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Japanese: Izakaya


Yaoya Overview


59 Saneichō, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto 602-0826


+81 (0) 75-252-0108


6 minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Mon: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Tue: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Wed: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Thur: Closed
Fri: 5:30PM-12:00AM
Sat: 5:30PM-12:00AM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Yaoya Description

Located in Kyoto, Yaoya is a unique and distinguished restaurant that combines the flavors of a bistro and traditional Japanese cuisine. As one of the selected top 100 restaurants in Japan, Yaoya offers a gastronomic experience like no other. The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for diners.

What sets Yaoya apart is its innovative menu, which showcases a fusion of French and Japanese culinary techniques. The skilled chefs at Yaoya masterfully blend these two cuisines to create dishes that are both visually stunning and incredibly delicious. From beautifully presented sashimi platters to perfectly grilled seafood, every dish at Yaoya is a work of art.

One of the standout menu items at Yaoya is their signature dish, the Bistro-style Kaiseki. This multi-course meal combines the elegance of traditional kaiseki with the bold flavors of French cuisine. Each course is thoughtfully crafted using the finest seasonal ingredients, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

Whether you're a fan of Japanese cuisine or looking to try something new, Yaoya is the perfect destination. With its unique fusion of bistro and Japanese flavors, impeccable presentation, and top-notch service, Yaoya promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Yaoya Reviews

Yaoya Google Average Rating


Yaoya Tabelog Average Rating



Outstanding meal and drinks at this homey neighbourhood izakaya.

According to Tabelog this is one of the highest ranked izakayas in Kyoto. We called ahead to secure a seat at the counter. The menu is heavy on seafood: We started with assorted tuna (maguro) sashimi, oysters (kaki), raw soft roe (shirako) and sea urchin (uni) from Hokkaido. Absolutely top notch! Two more warm dishes followed, with crab brains (kani miso) and grilled fish (sanma), again spot on!

The welcoming master recommended nihonshu whenever we ran dry on drinks, and his selection was excellent, including some real sake gems.

A really cool place, I can recommend without hesitation!


One of the best izakayas i’ve been to. The owner was absolutely friendly. Every dish he recommended was fantastic. I would revisit here time and time again.


I came here for the first time through a friend's introduction, and I was very satisfied with the wide variety of food and drinks.
Also, I would definitely like to visit you when you go to Kyoto.


Translated from Japanese:

The greengrocer sells over 30 ``koppe crabs'' which were released on November 6th every year. Moreover, the size is only "extra large". Late November, I went to get Koppe Crab. Special...


Translated from Japanese:

So, as other people have said in their reviews, people who don't drink sake may not be able to fully enjoy this restaurant. In fact, a customer who said, ``Do you have any wine?'' was treated coldly, saying, ``It's a sake restaurant.''


Translated from Japanese:

I ordered a sashimi platter, sake, and omelet, and all the dishes were delicious and I felt the attention to detail. We were provided with fish dishes that go well with Japanese sake. The price is reasonable, but I was very satisfied with the taste that was provided...

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