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“Grill Your Own Meat”
Review of Pound Kyoto Ekimae

Pound Kyoto Ekimae
Ranked #32 of 15,108 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$36 - US$54
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Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
Description: We'll give foreign tourists goods made of KIMONO! We offer deep flavored matured Japanese beef served by the pound. Complete a-la-carte menu also available. We also offer various types of wine which go well with Japanese beef. Meat allowed to mature for a certain period in drastic thermal and humidity conditions is known as dry-aged beef. The delicious flavors, strong and well fragranced, will capture you. In our restaurant, we offer matured Japanese beef as grilled meat for you to enjoy in various ways. We use black Japanese beef for the matured meat and use cows raised through original breeding methods, to add more marbled sections. We offer everything from standard cuts to rare cuts. Special private rooms for receptions and spacious rooms for banquets are available.
Reviewed 17 November 2017

When we were in Kyoto for a week, we ate at Pound twice, on our first evening and on our last. Each table is enclosed behind sliding, slated doors, and seats about 6, with a gas grill in the center that the server turns on. The Kobe beef is well worth the extra expense, but the regular cured-and-aged beef is also good. You get 5-6 thin slices of beef roughly 1.5" x 3" long per order. We shared the Pound salad both times -- definitely large enough for two. We ordered the Beef Curry one night as a supplement (yum!) and the kimchi sampler the other night. All the food was excellent, although I could have done without the cod's intestines in the kimchi sampler. The wines were reasonably priced, on a par with US restaurants, maybe even slightly cheaper.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and the steak are as good as advertised. Quite a lot of locals dined here.

Make sure you made a reservation to avoid disappointment. We didn’t on our first night and the restaurant is full already at 6pm! Luckily we made a reservation for the following night.

English menu are available and cards are accepted.

Thank Evelyn C
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome, awesome, awesome.

Everything.

Food, service, atmosphere.

If it’s not on your list, put it on your list.

You will not be disappointed!!

Ron M


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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Yakiniko typical Japanese it was good. I expected better quality meat but it was ok-average. Price was reasonable. Good service.

Thank Raj_and_the_boys
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Steak was excellent. Dessert was amazing strawberries as a sorbet but 100% strawberries no milk or sugar. Service was second to now and they spoke great English. Will come again.

2  Thank lalabluebeatle
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