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Japanese: Izakaya

Sakenoateya Jijibaba

Sakenoateya Jijibaba Description

Located near Kyoto Station, Sakenoateya Jijibaba is a unique dining establishment that specializes in creative cuisine and offers a dining experience like no other. The restaurant's name, which translates to 'Grandma and Grandpa's Sake and Appetizer House,' reflects its warm and welcoming atmosphere.

At Sakenoateya Jijibaba, you can expect to find a menu that showcases the best of Japanese gastronomy. The skilled chefs here have mastered the art of combining traditional flavors with innovative techniques, resulting in dishes that are both familiar and exciting. From beautifully presented sashimi platters to mouthwatering grilled skewers, each dish is a work of art that tantalizes the taste buds.

What sets Sakenoateya Jijibaba apart from other dining establishments is its focus on sake and appetizers. The restaurant offers an extensive selection of sake, carefully curated to complement the flavors of the dishes. Whether you're a sake connoisseur or a novice, the knowledgeable staff will guide you in choosing the perfect pairing for your meal.

The restaurant's decor is cozy and rustic, with wooden furnishings and warm lighting that create a relaxed and intimate ambiance. The friendly and attentive staff add to the overall dining experience, ensuring that every guest feels welcomed and well taken care of.

If you're looking for a truly memorable dining experience in Kyoto, Sakenoateya Jijibaba is the place to be. With its creative cuisine, focus on sake, and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant is a must-visit for food enthusiasts and those seeking a taste of authentic Japanese flavors.

Sakenoateya Jijibaba Overview


180 Higashisakai Town Higashisakaichō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8217


+81 (0) 90-2010-3912


6 minute walk from Kyoto Station Central Exit.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00PM-1:00AM
Tue: 6:00PM-1:00AM
Wed: 6:00PM-1:00AM
Thur: 6:00PM-1:00AM
Fri: 6:00PM-1:00AM
Sat: 6:00PM-1:00AM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Sake Selection

Sakenoateya Jijibaba Reviews

Sakenoateya Jijibaba Google Average Rating



One of my favorite shops in Kyoto. The owner has curated an excellent selection of beverages and menu items that are both expressive of a personal style and diverse enough to suit a wide range of tastes. The lamb carpaccio with Japanese pepper is excellent and unexpected. The blue cheese potato salad is both comforting and clever. The Iberico ham is a great addition to any meal and good to try with sparkling wine.
The space is small, and only has one person behind the counter. The decor is eclectic and fun.
The menu is only in Japanese.


Friendly bartender. Chill izakaya, intimate bar style. Menu in Japanese so look at what the person next to you ordered. It’s likely good so start with that. Appetizer (otooshi) is served to everyone which is customary and has a cover charge 450¥ - for the experience, go with it. Squid, bread, and bleu cheese mashed potato. Be patient. One bartender is serving everyone at the bar. You’ll find yourself ordering more drinks while you wait.


When I saw this tiny place with some locals inside having some drinks and talking to the bartender, I knew I had to try it. It was a great experience. People were very friendly, and approached me. I ended up having many beers and sake with the locals using Google translate to help each other understand.

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