Fresh Seasonal Ingredients Served.Kyoto City Central Wholesale Market’s Recommended Restaurant

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Major ingredients purchased at the market



Choosing and serving fresh fish at its best

Kakyu, a community-based restaurant, with its popularity spreading exclusively through word-of-mouth and referrals, has become a major destination for numerous repeat customers from other prefectures. And this year it commemorates its 23rd anniversary. Every day, the owner and chef decides on the day’s menu after visiting the market and taking a look around his regular go-to fishmonger. Kakyu serves its guests mainly traditional Kyoto cuisine as well as a wide variety of dishes including obanzai (traditional style of food originating in Kyoto) and hoba miso (miso paste with mushrooms and green onions). In particular, Kisetsu no Tsukuri Moriawase (seasonal sashimi assortment) for 2,090 yen, which features seven types of beautifully arranged wild fish, is a masterpiece that allows you to enjoy the flavor of fish at its best. The menu is mostly a la carte but there is also a prix fixe menu from 5,000 yen.


On the second floor, there are six rooms with tatami-mat seating in a tasteful machiya setting (traditional wooden townhouses), which can seat up to 40 guests for a banquet when the fusuma (sliding doors) are removed. The first floor has counter and table seats.



  • Phone Number
  • Website
  • Address
    169-2 Takeya-cho, Yanaginobanba-nishiiru, Oshikoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
    8-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line and Tozai Line
  • Business hours
    Lunch from 12:00 to 14:00(Last order at 14:00)Lunch by reservation only
    Dinner from 17:30 to 22:30(Last order at 22:00)
  • Closed
    Sundays, no fixed holidays
  • Number of seats
  • Reservations
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