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Reasonably Priced Yaki Sakana in Kyoto

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PAO Jul 31, 2013 05:48 PM

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.

  1. Silverjay Jul 31, 2013 06:38 PM

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

    1. Tripeler Jul 31, 2013 07:29 PM

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

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        PAO Aug 2, 2013 09:33 AM

        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
          Silverjay Aug 2, 2013 09:50 AM

          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.

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            PAO Aug 2, 2013 10:22 AM

            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
              Silverjay Aug 2, 2013 11:22 AM

              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...

              http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2603/A260302/26001072/
              http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2603/A260301/26015626/
              http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2603/A260301/26000631/
              http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2603/A260301/26001114/
              http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2603/A260301/26000021/

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/889632

              1. re: Silverjay
                Silverjay Aug 2, 2013 11:36 AM

                ...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.

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                  PAO Aug 2, 2013 12:11 PM

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

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