Nostalgic eatery

Jan 1, 2018 UPDATE

Nostalgic eatery~Yamaguchi Nishiten

In the middle of Gion, the Japanese Izakaya “meshisho” Yamaguchi Daitei was established and here is the story of its Nishi Ten shop.

In the middle of Gion, the Japanese Izakaya “meshisho” Yamaguchi Daitei was established and here is the story of its Nishi Ten shop.

“Yamaguchi Taitei” is a meshisho Japanese restaurant that became well known in the middle of the sixties.At the time a meshidokoro was a novelty, you were free to help yourself with small bowls and slices of raw fish, where you could have your donburi, a so-called Iazakaya.Ignoring the town traditional attributes having clear and reasonable prices, gathering then students and city folks looking for a cozy place to gather and drink.

In middle of the seventies the shop divided in 2, one in the East another in the West, the West shop, Nishi Ten was still a novelty surpassing Kyo-machiya and at that time became famousIt had female managers 40 years ahead of its time, once its billboard was lit, hungry guests would gladly come in into a warm welcoming feeling of home hospitality.

Its most popular and ordered dish: Tororo tekka-meshi

Showed in this video, carefully tuna pickled in soy sauce that makes the ‘Tororo tekka-meshi’ a promise 850 yen.One of the best donburi covered with natto. Also recommended Curry flavored Meat and Potatoes Stew 550 yen.

Yamaguchi Nishiten

address
Kyoto City Higashiyama-ku hanamikoji Sueyoshi-chō Nishi North side
access
10 minutes walk from Keihan Main Line (Honsen) Gion Shijo Station
TEL
075-551-2995
hours
5:30pm to 1 am (Last Order at 12:30am)

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