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Chef cooking pizza.
Monk

Kyoto

The Best Casual Restaurants in Kyoto

The best casual restaurants in Kyoto, recommended by chefs, food writers, and sommeliers.

Updated on Mar 28, 2024 | World of Mouth team

Kyoto's dining scene offers a great mix of laid-back restaurants that cater to both curious visitors and local foodies. This guide to the best casual restaurants in Kyoto invites you to explore places where you can enjoy everything from kaiseki dining to street food favorites, without forgetting the seasonal traditions of the city.

Enjoy a sourdough pizza at Monk, breathe in the modern izakaya atmosphere at Ashioto or experiment with natural wines and Chinese cuisine at Taiho. Based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts like food writer Yukari Sakamoto and bar owner Ioanna Morelli, these casual restaurants in Kyoto will not disappoint.

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