Kyoto Yakitori Restaurant: Lunch at Torisei

Service: Very friendly
Equipment & Amenities: Very clean overall. Excellent washroom. Entirely non-soking for lunch!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Bento and yakitori. Sake!


Many big sake breweries in Kyoto City, especially in the Fushimi area have been diversifying their business to add to traditional earnings with museums and gift shops and even restaurants such as Yamamoto Honkei Sake Brewery with heir restaurant called Torisei!


Not only can you read their menu outside (not so usual in Japan although it is spreading all over the country these days) but they also clearly point out the place is entirely non-smoking until 4:00 pm!


Past the entrance you will find a small souvenir shop!


You will also discover a tiny but remarkable museum!


Traditional Japanese atmosphere inside a big restaurant!


Plenty of historical artifacts for foreign customers to check!


We ordered the two different bento-style lunches!


I spotted this sake bottle whose contents were offered on the menu!


We ordered an extra dish of croquettes with our first drink!


But I couldn’t get my eyes off the limited “very dry” junmai!


Served in a traditional cup!


My bento!


Simple steamed rice with black sesame seeds and pickled vegetables!




Dragon’s bento!


Steamed rice with stir-fried chicken and dry seaweed!


Deep-fried chicken!


Kyoto City, Fushimi Ku, Kamiyuukake cho, 186
Tel.: 075-622-5533
Opening hours: 11:30~23:00 (11:00~23:00 on week-ends), Parties until 22:00
Closed on Mondays
Parking: 30 cars
Credit cards OK


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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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