March 30, 2019
The 10 Best Places to Eat in Fushimi-ku, Japan
The Fushimi-ku is well known for the Fushimi-inari-taisha (shrine) with many red toriis (shrine gates) all close together! The Daigoji-temple and the river Uji area are also nice sightseeing spots. It is called, the town of water or the port-town. It is a little far away from the center of Kyoto, so its composed townscape is characteristic. In this Fushimi area, there are many recommended excellent gourmets such as only this area can offer or an unexpected one which you shouldn’t miss. I’m introducing the 10 carefully selected gourmets! Please check them out!
1. After rambling around in the Kyoto-Fushimi area![Tempura Ohe] where you can eat the filling tendon (deep fried vegetables and seafood on rice)
This delicacy is recommended to taste after getting tired from the sightseeing of the Fushimi-inari-taisha! As the [Tempura Ohe] is along the path to the shrine, it is easy to pop in and it is popular for its filling, dynamic tendon. It is superb tendon, using a lot of fresh vegetables and its colourful presentation looks like a work of art. However, the price is still value for money, ¥1,200 ~ ¥1,500.
The quantity is sufficient and the freshly fried vegetables are crispy! It stimulates your appetite for sure! You can spend a luxurious moment in the classy, calm interior of the restaurant. Please drop in at this restaurant after visiting the Fushimi-inari-taisha!
Name: Tempura Ohe
Address: Hisayasu-bld. 1F 12-2 Fukakusaichinotsubocho Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: 11:00 ~ 18:00
Access: a 2-mnute-walk from the Fushimiirari station
Map: map to Tempura Ohe
2. You want to taste the Kyoto cuisine, as you’ve come all the way to Kyoto!The top-class cuisine in Fushimi-ku[Uosaburo]
The Kyo-cuisine with its long history is famous, isn’t it? In Fushimi, there is a popular first-class Kyo-cuisine restaurant called [Uosaburo]! It is a long-established restaurant opening its business in 1764. Now, the 9th owner has taken over and has been keeping its traditional flavour. As the name shows, the fresh fish are a top recommendation, but the vegetables from Kyoto and the various types of sake, using the rich water in Fushimi are their flagship cuisine.
They offer a various classy Kyo-cuisine which only Fushimi can offer, using plentiful ingredients from Fushimi. You can have a luxurious meal in a spacious private-room. Please drop in at this restaurant, when you visit Fushimi in Kyoto.
Address: 3-187 Kyomachi Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: 11:30 ~ 15:00 / 17:00 ~ 22:00
Close: irregularly the end & beginning of the year
Access: a 1-minute-walk from the Fushimimomoyama station
Map: map to Uosaburo
3. The hugely popular ramen shop in Kyoto-Fushimi-ku[special ramen Daichu]
There is a ramen shop which has been gaining a huge popularity in Kyoto-Fushimi. The tonkotsu (pork bone) & soy-sauce soup which has been boiled for a long time produces the rich flavour, but is unexpectedly light. You may be addictive to it and become a repeat customer. Their shop appearance, signboard and interior all look like conventional ones. You may feel that you have had a real ramenfor once.
The price is reasonable and the lunch menu is also very popular. If you want to taste ramen in Fushimi, this is the one you should visit! Have a portion which will make you addictive!
Name: Tokusei Ramen Daichu
Address: 215 Kannonji Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: 11:00 ~ 02:00
Close: open throughout the year
Access: a short walking distance from the Momoyamagoryomae station
Map: map to Tokusei Ramen Daichu
4. The buckwheat noodle shop which is famous for its hand-made buckwheat noodles made with only buckwheat flour[Soba-kobo Zen]
At the [Soba-kobo Zen], you can taste the hand-made buckwheat noodles made with only buckwheat flour. This is also a recommended shop which you shouldn’t miss when you visit the Fushimi area on your holiday! The buckwheat noodles, using the home-made buckwheat noodle flour is chewy and you can enjoy the superb buckwheat noodle thoroughly.
You can enjoy the original flavour or fragrance of the buckwheat noodle which the simple menu, only morisoba (chilled buckwheat noodles served on a wicker basket) can provide! As it is made by hand, there is some limit in quantity. So, early arrival is recommended. Please visit and enjoy the special taste of the buckwheat noodles!
Name: Soba-kobo Zen
Address: 2-22 Kogaazumacho Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: 11:30 ~ 15:00 * close when all are sold out
Close: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Access: a 12-minute-ride in a car from the Mukomachi station
Map: map to Soba-kobo Zen
5. The authentic chicken cuisine at the sake brewery The gourmet in Fushimi could be this one![Torisei Honten]
The [Torisei Honten] where the old sake brewery was renovated has an attractive atmosphere and it has been receiving a good reputation. You can enjoy the tasty chicken cuisine as well as sake at this restaurant. You can taste the genuine skewered-chicken with the best preparation for a reasonable price. The skewered-chicken goes very well with sake, doesn’t it?
They have various other chicken cuisine including the course-menu, so, it suits a big dinner party or a meal in a group. They have also prepared a variety of local sake which will please the sake-lovers. You’ll be very happy with the relish, I’m sure. Please pop in there!
Name: Torisei Honten
Address: 186 Kamiaburakakecho Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: (Tuesday ~ Friday) 11:30 ~ 23:00
Time: (Saturday / Sunday) 11:00 ~ 23:00
Close: national holidays, Mondays except in December & end/beginning of the year
Access: a 5-minute-walk from the Fushimimomoyama station
Map: map to Torisei Honten
6. The lights inside the historical shop make you feel at ease!The luxurious time which only Fushimi can offer[Kyo-no-daidokoro Tsuki-no-kurabito]
The shop was created after renovating the old sake brewery for the [Gekkeican] which is one of the famous sakes nation-wide. The tranquil space where you can feel the good olden time atmosphere is spreading out. Inside of such a shop, the attractive lights have been creating an excellent space!
As the hugely popular [Kyo-no-daidokoro Tsuki-no-kurabito] is close to the station, it is in great demand every day. It is suitable for a luxurious lunch or for a relaxed evening meal! You can enjoy particular foods such as raw foods and creative Tempura-cuisine. Inside the shop, there is a corner-shop which sells sake and tofu. Please enjoy shopping there.
Name: Kyo-no-daidokoro Tsuki-no-kurabito
Address: 185-1 Kamiaburakakecho Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: 11:00 ~ 23:00
Close: open throughout the year
Access: a 6-minute-walk from the Fushimimomoyama station
Map: map to Kyo-no-daidokoro Tsuki-no-kurabito
7. It looks cute to your eyes and is colourful!You can taste various types of exquisite cuisine in Kyoto-Fushimi.[Ume-no-hana]
Quite a few people want to taste the various delicious foods which only Kyoto can provide as you’ve come to Kyoto from far way. The restaurant which I am introducing here is just for those people. Please visit the [Ume-no-hana Kyoto-Fushimi-ten] in Fushimi-ku Kyoto.
At this restaurant, the course menu which offers you a taste of superb foods carefully cooked one by one at once is extremely popular. The top recommendation is a freshly made melty tofu. You will be happy as you can taste various types of foods little by little! It is very popular with female customers. Please make good use of this restaurant.
Name: Ume-no-hana Kyoto-Fushimi-ten
Address: 6-990 Shinmachi Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: 11:00 ~ 16:00 / 17:00 ~ 22:00
Close: open throughout the year
Access: a 10-minute- walk from the Fushimimomoyama station
Map: map to Ume-no-hana Kyoto-Fushimi-ten
8. Their lunch has gained a huge popularity! The shop where you can eat their superb cheese-cake! [Lunch Box Kyoto-Fushimi-ten]
The [Lunch Box Kyoto-Fushimi-ten] has a fashionable and cute appearance. It is also the shop which is crowded every day in the Fushimi area. The sufficient lunch which has the deep fried prawn with the tasty tartar sauce is reasonable in price!
At this shop which is both a café and a confectionary, the superb gourmet which I want you to taste is their cheese-cake. The cheese-cake with yoghurt which is somewhat different from the ones at other shops has a mild flavour and easy to eat. They also have more varieties such as cakes and the baked sweets. Please enjoy them with a cup of coffee!
Name: Lunch Box Kyoto-Fushimi-ten
Address: 5-77-7 Kyomachi Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Access: a 4-minute-walk from the Fushimimomoyama station
Map: map to Lunch Box Kyoto-Fushimi-ten
9. The exquisite Italian gourmet which you can taste even in Kyoto![Ristorantino Semplice]
Many people must have the image about the cuisine in Kyoto to consist of Japanese foods such as tempura, sushi, buckwheat noodle or udon which have been standard in Japan since a long time ago. Of course, those Japanese-styled cuisines are delicious, but Kyoto can provide not only a conventional gourmet restaurant or Japanese-styled one but also an Italian cuisine restaurant as well. That’s the [Ristorantino Semplice] .
You can taste pasta, using a lot of fresh vegetables. It might be the Italian cuisine which only Kyoto can offer. The secret of its popularity is that you can taste authentic flavours in the course menu, wine and variety of drinks. How about sampling the excellent Italian dishes in Kyoto?
Address: 582-1 Omotemachi Fushimi-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: 11:30 ~ 14:30 / 18:30 ~ 22:00
Close: lunch-time on Mondays & Tuesdays and irregularly
Access: a 3-minute-walk from the Chushojima station on the Keihan-line
Map: map to Semplice
10. This is it, Kyoto-gourmet!Superb Japanese-styled stewed beef tendon curry-udon[Kyofuu Curry-udon Minehachi]
At the [Kyofuu Curry-udon Minehachi], you can taste their original curry-udon, “Japanese-styled stewed beef tendon curry-udon” which has been gaining a huge popularity. It is an elaborate curry- udon, taking a long time and has a very rich flavour. The difference from the ones at other curry-udon shops is that this one is a little spicy and the leek from Kyoto is used.
This shop has many other curry-udons, so you may not be able to decide which one you should choose. Please try the Kyoto-styled curry-udon when you visit Fushimi!
Name: Kyofuu Curry-udon Minehachi
Address: 65-3 Kisshoinnagatacho Minami-ku Kyoto-city Kyoto-fu
Time: 11:00 ~ 14:30 / 17:00 ~ 21:00
Access: a 5-minute-ride in a car after the Kyoto-minami IC
Map: map to Kyofuu Curry-udon Minehachi
Let’s have a delicious gourmet in the Fushimi area in Kyoto!
What was your impression about this article? I’ve introduced the 10 selected gourmet shops which you shouldn’t miss to visit in the Fushimi area in Kyoto. Every food sounds tasty, doesn’t it? Have you found any food in which you are interested? There are many famous sightseeing spots such as Daigoji (temple) and Fushimi-inari-taisha (shrine) in the Fushimi area. Please visit Fushimi and enjoy the town and the delicious gourmet!