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Arata Overview


Yamamoto Building 24-4 Nishikujō Inmachi, Minami Ward, Kyoto 601-8412


+81 (0) 75-661-5444


6 minute walk from Kyoto Station Exit 8
4 minute walk from Toji Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 5:00PM-11:00PM

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Arata Description

Arata is a hidden gem located in Kyoto, Japan, that specializes in Okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese pancake. This restaurant has been selected as one of the top 100 Okonomiyaki restaurants in 2023, according to Tabelog, a popular restaurant review website in Japan. With a rating of 3.65 out of 5 stars and 368 reviews, Arata has gained a loyal following of food enthusiasts.

What sets Arata apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The skilled chefs at Arata masterfully prepare each Okonomiyaki dish on a teppan grill, ensuring that every bite is filled with flavor and texture. The menu offers a variety of Okonomiyaki options, including classic choices like pork and cabbage, as well as unique creations such as seafood and cheese-filled pancakes. Vegetarian options are also available for those with dietary restrictions.

The restaurant's cozy and inviting atmosphere adds to the overall dining experience. The interior is adorned with traditional Japanese decor, creating a warm and welcoming ambiance. Whether you're a local or a tourist, Arata is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to indulge in authentic and delicious Okonomiyaki in Kyoto.

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Sake Selection

Arata Reviews

Arata Google Average Rating


Arata Tabelog Average Rating



It's a very good environment for you to eat and drink with your family and friends. The food is quite good, I really enjoy it!


This was near out hotel and was always busy. We came late and was able to get a table without waiting.

The food were great and service was fast. The atmosphere was a place where you go drinking with friends so it gets pretty rowdy. Pricing was a bit expensive but we were willing to pay so...


So glad we stopped by this place before leaving Japan. Great place for okonomiyaki and a lively atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and attentive. They have an English menu.


Translated from Japanese:

This time we had a visitor from Tohoku, and he visited because he thought it was something typical of Kyoto. I was extremely satisfied with Kyoto's local menu, Manboyaki and Hormones. The inside of the store is small, but there are luggage compartments under the chairs, and other clever features...


Translated from Japanese:

Isn't okonomiyaki delicious no matter where you eat it? You are thinking that! That's a big difference. Having said that, I wasn't sure what was the secret to its deliciousness, but first of all, the sauce was extremely delicious...


Translated from Japanese:

It's about a 3 minute walk from the Hachijo exit, or the back of Aeon. When I went there around 10pm the day before the holiday, it was full, but since I was alone, I had a special seat at the end of the counter with cold tofu, Arata Okonomi, 2 beers, and salt-grilled agi for 4,500. About yen...

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