Craving some sophisticated tastes of sushi? Wanting to try an authentic Kyoto dish? Izuu has got you covered, serving some of the best traditional Kyoto-style sushi in Higashiyama. Saba sugata zushi (pressed sushi) and mackerel sushi are two of the favorites here. Izuu offers to-go menus too, so their celebrated sushi can be enjoyed anywhere.
367 Kiyomoto-cho, Yasakashinchi, Higasiyama-ku, Kyoto +81 75-561-0751
Izuju is a popular sushi place. It introduces a new concept of sushi to those who have never tried authentic Kyoto style sushi, by surprising you through compressing sushi in a box or a tube, known as Oshizushi or ‘pressed sushi’. The freshness of the raw fish is further revealed with soy sauce and wasabi. Izuju is highly valued for its high quality sushi, affordable price and convenient location (close to Yasaka Shrine in Gion).
Overwhelmed by temples and shrines? It’s time to sit down for a pause and, of course, some delicious desserts. Kasagiya, located at the temple trail of Southern Higashiyama, excels in traditional red bean desserts and tea. Refresh yourself in the haven of peace and beauty.
If you are a fan of udon, Myodai Omen Kodaiji is a good place to check out after sightseeing in Kiyomizu-dera Temple. It offers a high standard of udon noodles at an affordable price and has English menus for foreigners. Omen-style udon is a vegetarian dish of udon (warm or cold), a soy-based dipping broth, and an assortment of local, seasonal Kyoto vegetables that are either boiled or pickled. The dish comes to your table in pieces and you create it, adding the noodles and vegetables to your bowl of broth yourself. If this exciting DIY experience still hasn’t quelled your lust for noodles, be sure to visit their main store before you go to pick up a pack to take home.
358 Matsuyacho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto +81 75-771-8994