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Japanese: Oden


Bengaraya

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Bengaraya Description

Bengaraya is a specialized restaurant that focuses on serving delicious and authentic Oden, a traditional Japanese dish. Located in the Fushimi Momoyama area of Kyoto, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the city.

The interior of Bengaraya is warm and inviting, with traditional Japanese decor and a cozy atmosphere. As you enter, you'll be greeted by the aroma of simmering broth and the sight of various ingredients cooking in large pots. The friendly and attentive staff will guide you through the menu, which features a wide selection of Oden dishes.

Oden is a type of one-pot dish that consists of various ingredients, such as tofu, daikon radish, fish cakes, and vegetables, simmered in a flavorful broth. Bengaraya takes pride in using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to create their Oden dishes. Each ingredient is carefully selected and cooked to perfection, resulting in a rich and comforting flavor that will satisfy your taste buds.

One of the standout dishes at Bengaraya is their signature Oden set, which includes a variety of ingredients served in a traditional wooden bowl. The set allows you to sample different flavors and textures, from the tender and melt-in-your-mouth tofu to the savory and slightly sweet fish cakes. Pair your Oden with a glass of sake or a cold beer for the perfect combination.

Whether you're a fan of Oden or looking to try it for the first time, Bengaraya is the place to go. With its authentic flavors, cozy atmosphere, and attentive service, this restaurant offers a truly memorable dining experience. So, if you find yourself in Kyoto, make sure to visit Bengaraya and indulge in the deliciousness of their Oden dishes.

Bengaraya Overview

Address

185-2 Kamiaburakakechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto 612-8047

Phone

+81 (0) 75-622-6908

Access

10 minute walk from Chushojima Station (Keihan Line).
13 minute walk from Fushimi Momoyama Station (Keihan Line).

Operating Hours

Sun: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Mon: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Tue: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 5:00PM-10:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Family-friendly

Private Dining Room

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Bengaraya Reviews

Bengaraya Google Average Rating

4.4

5

Google
It is a popular restaurant that you can not enter without making a reservation, but it is a very delicious and reasonable restaurant.

5

Google
My favorite restaurant in Kyoto. Bengaraya's speciality is oden, various foods (egg, daikon, tofu) simmered in a light broth. Perhaps most visitors to Japan don't know about oden but it's delicious, healthy, cheap, and unpretentious. From the menu I'd recommend the "rolled cabbage" oden, and "yaki gyu-suji" (grilled beef tendons).

Bengaraya is in Fushimi Ward which is a bit far away from Kyoto station, but within a 10-15 minute walk from three train stations. Fushimi Ward is also famous for it's sake production and Gekkeikan has its headquarters and museum here. You could visit the restaurant after visiting Fushimi Inari shrine or checking out some of the local sake breweries.

Here's the downside. It's hard to get in here. Forget about just walking in, I'd reserve the place at least a week before or hopefully earlier. Also, I'm not sure if you could make the reservation in English but perhaps you could have a Japanese-speaking friend or hotel staff make the reservation for you. I'm also not sure whether they have an English menu or not.

5

Google
One of my biggest favourite Oden bar. Price is not so high, but dishes are so delicious. Definitely you should go.

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