9 Best Restaurants In Kyoto Station

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If you have ever been to Japan, then you know that JR is one of the busiest lines in the country for travel. At a reasonable price, you will be able to explore some of Japan’s best kept secrets and stunning prefectures from coast to coast. Kyoto is a popular station, and is also known as the central hub for many prefectures in the country. This second-largest station in Japan is not just famous for its wide range of delicious treats, but also its futuristic design, which is a sharp contrast from the traditional Kyoto. Besides being a transportation hub, its complex is also home to some of the best restaurants and dining options. So, if you are craving for some authentic Japanese fare, then don’t forget to check out these best restaurants in Kyoto Station.

1. Sushi no Musashi

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If you are looking for a distinctive Japanese sushi experience, then you need to visit Sushi no Musashi. They are the best in the town and for all the right reasons. Besides, if you have never tried a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant, then don’t miss this place. For starters, you can indulge in some delicious sushi at reasonable prices. It is also the best place to start if you are confused about where to go and what to eat. All the dishes are made skillfully by their experienced chefs. You will not only love the food, but also the ambiance as well as chef performance as they work expertly with their hands. `

Sushi no Musashi

Address: 8-3 Higashishiokoji Takakuracho, Shimogyō-ku Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8214, Japan

Website: Sushi no Musashi

Opening hours: 11am - 7:30pm (daily)

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2. Katsukura Kyoto

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Katsukura is a famous restaurant at Kyoto Station known for its special Tonkatsu, a breaded and fried pork tenderloin. Patrons also stop by to indulge in some juicy cutlets and unlimited servings of rice and miso soup. They even allow you to grind your own sesame seeds for the sauces.

Just imagine the heavenly combination of barley rice with freshly ground sesame seeds to go with well-cooked pork. If this doesn’t make you arrive an hour before your departure, we don’t know what does!

Katsukura Kyoto

Address: Cube11F, 901, Kyoutoeki Bld.The, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan

Website: Katsukura Kyoto

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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3. Kyoto Station Japanese Hashitate

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Known for its boiled noodles and hot pot dishes, Japanese Hashitate is a reputed Japanese-style restaurant located in the popular Kyoto Station. However, don’t go by its popularity because the dishes are moderately priced and you will often find it crowded during lunch time. The lunch and dinner prices are set. If you don’t have the time to dine in, they also offer takeout service.

Kyoto Station Japanese Hashitate

Address: SUVACO, 3F JR Kyoto Isetan, Higashi-Shiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori Shiokoji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Website: Japanese Hashitate

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

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4. Murasakino Wakuden

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Murasakino Wakuden is a stylish modern restaurant that offers delicious Japanese food in a peaceful and quiet setting. Located on the 11th floor of the Kyoto Station, you can not only enjoy great views but also friendly service. You will feel welcomed the moment you step in and will be inundated with Japanese hospitality, complete with its delicious preparations to give you the finest culinary experience.

Murasakino Wakuden

Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho Karasumadori Shiokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku 11F JR Kyoto Isetan, Kyoto 600-8555 Kyoto Prefecture

Website: Murasakino Wakuden

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

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5. Wako tonkatsu Isetan

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Tonkatsu Wako is a highly recommended restaurant by locals because it not only offers delicious Japanese cuisine, but also provides a friendly ambiance. Tonkatsu in its name refers to a pork cutlet that goes back at least 100 years. While there are many restaurants across Kyoto who promise to give you the best version of this breaded fried pork, there are rarely any who can do it as well as Tonkatsu Wako.

Apart from this high quality fried pork, you can also enjoy an unlimited serving of glistening Japanese rice and miso soup.

Wako tonkatsu Isetan

Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture

Website: Wako tonkatsu Isetan

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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6. Yaruki Kyoto station

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Yaruki is the best place to go if you are looking to indulge in some grilled meat, also known as Yakiniku. There is a wide range of other tasty dishes and fine-quality entrees. The restaurant is designed stylishly to give you a relaxing and elegant vibe, at the same time retaining the traditional look of a Japanese restaurant.

What makes eating here enjoyable is that they serve you raw ingredients on your table so that you can grill your own meat at the table. If you haven’t tried Yakiniku yet, then visit Yaruki for a fun dining experience.

Yaruki Kyoto station

Address: 50-1 Higashikujo Kamitonodacho Minami-ku Kyoto

Website: Yaruki Kyoto station

Opening hours: 4pm - 12am (daily)

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7. Kakisen

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Kakisen is a popular dining option in the Kyoto Station, especially for those who are light eaters. Located in the basement of the station, the restaurant offers small portions that are perfect for a single person. So, grab your sushi on-the-go or simply enjoy one before heading off to your destination.


Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku JR Kyoto Isetan B2F, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture

Website: Kakisen

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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8. Ippudo

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Located within the Kyoto Station, Ippudo’s convenient location and popularity as one of the best ramen in town makes it a perfect stop on your transit. The soup and noodles are delightful and the dumplings accompanying them are crispy and delicious. The food here is not only great, but also super cheap. This place is especially recommended for those travelling on a budget. The friendly service and English-speaking staff only makes things better.


Address: 902 Higashishiokojicho Karasumadori Shiokoji Kudaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Shimogyo-Ku Kyoto Porta East Area, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture

Website: Ippudo

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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9. Kyotofu Fujino Restaurant

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Kyotofu Fujino is located on the 11th floor of the Kyoto Station. Get the widest range of tofu here, that has been delicately prepared with the freshest ingredients, to create a unique and innovative cuisine. Each tofu dish is prepared uniquely and presented in a delightful manner to engage all senses. You will love the service and location apart from its delicate exquisite taste!

Kyotofu Fujino Restaurant

Address: 901 Higashishiokojimachi, Karasuma Shiokoji-dori Kudaru, Simogyo-ku JR KyotoIsetan 11F, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

Website: Kyotofu Fujino Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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Grab the best food at one of Japan’s most popular train stations

Source: Photo by Flickr user Chris Gladis used under CC BY 2.0

Kyoto station in Japan is an attraction in itself. However, if you are looking for luxurious dining options or affordable restaurants within the complex, then you will find a plethora of cheap and cheerful international as well as Japanese cuisine options. Read this guide to find the best restaurants in Kyoto Station.

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