A Traditional Kyoto Izakaya

Kyoto Things to Eat

Kyoto, Japan Apr. 13 Sat 9:06PM

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A Taste of Tradition

Izakaya (居酒屋) is a Japanese style drinking place that serves food and alcohol, perhaps like a pub or tavern in Europe. In Japan, they are very common, and you can find them in the smallest towns and the biggest cities. 

The word itself is combined from “居”to stay and “酒屋” which mean liquor store. 

This little gem in Kyoto is called  Madoi (団居).

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There are many kinds of sake! Kyoto is home to many sake breweries, large and small. 

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At Madoi, they serve Kyoto style food using seasonal local products.

The first course is a welcome drink and an appetizer.

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Next is a salad

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Tempura

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Sashimi

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Freshwater Eel “Anago” Tempura

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Chawamushi (steamed egg dish) and tamagoyaki (rolled egg)

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This is fish liver, typically eaten with ponzu (a type of soy sauce with citrus)

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Fried Cheese

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Hot Pot

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When Toji Temple is open for flea markets, Madoi is opening for lunch as well.

Fried Oyster Lunch Set

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This izakaya is located downtown, but away from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto Station, allowing you to feel a more local vibe.

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