.

Why don’t you take a picture when visiting?

Restaurant Name SUSHIZANMAI Kyoto Kawaramachi Branch
Phone Number 075-253-6916
Address 1F Kawaramachi DECK by COAST, 291 Narayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Opening Hours 11:00 am – 10:30 pm(L.O.10:00 am)
Closed Days 365 days open

A popular restaurant where you can enjoy sushi at a reasonable price! “Daiki Suisan Kaiten Sushi Kawaramachi Sanjo Branch”

“Daiki Suisan Kaiten Sushi” is a popular revolving sushi chain restaurant in the Kansai region.

It is popular with the locals because high quality sushi can be eaten with low price.

“Daiki Suisan Kaiten Sushi Kawaramachi Sanjo Branch,” which is visited by many foreign tourists, is convenient for sightseeing and shopping.

It has a wide selection of fishes unique to Japan, including tuna and salmon that are popular with foreigners.

Daiki Suisan also operates a fresh fish wholesale business.

Most seafood directly sent from famous fishing grounds throughout Japan, including the Sakaiminato Port in Tottori Prefecture facing the Sea of Japan, was caught on the same day.

It is easy to order on the touch panel and it is recommended for tourists who wants to enjoy Japanese food at a reasonable price.

Restaurant Name Daiki Suisan Kaiten Sushi Kawaramachi Sanjo Branch
Phone Number 075-585-5875
Address 14-2 Ishibashicho, Sanjo-Dori Teramachi Higashi-Iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Opening Hours 11:00am – 10:00pm(L.O.9:30pm)
Closed days 1/1

Famous Chirashi Sushi Restaurant “Hisagozushi Kawaramachi Honten”

Hisagozushi is famous as a chirashi sushi restaurant in Kyoto that has been loved by local people.

The standard menu, “Nadai Chirashi Sushi” is a luxurious sushi with sweetly cooked shiitake mushrooms and finely chopped seaweed topped with boiled shrimp, conger eel, and shredded omelet.

The exquisite taste of the sweet shiitake mushroom with the conger eel baked with vinegar rice and the special sauce has been popular since their establishment.

In addition, you can enjoy variety of sushi such as the classic Edomae sushi, steamed sushi that is limited only for winter, and the local Kansai cuisine “box sushi.”

There are also a full sushi set menu for take outs so it is recommended to enjoy it slowly at the hotel.

Restaurant Name Hisagozushi
Phone Number 075-221-5409
Address 344 Shioya-cho, Shijo Nishi-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Opening Hours 9:30am – 9:00pm (Currently closed at 7:00 pm)
Closed Days Wednesday

*The information herein is as of April 2020.


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