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Jul 31, 2013 05:48 PM

Reasonably Priced Yaki Sakana in Kyoto

Does this exist? I realize Kyoto is inland, but surely someone must serve yaki sakana that's not part of a kaiseki meal? Would appreciate any ideas.

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  1. I'm sure there are a zillion places selling grilled ayu, a common freshwater fish in the summer in Kyoto.

    1. Yaki-sakana is one of the easiest things to find anywhere in Japan.

      6 Replies
      1. re: Tripeler

        I was in Kyoto for 3 weeks, but never found any except in kaiseki meals. That's why I'm asking for specific places.

        1. re: PAO

          Just ran a Tabelog search with 焼き魚 for keyword in Kyoto seafood restaurants and checked the less than 10,000 YEN box to rule out kaiseki and 112 restaurants came up. Pick a part of town and I'll post a couple.

          1. re: Silverjay

            Thank you. Downtown or Higashiyama (central or near the river) or Gion would all be fine. You've confirmed (very graciously) my biggest frustration about travel in Japan, which is really my own inability to read kanji!

            1. re: PAO

              These are all local looking izakaya type places. Their menus will change frequently so you might want to call ahead and ask on the day you dine...but yeah, kanji is kind of critical to reading menus...



              1. re: Silverjay

                ...I set the parameters for below 10,000 YEN. So if you want nicer places, you can run another search without that setting and simply ignore the kaiseki listings.

                1. re: Silverjay

                  Yes, I quickly realized the English menu hardly has anything on it. Domo arigato gozaimasu!