Category: Review

  • Restaurant Review: Oicho – charcoal grilled yakitori

    Restaurant Review: Oicho – charcoal grilled yakitori

    Oicho is a fun, reasonably-priced  upscale yakitori restaurant where you grill it yourself over a charcoal brazier at your table. The location is good, just west of the Matsubara Bridge over the Kamo River. Going with your friends to a hole-in-the-wall yakitori restaurant with red lanterns and no elbow room and grease coating everything can…

  • Tempura Endo Yasaka

    Tempura Endo Yasaka

    This restaurant, which has become a chain of restaurants stretching to Beverly Hills, is among the most famous Kyoto establishments, and and exquisite experience. Endo’s take on tempura is tied to kaiseki ryōri (traditional multicourse cuisine): the meal moves through a series of carefully considered courses, with a focus on seasonal ingredients. It’s exquisite, expensive and extensive…