This time we would like to introduce you to “Arata”, a teppanyaki izakaya in Kyoto City.
There are probably few teppanyaki restaurants in the Kyoto Station area where reservations are as necessary as this one. From the standard menu such as yakisoba to the originality of the menu, this restaurant is full of charm.
Outline of the restaurant
The restaurant is located on the south side of Kyoto Station.
This restaurant is located in the Kyoto Station area. Restaurants and other facilities are located both north and south of the station, but this restaurant is located on the south side of the station. If you see a lot of people coming and going in the area, that’s where you are going to go this time.
The frontage of the restaurant looks narrow, but there are quite a few seats on the second floor.
- Business hours: 17:00 – 23:00
- Closed: Sunday
- Parking: Unknown (probably none)
- Address: Yamamoto Building, 24-4 Nishikujoin-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8412, Japan
Parking is not something you can expect due to the location, but it is not something to worry about too much since the restaurant is designed for drinking anyway. The restaurant is always popular and you may not be able to get in due to reservations, even if you visit early in the day.
Menu and Taste
Here is the menu. Teppanyaki, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, etc. There are many variations.
Some of the dishes are firmly arranged on plates, while others are displayed on strips of paper, which is somewhat tasteful.
First of all, let’s toast with beer. It is always good to have a beer that is cold, even in summer or winter.
To start things off, we had grilled horumon (grilled hormone), and this is grilled agi (ahi) with salt. The crunchy texture makes it a perfect accompaniment to drinks.
Next is urute yaki. It looks a little grotesque, but it is very tasty and even better with vegetables.
Adults and children alike love the potato cheese.
It is very stretchy.
I had another grilled yam with salt to fill up my stomach.
I was almost torn between this and Tonpeiyaki, but I was attracted by the name. The name of the dish is “Otona no Tamagoyaki (Adult’s egg omelet)”.
Yakisoba. In a sense, it is strange to have yakisoba for the end of the meal, but it is a teppanyaki that does not unexpectedly fill up your stomach and completely fills the gap where you are a little short in terms of hunger.
That’s all for this time.
If you eat and drink without worrying about your budget, it’s a little under 10,000 yen for two people, which is a bit pricey, but this is usually the place I go to when I talk about teppanyaki restaurants around me that I don’t miss.
If you see a part of the meat that you cannot find in other restaurants, order it anyway. You will not regret it.
Youtube version uploaded.
We have uploaded a video report on Arata-san, so please check it out if you like.