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Japanese: Izakaya

Shunsai Imari

Shunsai Imari Overview


108 Nishirokkakuchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8217


+81 (0) 75-231-1354


10 minute walk from Shijo Station (Karasuma Line).
10 minute walk from Gojo Station (Karasuma Line / Tozai Line).
10 minute walk from Karasuma Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line).

Operating Hours

Sun: 7:30AM-9:30AM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Mon: 7:30AM-9:30AM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 7:30AM-9:30AM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Thur: 7:30AM-9:30AM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Fri: 7:30AM-9:30AM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Sat: 7:30AM-9:30AM, 5:30PM-10:30PM

Payment methods

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

Shunsai Imari Description

Located in Kyoto, Shunsai Imari is a hidden gem that offers a traditional Kyoto dining experience. This charming restaurant specializes in Kyoto-style obanzai, a type of Japanese cuisine that uses seasonal vegetables and fresh seafood. The menu features a variety of dishes that showcase the vibrant colors and flavors of Kyoto, including their signature dish, the 'Tai Meshi' - a delicious sea bream rice cooked in a clay pot.

One of the unique features of Shunsai Imari is their extensive selection of Japanese sake. With over 20 different brands from all over Japan, you can pair your meal with the perfect sake to enhance the flavors of the food. The restaurant itself exudes a tranquil and cozy atmosphere, with both counter and table seating available, making it suitable for both solo diners and larger groups.

If you're looking for an authentic Kyoto dining experience, Shunsai Imari is the place to go. With their focus on using seasonal ingredients and their dedication to traditional Kyoto cuisine, this restaurant sets itself apart from others in the area. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Shunsai Imari offers a taste of Kyoto's culinary heritage in a warm and inviting setting.

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List




Sake Selection

WiFi Available

Wheelchair Accessible

Shunsai Imari Reviews

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overall, the vegetable dishes were fresh and very well done.
- 1 star for the salmon dish as while it was not stale, we felt it was rather hard.

do note that reservations are needed to avoid disappointment as they are sold out almost daily, i could secure my reservation by calling them. check out their instagram page as they will update what dates they are sold out for @imari_breakfast


We were very lucky to walk in without a reservation - dinner was one of the best. Sashimi was so fresh, everything was cooked to perfection! Claypot rice with sea bream was worth the wait, pure and delicious. Kyoto roast duck served cold with mustard was great too. We’ll be back!


A great little restaurant tucked away in a friendly neighborhood. The food is traditional Japanese and several Kyoto dishes as well. All made fresh right in front of the show kitchen. The team is super friendly. The interior is also very nice and warm. They have great selection of sake. Please book in advance as they get very busy and easily booked out, we got lucky there was a table that cancelled.

Their beef rice and sashimi is a must try, as well as their tempura options.

They are famous for their breakfast and they don't accept walk-in so definitely book ahead of time.


Translated from Japanese:

The rice is cooked according to the time you arrive, and the menu is very luxurious.The menu seems to change depending on the time you arrive.I was interested in this restaurant because I was told that I would be able to have a great breakfast today. .


Translated from Japanese:

I stopped by by myself. It was full. As other people's reviews have said, they are all very tasty and satisfying. The staff at the store are also nice and comfortable. I forgot to take a photo, but Kumoko's tempura also goes well with sake. ...


Translated from Japanese:

For the obanzai, I ordered persimmon shiraae, chicken liver with sansho, and apple and kazunoko salad, all of which were very successful. Among them, the apple and kazunoko salad has a new texture that makes the crispy apples and the bubbles of kazunoko dance in your mouth. simple...

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