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Kyoto Garden Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo

#206 of 11,529 Restaurants in Kyoto
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34 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-771-4148
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11:00 - 21:00
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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Great location with magic garden and very good food (about 3800 per person, really worth it). There are outside tables with chairs, inside you can only seat on the floor if you want garden view. Must do near Nanzen-ji temple!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We had the Shabu Shabu with Wagyu beef and it was utterly delicious. Sitting there viewing the amazing gardens while dining made for one of the ultimate dining experiences. It is certainly not inexpenseive, but if you can afford it, it is highly recommended. We stayed at the Ryokan that the restaurant is part of the whole time we were... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We have been to the restarurant two times while staying at the Garden Ryokan Yachio. Our vegetarian meals were excellent and the garden side views were soothing. I wish I could go there again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Arrived without a reservation for lunch and took a tatami seat outdoors overlooking the koi pond garden. Perfect setting for 18 degrees. I ordered the 4800 yen Bento and it came with 8 different types of small dishes - tempura, grilled fish, sashimi, some really exquisite tofu creations, and cold vegetables. It also came with the tofu with a mixing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Just dropped in post visit to zoo. Very good place to eat if you are in the area. The zoo is somewhat limited but the temples nearby are amazing.

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Thank SheepBoss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

My mum and I stayed for a couple of nights and being one of the slightly older Ryokans in Kyoto, it was just what we'd hoped for. Traditional, peaceful, friendly helpful staff (as always in Japan), plus the unexpected food. The restaurant is really amazing. I've been living all over Japan for almost a year on a WHV and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Went there by chance and they provided a very nice gluten-free meal for my son --- they knew what they were doing and put together a very nice menu (including miso soup, tofu, sashimi and rice) that worked very well for him.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Didn't know tofu could be so good. And actually it's not expensive considered the quality and care you get

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

If you want to stay in the area with the tatami mats (the one next to the garden/koi pond), you need to book a reservation beforehand. There are some staff who can speak english who can help you make one. Its an experience that's worth it!

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo, responded to this review

Thank you!! Easy dinner booking!「Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo」 YACHIYO app for iPhone is the FREE app dedicated to helping you find the best traditional japanese food and Kyoto dining experiences at KYOTO GARDEN RESTAURANT YACHIYO. You can make meal reservations at any time between finalizing your trip to Kyoto and your stay at the Yachiyo Ryokan. And if you cannot decide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

We stayed in this hotel and had a dinner here. The most delicious Sukiyaki I had visiting Japan for the 4th time.

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo, responded to this review

Thank you!! Easy dinner booking!「Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo」 YACHIYO app for iPhone is the FREE app dedicated to helping you find the best traditional japanese food and Kyoto dining experiences at KYOTO GARDEN RESTAURANT YACHIYO. You can make meal reservations at any time between finalizing your trip to Kyoto and your stay at the Yachiyo Ryokan. And if you cannot decide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-4148
Description
YACHIYO app for iPhone is the FREE app dedicated to helping you find the best traditional japanese food and Kyoto dining experiences at KYOTO GARDEN RESTAURANT YACHIYO.

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You can make meal reservations at any time between finalizing your trip to Kyoto and your stay at the Yachiyo Ryokan. And if you cannot decide on a favorite restaurant while you are enjoying Kyoto, please try using the app.

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Kyoto garden WASHOKU restaurant RYOTEI Yachiyo,From THE RITZ-CARLTON KYOTO hotel to Yachiyo 10min by taxi, From Westin MIYAKO hotel toYachiyo 5min on foot.We renvated our garden WASHOKU restaurant to expand the seats by the garden side. Feel free to visit our Japanese culinary art and culture and new garden WASHOKU restaurant/Auberge and enjoy being in cool Japan!! -Yachiyo`s cuisine is known as "Kyo-kaiseki"and drawson the rich traditions of Kyoto style multiple-course dining.Kyo-kaiseki represents one of the pinnacles in Japanese cuisine, a highly stylized manifestation of the principles of in-season produce and enjoyment of seasonal variation.

①Garden terrace seat "SAKURA terrace"
It can enjoy oneself over dinner in the floor seat (balcony where it faced the garden)in summer.
The garden restaurant has the seat of kind to an overseas customer foreign-style.

②Traditional japanese garden terrace seat "YUKASEKI"
it can enjoy oneself over dinner in the floor seat (balcony where it faced the garden)in summer.
The garden restaurant has the seat in the mat of the Japanese style.

③Traditional japanese garden view restaurant seat "OZASHIKI"
The garden restaurant has the seat in the mat of the Japanese style.

④Traditional japanese garden view restaurant seat "HORIGOTATSU"
The garden restaurant has the seat of kind to an overseas customer foreign-style.

WASHOKU KYO-KAISEKI course

Yachiyo`s cuisine is known as "KYO-KAISEKI" and draws on the rich traditions of Kyoto style multiple-course dining. KYO-KAISEKI represents one of the pinnacles in Japanese cuisine, a highly stylized manifestation of the principles of in-season produce and enjoyment of seasonal variation. At the Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo/Auberge, one highlight of the Ryokan is the KYO-KAISEKI dining experience. You can enjoy various Japanese food in Yachiyo.

①Economy course 6000JPN
The course of a WASHOKU KAISEKI is cooked among 6dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.

②Standard course 8000JPN
The course of a WASHOKU KAISEKI is cooked among 8dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.

③Deluxe course 10000JPN
The course of a WASHOKU KAISEKI is cooked among 10dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.

④Luxury course12000JPN
The course of a WASHOKU KAISEKI is cooked among 11dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.

Additional charges: Consumption Tax, Service Charge: 15%

A famous japanese WASHOKU cuisine

If you are a Japanese food lover, you might have had SUKIYAKI. It's a very popular one-pot meal in Japan. The main ingredient is thin sliced WAGYU beef 1/2lb, and it is simmered in a skillet or pan in the SUKIYAKI sauce with many vegetables and other ingredients. The word "YAKI" means "saute " or "grill" in Japanese. The word is used because the beef in SUKIYAKI is sauted in the hot skillet.


①WAGYU Beef SUKIYAKI JYO course 6000JPN

②WAGYU Beef SUKIYAKI TOKUSEN course 1/2lb 12000JPN




Is similar to SUKIYAKI, which is cooked in a pot on the table. In both dishes, thinly sliced WAGYU beef 1/2lb is cooked with lots of vegetables. Meat for SHABU SHABU is thinner than meat for SUKIYAKI. It's said that the name of shabu shabu came from the action we make when cooking meat. Because the meat is thinly sliced, it only has to be cooked for a few seconds, saying " SHABU SHABU". It's like having a slice of meat swim in the boiling water.

③WAGYU Beef SHABU SHABU JYO course 6000JPN

④WAGYU Beef SHABU SHABU TOKUSEN course 12000JPN

Additional charges: Consumption Tax ,Service Charge : 15%

WASHOKU SUSHI KAISEKI course

Next is the Japanese food prepared in a Ryokan. All eyes are on the Japanese food served in Kyoto especially, for its colorful presentation and subtle, delicate flavors. The heart and effort of the chef is put into what has now grown to become a significant part of Japanese culture. Reined as the capital of Japan for over 1,200 years, Kyoto is a respected luxury for its entire people.
Let's not forget the quality brand of Kyoto's water, soil and people.
The water is a significant factor of the secret to delicious Japanese sake. Definitely worth a try. KYO=KAISEKI skillfully incorporates the changes in season, draws on the natural flavor of ingredients with a focus on simplicity, and expresses beauty through presentation select serving dishes. An experience unlike any other.


①SUSHI KAISEKI Economy course 6000JPN
The course of a WASHOKU KAISEKI(Including SUSHI,TEMPURA)is cooked among 6dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.


②SUSHI KAISEKI Standard course 8000JPN
The course of a WASHOKU KAISEKI(Including SUSHI,TEMPURA)is cooked among 8dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.


③LUXURY SUSHI KAISEKI course 12000JPN
The course of a WASHOKU KAISEKI(Including WAGYU Beef,SUSHI,TEMPURA)is cooked among 11dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.

Additional charges: Consumption Tax ,Service Charge : 15%


WASHOKU Vegetarian course

The SHOJIN RYORI dinner is preparing the course corresponding to an overseas visitor. (Lacto-ovo vegetarianism,Lacto vegetarianism,Ovo vegetarianism,Veganism)

The customer of vegetarianism must teach food and the ingredient that cannot be eaten. It cannot eat the gluten etc. 

Macrobiotics emphasizes locally grown whole grain cereals, pulses (legumes), vegetables, fruit, seaweed and fermented soy products, combined into meals according to the principle of balance (known as yin and yang). Dietary recommendations include whole grains such as brown rice and grain products such as pasta, a variety of cooked and raw vegetables, beans and bean products such as tofu, sea vegetables, mild natural seasoning, fish, fruit, nuts, seeds, and mild beverages.

The course only for a vegetarian. The menu which does not use meat and fish and shellfishes,(Vegan ism) or The customer who cannot eat the gluten becomes a pot dish. The bouillon (Broth,fish's extract) is used.


①SHOJIN RYORI Economy course 6000JPN
The course of a SHOJIN RYORI is cooked among 6dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.

②SHOJIN RYORI Standard course 8000JPN
The course of a SHOJIN RYORI is cooked among 8dishes. The number of plates is decide by feeling of a season foods,or chief.
Additional charges: Consumption Tax ,Service Charge : 15%

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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