Kyoto Yakitori Izakaya: Tsuki Tokage Honten!

Service: Very friendly and informative
Facilities and equipment: Beautifully traditional. Very clean overall. beautiful washroom
Prices: reasonable considering the quality
Strong points: Yakitori and charcoal grilled food. Excellent selection of sake!


“Tokage” does mean “lizard” in Japanese but they are not serving it there, although it makes for such an interesting name!


Although they have moved address since, it was our second visit and we found it by accident due to the reason explained! Very beautiful but unpretentious decor. Very warm and comfortable!


They even have a view on a small garden you have to cross (that is for gentlemen as the washrooms are separated) when needs are pressing!


Young, friendly but professional staff who are happy to answer your questions.
They even introduced me to an izakaya in Susono City, Eastern Shizuoka!


They do have some superb sake from Kyoto, a fact which is not evident in spite of the great number of breweries!


Served the traditional way!


Yuba and octopus as cute snacks!


Our vegetable order being grilled over charcoal!


Simple and yummy!


Seared chicken sasami! Only very fresh local chicken there!


One more sake of course!


Chicken with skin!




Beautiful tsukune!


Zaru dofu made by a famous Kyoto shop!


Nankotsu! Only in japan!


Broiled onigiri rice balls for dessert!


A must fro our next visit!


Kyoto city, Nakakyou Ku,Nijyo, Tsuutomikoji, Higashi Iri, Seimei Cho, 672-2
Tel.: 075-212-3550
Opening hours: 11:30~15:00, 17:00~23:00
Closed on Mondays
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)


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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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