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Japanese: Yakitori


Hitomi Overview


96 Okikucho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-8376


+81 (0) 75-771-7818


7 minute walk from Sanjo Station (Keihan Electric Railway)
8 minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 5:30PM-11:30PM
Mon: 5:30PM-11:30PM
Tue: 5:30PM-11:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 5:30PM-11:30PM
Fri: 5:30PM-11:30PM
Sat: 5:30PM-11:30PM

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Hitomi Description

Located in Kyoto, Hitomi is a hidden gem that specializes in yakitori, a traditional Japanese cuisine of grilled skewered chicken. What sets Hitomi apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using high-quality ingredients and its mastery of the art of grilling. The restaurant takes pride in sourcing the finest locally sourced chicken, ensuring that each skewer is succulent and bursting with flavor.

The interior of Hitomi is cozy and intimate, with a traditional Japanese decor that transports diners to a different era. The dimly lit space creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience.

When it comes to the menu, Hitomi offers a wide variety of yakitori options, ranging from classic chicken skewers to more adventurous choices like chicken liver and heart. Each skewer is expertly grilled to perfection, resulting in a smoky and tender bite. For those looking for a more substantial meal, Hitomi also offers a selection of rice bowls and side dishes that complement the yakitori perfectly.

Whether you're a fan of yakitori or looking to try it for the first time, Hitomi is the place to go. With its dedication to quality ingredients, skilled grilling techniques, and inviting ambiance, this restaurant promises a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

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Sake Selection

Hitomi Reviews

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This was one of, or thee best meals I’ve had in my travels to Japan, which are frequent. The owner was extremely friendly which made the food even that more delicious. Each piece of chicken was succulent and perfectly seasoned. Fried chicken skin was ordered multiple times, it was that good. The staff was extremely accommodating. Make sure to make a reservation. I would plan a trip to Kyoto just to come back here.


ALL ROUNDER!! They never use any seasoning, just grilled all the ingredients simply, but turn out all taste FANTASTIC! I don’t event have to dip the salt! And the service is 10/10! Most importantly…. They can speak English very well!! They even have the full English menu!❤️😍 and I only order base on what the staff recommended!! And all taste very good!! 🙌 will definitely recommend all my friends whoever visit Kyoto!!


Extraordinary restaurant, the service was absolutely great. It was a very authentic Japanese experience, very cozy and intimate place ( dining on the floor, hot towels)
The Yakitori was among the best ever tasted, but you must also try the duck breast and the pepper rice. Great sake and good wines available also.


Translated from Japanese:

Stylish and expensive yakitori restaurants that are common these days... Is this ``yakitori'' a combination with particularly interesting or unexpected ingredients? There are no such surprises or surprises here at Hitomi-san. Rather, it is extremely orthodox...


Translated from Japanese:

I had made a reservation during the coronavirus, but it had to be canceled due to the declaration of a state of emergency, so I was able to come to the store for the first time in two years! First of all, the general's personality is very nice! The customer service attitude of the employees is also great! I understand that it is difficult to make reservations at this restaurant...


Translated from Japanese:

A friend took me to a Yakitori restaurant in Kyoto that has been selected as one of Bib Gourmand's 100 Famous Restaurants and is difficult to reserve.✨You can get all the yakitori dishes made by the owner, including Takasaka chicken, at a reasonable price, and the staff are all so kind that it's difficult to make a reservation. I was also satisfied! ...

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