The Daimaru Department Store Resutoran-gai (restaurant floor) is a good collection of Japanese and international restaurants in the heart of downtown Kyoto.
If you find yourself in need of a meal while in downtown Kyoto and want a lot of choices, take the elevator to the 8th floor of Daimaru Department Store. Here, you’ll find a variety of Japanese speciality restaurants, along with the inevitable French, Italian and Chinese places so beloved by Japanese shoppers. Most places are very casual and at home with foreign diners.
79 Shijo-dori Takakura Nishiiri Tachiurinishimachi, Shimogyo-ku
11:00am-8:00pm (last order 7:30pm), Closed January 1st
Non-smoking area: Yes
1min walk from Karasuma Station, Hankyu railway, Kyoto line (directly accessible underground)
2min walk from Shijo Station, Subway Karasuma line (directly accessible underground)
Website: Official Website
More Restaurant Suggestions: See my list of Kyoto’s Best Restaurants for more eating inspiration. The list covers all cuisines and price ranges.
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