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Thoughts on a Few Places in Kyoto ?

hong_kong_foodie Jul 5, 2010 05:22 PM

Would love to get your thoughts on the following places in Kyoto:

(1) Yakitori at Torito and/or Torisei - How are these places for a late night bite after dinner? Is the Gion location of Torisei the only one that's open late (i.e. I believe last order is 1:30am)?

(2) Ramen at Takaraya and/or Dai-ichi Asahi - Which one would you recommend, again for a late night bite?

(3) Wagashi and matcha at Turuya - Has anyone been to the cafe and able to share their experience?

(4) Edogawa and Kokekokko at The Cube, Kyoto Station - Do we need dinner reservations on a weeknight for a party of six? Since they're right by one another, would it be too ambitious to do one right after the other?

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    coldicott Jul 17, 2010 04:44 AM

    I've not eaten either of those ramen joints, but I've seen them both, and I'd go for Takaraya every time - their "sumashi" bowls look like something you'd want to put in your mouth. Dai-ichi, however, seems to be the local favorite. It looks like a truckstop canteen and is supposedly heavy, greasy and beloved of salarymen. When I went there, one of the punters asked, quite seriously, if I was a Michelin inspector. That's not relevant, but it still makes me laugh. In the end, would you rather eat on Pontocho (Takaraya) or a grotty bridge by Kyoto station (DA)?

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      hong_kong_foodie Jul 16, 2010 08:11 AM

      Can anyone provide some input on the questions above? Thanks.

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      1. re: hong_kong_foodie
        Robb S Jul 16, 2010 09:04 AM

        In answer to (4), yes, you would always need dinner reservations for a party of six. I believe Edogawa in Kyoto station has gone out of business.

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