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Japanese: Yakitori


Nishino Description

Located in Kyoto, Nishino is a renowned restaurant that specializes in yakitori, a traditional Japanese cuisine of skewered grilled chicken. Recognized as one of the top 100 restaurants in the 2023 selection by the prestigious food website Tabelog, Nishino has gained a reputation for its exceptional culinary offerings and warm ambiance.

What sets Nishino apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using only the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The skilled chefs at Nishino meticulously prepare each skewer, ensuring that the chicken is tender and succulent, while the flavors are perfectly balanced. The menu features a wide variety of yakitori options, including classic favorites like tsukune (chicken meatballs) and negima (chicken and leek skewers), as well as unique creations such as bacon-wrapped enoki mushrooms and grilled chicken liver.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for diners. With its warm lighting, wooden furnishings, and traditional Japanese accents, Nishino provides a serene setting where guests can enjoy their meal in comfort. Whether you're a fan of yakitori or looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine, Nishino is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking a memorable dining experience in Kyoto.

Nishino Overview


36-16 Saiinkitayakakechō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 615-0026


+81 (0) 75-322-3184


5 minute walk from Nishioin Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 7:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Nishino Reviews

Nishino Google Average Rating



A hidden yakitori restaurant in the west of Kyoto
It was a yakitori dish that conveyed the heart of the couple.
It was delicious😋🍴💕


One day, one month, I completely forgot that I had been invited to a delicious yakitori restaurant in Saiin, Kyoto.
I came to visit you without any cancellation.
The chef's choice course is made with carefully selected pasteurization and seasonal ingredients!
There were many surprising points such as strawberries and duck going well together and the sugar content of lily bulbs.
While there are a certain number of yakitori restaurants that make blatantly disgusted faces when you tell them what parts they don't like, this one is more than happy to accommodate you and even offers you something to replace it ^_^
Thank you✨
The owner and the landlady are both very pleasant and I'm sure it will become popular.
Personally, I would like to go there again.
It was a feast.


First yakitori in Kyoto!
He really was a master of fire and was burned while having fun!

Various combinations of various ingredients...
And they go well together! It was an exciting meal just looking at it!

I definitely want to go again!

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