7 Places to Eat Sushi in Kyoto

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When you think about Japanese cuisine, what is the first word that pops into your head? Sushi- am I right? Sushi is one of the most famous food items in Japanese cuisine and there’s no point in visiting Japan if you don’t try Sushi at least once. Here is a list of seven places to eat Sushi in Kyoto.

1. Sugar Hill Kyoto

Sugar Hill Kyoto is one of the best family restaurants in Kyoto, Japan. The place is beautifully decorated with modern and authentic Japanese decors. The staffs are friendly and the foods- especially Sushi items are to die for! If you can’t finish your meal without something familiar, don’t worry, they serve different international cuisines too!


  • Name: Sugar Hill Kyoto
  • Address: 725 Uematsucho, Shimogyo-ku | Kataoka Bldg 1F, Kyoto. 
  • Holiday: Sunday
  • Phone:+81 75-351-3913

2. Musashi Sushi

Who doesn’t love a freshly prepared Sushi at a reasonable price? That’s what Musashi Sushi offers. You have a lot of varieties on their menu and most importantly, if you’re a tourist, you’d be happy that unlike normal Japanese restaurants, their menus aren’t written in Japanese- they are written in English. Great atmosphere for a family dinner or an outing with friends.


  • Name: Musashi Sush
  • Address: 440 Ebisucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8005, Kyoto
  • Price: Reasonable
  • Opening hour: Every day 11 am- 10 pm

3.  Sushi Tetsu Pontocho

Different varieties of fresh Sushi that tastes like heaven in your mouth- what else do you want from a Sushi restaurant? Nothing, right? That’s what Sushi Tetsu Pontocho offers. They have friendly staff who can suggest the best items for you to taste. Trust me, once you taste their food, you’ll feel lucky to have found this place!


  • Name: Sushi Tetsu Pontocho
  • Address: 133-1 Ishiyacho, Pontocho Sanjo-dori Kudaru, Kyoto
  • Phone: +81 75-257-1285

4. Den Sichi

Wanna eat the most mouth-watering Sushi in a classic Sushi bar? Then Den Shichi is the right place for you. They offer authentic Japanese foods along with freshly cut Sushi. You will like their Sushi dishes even if you’re not a Sushi fan- they are that good!

5. Gion Matsudaya

Most of the people who have eaten Sushi at Gion Matsudaya say that they serve the best Sushi they have ever had! Gion Matsudaya has a master chef just to prepare Sushi. The fish they use are always fresh and high quality. They prepare their foods in a very cleanly manner.


  • Name: Gion Matsudaya
  • Address: 507-123 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, K
  • Price: USD 140 – 234
  • Phone: +81 75-561-3338

6. Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

Japanese Sushi restaurants don’t get more traditional than Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama. It’s located in the beautiful Arashiyama district. You should choose this place not only because of their amazing Sushi collection but also because of the amazing view you’ll get to enjoy on your way to the restaurant.


  • Name: Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama
  • Address: 58, Susukinobaba, SagaTenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Phone: +81 75-881-1101

7. Pontocho Kappa Zushi

Last but not the least, you could go to Pontocho Kappa Zushi to eat freshly prepared Sushi. The restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere is great. Their menus are also printed in English which is an added bonus. The price of Sushi is reasonable and will fit in your budget.


  • Name: Pontocho Kappa Zushi
  • Address: 60 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0982, Kyoto 
  • Phone: +81 75-213-4777

Kyoto has many excellent Sushi places. But these seven are extra special. If you want to eat the most delicious Sushi without burning a hole in your pocket you should definitely go to one of these seven Sushi restaurants.

Have a good trip and travel!

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Asia, Japan, Kansai Region, Kyoto Prefecture