[Save Money!!] 7 Tasty and Cheap Lunch in KYOTO!!

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1. Mr, GYOZA (ミスター・ギョーザ): Just ¥270 Gyoza for 6 pieces

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Gyoza is very popular in KYOTO and there are many gyoza restaurants. Mr. GYOZA is my most favorite one in KYOTO because it is cheap as well as tasty. It is just ¥270 for 6 pieces. It`s gyoza is crisp and includes sweet cabbage. Generally, we eat gyoza with soy sauce, vinegar, and chili oil, but you can enjoy Mr. GYOZA’s gyoza with special miso sauce as well. I always order 6 pieces of gyoza, miso ramen, and beer. The collaboration with gyoza and beer is amazing.
Budget: ~¥1,000
Open time: 11:30~20-30
Regular holiday: Thursday
Credit Card: No
URL: http://www.mr-gyo-za.com/

2. OKONOMIYAKI JUMBO (お好み焼き ジャンボ): Giant Okonomiyaki at just ¥600

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JUMBO means “big” in Japanese. So its okonomiyaki is very big!! In addition, it’s very cheap and its taste is excellent!! You can eat a giant and good okonomiyaki at around ¥600. Citizens have loved the restaurant for a long time. It is always crowded and you may have to stand in a long line. But, you can order take-out menus. So I suggest it to you if you don’t have enough time.

Budget: ~¥1,000
Open time: 11:00~14-00, 16:30~23:00 (Wed-Sun)
Regular holiday: Monday&Tuesday
Credit Card: No
URL: N/A

3. MASUGATAYA (満寿形屋): Enjoy Kyo-Sushi, Saba (Mackerel)

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MASUGATAYA is a sushi restaurant where you can enjoy the representative KYO-ZUSHI toppings, Mackerel (SABA). The reason why it is popular is that you can eat SABA sushi at low price. The SABA sushi and Udon Combo is just 1000 yen. It is cheaper than other SABA sushi restaurants. Of course, it has a good taste. In addition, MASUGATAYA provides a take-out menu and many people buy SABA sushi as a souvenir.

Budget: ¥1,000~¥2,000
Open time: 12:00~18:00 (Sun-Tus, Thu-Sat)
Regular holiday: Wednesday
Credit Card: No
URL: N/A

4. NEKOTAMA (ねこたま): Try a soupless ramen, “Abura Soba”

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NEKOTAMA serves Abura Soba at around 700 yen. Abura Soba is one kind of Japanese ramen and is a soupless ramen. So it is healthier than other types of ramen with soup. Of course, I love it!! It is located near KIYOMIZU temple where many tourist visit, and many restaurants are expensive and packed. Basically, ramen restaurants turn over at a high rate and you don’t need to wait for long. So I suggest that you should go to NEKOTAMA if you want to save time and money.

Budget: ~¥1,000
Open time: 11:00~21:00 (Sun-Tus, Thu-Sat)
Regular holiday: Wednesday
Credit Card: No
URL: N/A

5. SOTO (ソト): Traditional rice and meal combo (Teisyoku)

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You should go to SOTO if you want to eat Japanese home cuisine. You can eat a traditional rice and meal combo there. Especially, I recommend  “Today’s COMBO (Higawari-Teishoku:日替わり定食)”. Surprisingly, it is just 680 yen. It’s very cheap. More than that, You can enjoy “crispy chicken and rice combo (Karaage-Teishoku;唐揚げ定食)”, “Fried pork with garlic and rice combo (Shogayaki-Teishoku:生姜焼き定食)”.

Budget: ~¥1,000
Open time: 11:30~24:00
Credit Card: No
URL: N/A

6. SOBANOMI-YOSHIMURA(蕎麦の実 よしむら): Soba & Tempura, amazing combination

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Tempura-Zaru-Soba

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Nishin-Soba

I visited this restaurant after 1 p.m. but it was almost full. So it is a very popular SOBA restaurant in KYOTO. Local inhabitants often drop by there as well as tourists. It`s taste a simple and memorable, and made me want to visit the restaurant again and again. Especially, it was great for me to eat SOBA with several toppings such as Tempura and Herring. You can enjoy cold SOBA in the summer season, and enjoy warm SOBA in the winter season. It will make you feel relaxed whenever you eat.

*Some people may feel disgusted by the fishy smell of Herring, but DON’T worry! Japanese cuisine prevents  the strong smell of herring.


Budget: ¥1,000~¥2,000
Lunch time: 11:00〜14:30
Credit Card: OK
URL: http://www.arashiyama-yoshimura.com/soba/sobanomi/

7. RAJIO-CAFE (ラジオカフェ): Everybody loves Karaage(Chrispy Chicken) and rice combo

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Crispy Chicken and Rice Combo

This restaurant has a Japanese traditional mood. You can feel relaxed and eat lunch. The reason why I recommend this is that all of the menus are inexpensive and generous. You will get full. My favorite food is KARAAGE (Crispy Chicken) and Rice Combo.

Budget: ~¥1,000
Open time: 11:30〜23:00
Credit Card: OK
URL: http://www.radiocafe.jp/

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