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This Obanzai restaurant in Kyoto specializes in Tohoku cuisine, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and regional sake from the six prefectures of Tohoku. The establishment proudly serves fresh fish sourced directly from Miyagi fishing port, which is a standout dish. The menu also features a variety of other Tohoku delicacies, including Yamagata Prefecture's 'Tamakonjac' and Iburigakko from Akita Prefecture. The restaurant's cozy atmosphere and artistic flair, with illustrations and lettering adorning the walls, make for a delightful dining experience. Visitors can also enjoy a selection of Tohoku's finest sake to complement their meals.

Japanese: Izakaya



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Ai No Ie

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Ai No Ie Description

Revel in the wonders of local Tohoku cuisine at Ai no Ie, an Obanzai restaurant in Kyoto. The establishment proudly serves fresh fish sourced directly from Miyagi fishing port, along with regional sake from the six prefectures of Tohoku. The bar boasts a cozy atmosphere, with the Kawaramachi Marutamachi Shimoru area of Kyoto renowned for its sake and local delicacies. Run by a shopkeeper from Miyagi Prefecture, the homey shop offers a nostalgic taste of Tohoku cuisine that delights both locals and visitors alike.
The restaurant features eight counter seats and a single table for four, with the owner's artistic flair on display through the illustrations and lettering adorning the walls. The menu features an array of dishes using locally sourced Tohoku ingredients, including some must-try delicacies like the Akita Prefecture's traditional pickle Iburigakko, which is perfectly balanced with black pepper. Another standout dish is the Yamagata Prefecture's 'Tamakonjac', a flavorful konjac meal prepared with soup stock. The seafood offering is also impressive, with Miyagi seashells and Fukushima's squid carrots providing a delectable taste of the region.
Don't miss out on the B-class gourmet 'Kitakami Croquette' from Kitakami City, Iwate, or the appetizing Igamenchi - Aomori's sole hood deep-fried with minced squid and vegetables. The restaurant also offers a selection of Tohoku's finest sake to complement your meal. Whether you've visited the region before or not, the owner's warm hospitality ensures a calm and enjoyable dining experience that celebrates the best of Tohoku and Kyoto.

Ai No Ie Overview

Address

Ace Building 1f, 238-1 Daimonji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0907

Phone

+81 (0) 75-744-6216

Access

3 minutes walk from Jingu-Marutamachi Station, Exit 1

Operating Hours

5-11 PM, closed Mondays and Sundays

Payment methods

AMEX, JCB

Restaurant Features

Seasonal menu

Reservations Recommended

Locally sourced

Unique Dining Experience

Sake Selection

Restaurant Highlights
Fresh, Locally Sourced Ingredients
The restaurant prides itself on using ingredients from the Tohoku region, including fresh fish from Miyagi fishing port and sake from the six prefectures of Tohoku. Dishes like the Iburigakko pickle and Yamagata's Tamakonjac highlight the unique flavors of the region.
Impressive Seafood Offerings
Miyagi seashells and Fukushima's squid carrots are just some of the seafood options available at the restaurant.
Nostalgic Atmosphere
The cozy, homey feel of the restaurant is complemented by the owner's artistic flair on display through illustrations and lettering adorning the walls. With only eight counter seats and a single table for four, the establishment offers a calm and enjoyable dining experience that celebrates the best of Tohoku and Kyoto.

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The menu features a range of dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including delectable seafood from Miyagi and Fukushima. You won't want to miss the Akita traditional pickle, perfectly balanced with black pepper, or the flavorful Yamagata konjac. To top it all off, the restaurant offers a selection of Tohoku's finest sake to complement your meal. With a cozy atmosphere and warm hospitality from the owner, this restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in the best of Tohoku.
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