Sushitetsu, Pontocho

Sushitetsu is located on the first floor of the building next to the Pontocho kaburenjo theater. It was recommended by the receptionist in the hotel me and my brother was staying at. She said that both locals and foreigners dine there and the price is reasonable. After splashing quite a bit on more expensive meals … Continue reading Sushitetsu, Pontocho

Musoshin ramen, Kyoto

Musoshin is just a stone's throw away from Kyoto's oldest Zen temple Kenninji. Like most ramen restaurants, it's not very big. It has seating for 12. This is my first encounter with average service in Kyoto. The atmosphere was cold and dull, the staff was expressionless half the time. The guy who greeted me though … Continue reading Musoshin ramen, Kyoto

Café Blue Fir Tree, Kyoto

I stumbled upon this café as I was searching for a place to have breakfast near the vicinity of my hotel. The café is located along one of the alleyways in the Gion district. They are famous for their thick, fluffy hotcakes. The interior has a rustic feel with a laid-back and cozy atmosphere. There was … Continue reading Café Blue Fir Tree, Kyoto

Menya Takakura Nijo, Kyoto

Menya Takakura Nijo is a ramen restaurant off the beaten path in Kyoto. It is less than a 10-minute walk from the Karasuma Oike subway station. It is a cosy little eatery with 9 counter seats. Orders and payment are done through a ticket machine which is only available in Japanese. The staff are friendly, … Continue reading Menya Takakura Nijo, Kyoto