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Japanese: Oden


Takocho Description

Takocho is a hidden gem located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. This cozy restaurant specializes in a unique and delicious cuisine known as 'oden.' Oden is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of various ingredients such as fish cakes, tofu, and vegetables, simmered in a flavorful broth. Takocho takes this classic dish to a whole new level with their innovative and creative twists.

What sets Takocho apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Each dish is carefully crafted with attention to detail, resulting in a symphony of flavors that will delight your taste buds. The restaurant's warm and inviting atmosphere, with its traditional Japanese decor and friendly staff, creates the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience.

One of the standout menu items at Takocho is their signature octopus dish, which is tender and succulent, cooked to perfection. Another must-try is their assortment of fish cakes, each with its own unique flavor and texture. Pair your meal with a selection from their extensive sake menu, and you're in for a truly unforgettable culinary journey.

Whether you're a fan of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to try something new, Takocho is the place to be. With its exceptional food, charming ambiance, and attentive service, this restaurant is a true hidden gem in Kyoto. So, why not embark on a culinary adventure and indulge in the flavors of Takocho?

Takocho Overview


1-chōme-237 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0801


+81 (0) 75-525-0170


5 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station.
8 minute walk from Shijo Kawaramachi Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 5:30PM-9:30PM
Mon: 5:30PM-9:30PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 5:30PM-9:30PM
Fri: 5:30PM-9:30PM
Sat: 5:30PM-9:30PM

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Takocho Reviews

Takocho Google Average Rating



It is perfect dinner. So lucky get last table. The owner friendly for customer. Can test for traditional Nippon food and service.


Highly recommend to those who are looking authentic Oden cuisine. Some comments about the high price is fair and unfair. You walk in means you know this is not an ordinary place. Deliciousness and gracefulness the way they make you feel like back to 1900. Slow down and watch how they greet and serve one by one. Do not hurry. This is different and probably the highest level of Oden. Well, if you don’t know Oden at all, then maybe start somewhere else before you can appreciate good and delicate type of Oden.


This is my third visit in 10 years and the taste has not changed. Its very cosy and everyone sits around the pot while the boss serves you.
Boss speaks a bit of English and is always friendly.

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