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Enboca Kyoto

Enboca Kyoto Overview


406 Ikesuchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8216


+81 (0) 75-253-0870


7 minute walk from Karasuma Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Mon: 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 5:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Enboca Kyoto Description

Located in Kyoto, enboca Kyoto is a renowned pizzeria that has been selected as one of the top 100 pizza restaurants in Japan for 2023.

What sets enboca Kyoto apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using high-quality ingredients and traditional Italian cooking techniques. The chefs at enboca Kyoto have mastered the art of pizza-making, creating a menu that showcases a variety of delicious and unique flavors. From classic Margherita to creative combinations like prosciutto and arugula, each pizza is crafted with precision and care.

In addition to their exceptional pizzas, enboca Kyoto also offers a selection of vegetable and meat dishes. The vegetable dishes highlight the freshness and natural flavors of seasonal produce, while the meat dishes feature tender cuts cooked to perfection. Whether you're a vegetarian or a meat lover, there is something for everyone at enboca Kyoto.

The restaurant itself has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with warm lighting and rustic decor. The open kitchen allows diners to watch as their pizzas are prepared, adding to the overall dining experience. Whether you're looking for a casual lunch or a memorable dinner, enboca Kyoto is the perfect place to indulge in authentic Italian cuisine.

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails



Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Enboca Kyoto Reviews

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Enboca had been on my list of places to try for a while, so I was so happy to be able to get a booking on a recent trip to Kyoto. The restaurant has a warm, cozy atmosphere, and the staff are very welcoming. We got counter seats, which we really enjoyed. If you’re reading this, you probably want to hear about the pizza, but there is so much more. We went for the larger course menu and then added on a Margherita pizza. As one does… The focus of the restaurant is on creative use of local produce and it definitely did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. Don’t come for the pizza. Come for everything because it’s all good. Have a beer to start. They have a nice selection of Belgians. Then the starters will get you going with a range of hams, cheese, and veg. Then try the local grilled vegetables: simple and delicious. Then have another beer or maybe a glass of wine, followed by some fresh fish, a little meat, some soup, and a pizza or two. The style is classic Neapolitan. I’d guess it’s around 60 to 62% hydration with an overnight fermentation. They offer some creative toppings and you can go half and half. In addition to the aforementioned Margherita, we tried half mushrooms and half lotus root. Both were excellent. The medley of fresh local mushrooms and cheese on a cream base was delicious. We also really enjoyed the lotus root with grated Parmesan on a pesto base. It was creative and the combination of tastes and textures worked really well. I liked the slight crunch of the lotus root. Desserts were wonderful, and the green tea chocolate can’t be missed. It’s really good. The texture and flavor are amazing. Service is of course great. It’s worth going out of your way for a meal here.


We had a fantastic dinner at Enboca. The food is delicious and fresh - we had the mixed vegetables and two pizzas (1/2 lotus root and 1/2 shiitake mushrooms). Both were outstanding.

We went early as we didn’t have a booking and were lucky enough to nab a seat at the bar to watch the pizzas being made in front of us! There is an English menu which is helpful and vegetarian options.


I am a person picky with my food - no one would catch me willingly eat eggplant, carrots or lotus root. However, enboca had such magic in their culinary craft that something as simple as a slice of zucchini could taste so delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed/laid back, not too fancy; one could come for drinks and dinner with friends but the restaurant was also appropriate to have a romantic date night out with your significant other.

1. Assorted Vegetables
- prepared by roasting in their woodfired oven
- perfectly charred
- provided a smaller saucer of salt, which added a savoury touch to the natural sweetness of their harvest

2. Lotus root and 4cheese
- pizzas can be half and half (they’ll charge for HALF of each e.g. lotus root pizza 2400 yen but they will charge 1200 for half)
- Lotus root pizza is SO unique, with their pesto based sauce

(Couldn’t help myself so I ordered another when they asked for last orders at 9pm LOL)

3. Asparagus and shitaake pizza
- asparagus pizza rly to die for w their anchovy based sauce

Note: they are quite packed from 5-8:15PM. Come early (445pm) OR go late (815pm) to get a seat OR make a reservation.

Also, they are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Will be dreaming about these pizzas till the next time I visit Kyoto. Staff are so so so friendly and gracious and the entire experience was really such a breath of fresh air. Thank you, enboca!! Till we meet again


Translated from Japanese:

The vegetable platter is made with seasonal vegetables such as wasabi greens and shrimp sweet potatoes baked in a kiln. I think it would have been nice if there was an explanation of vegetables with special characteristics, such as 〇〇. Regarding pizza, vegetables are the selling point, so the dough...


Translated from Japanese:

My long-awaited emboka. I had been to the store in Yoyogi Uehara just before it closed, and I was determined to visit the stores in Karuizawa and Kyoto again. I really want to eat pizza using Kyoto vegetables, so I decided to try lotus root pepper...


Translated from Japanese:

Karuizawa's famous restaurant Emboka! ! I haven't been able to visit the Tokyo store since it closed, but I was finally able to visit the Kyoto store! It is located on a quiet street, less than 10 minutes walk from Karasuma Oike Station on the Subway Karasuma Line. ...

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