For elegant sushi, sashimi and a variety of accompanying dishes, Sushi-kappo Nakaichi is one of Kyoto’s better choices.
Located in Gion, Sushi-kappo Nakaichi serves excellent sushi in refined surroundings. The word “kappo” refers to elegant one-plate dishes (sort of like elegant Japanese tapas) and this should clue you into the fact that this place serves more than just fish on rice. Still, sushi is the main event here and it’s very good. Kyoto is not a sushi town like Tokyo, but if you crave some of the good stuff and have the budget to support it, Nakaichi is a good choice.
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570-196 Gionmachi-minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku
Non-smoking area: Yes
8min walk from Gion Shijo Station Exit 6, Keihan line
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