Kinoe Yakiniku Kyoto

I was highly impressed with our concierge at the Westin Miyako Hotel who helped us book Kinoe Yakiniku which my friend from Japan recommended. She printed out a map, helped make our reservation and made sure there was an english menu etc. This place was fairly close to the hotel, maybe 15 mins by public transport. It was in a residential area in the northern part of kyoto. Here it is.

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Kinoe Frontage

They had huge barrels of Hakushu whiskys as well. hmmmm

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Hakushu Distillery

The menu was a bit complicated. On the back of the page, there were some menus which you needed to book before. So we ended up getting 2 sets of Omi Beef and added yukke as well.

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Kinoe Menu

Ordered a tap beer to start.

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Tap Beer

Came with 3 sauces as well. The waiters are pretty good, they tell you which course is for which sauce.

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An appetizer course with some beef and fat.

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Beef Appetiser

We specially ordered a serve of yukke as it seemed famous on the menu.

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Then we were served with some salad with japanese dressing.

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Salad dressing

I loved the Japanese yakiniku, they don’t stick and they seemed easy to clean. There was no smoke and it filters back in. Started off with 2 pieces of omi beef.

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First 2 pieces of omi beef

We were a bit worried as we are usually used to huge portions. Here comes another 2 pieces.

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More beef

Don’t forget some veggies as well. Corn and Zucchini.

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Corn & Zucchini

This time with garlic chips. See the fat on the left? They used that to oil up the grill and sear this one. Wonderful.

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Beef with garlic chips

This one is marinated which was also very nice.

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Marinated beef

Another dish of marinated beef.

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more marinated beef

Had some lettuce to wrap the beef up as well.

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Also some asparagus, tomato and beans with some mayo and miso sauce.

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Had to order a Hakushu High Ball which was delicious

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Hakushu High Ball

This marinated beef he seared it for us and perfected it. Only 10 or so seconds each side and straight away melts in your mouth.

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Beef that melts in your mouth

We also had a rice as well as there wasn’t much carbs. Funny enough portions looked small but it was enough for both of us.

Freshened up with some watermelon afterwards and some tea.

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Japanese yakiniku was really good. I’m sure there are other places around but this was perfect. I recommend getting the most expensive set as it might not be enough for 2 people. Beef was good and couldn’t really complain. It was expensive but looking at the marbling of the beef, you are just in heaven.

Rating 14.5/20

Yakiniku Dining Kinoe URL:

Add.: 34-1, Tojiji-cho, Oshikoji-dori Yanaginobanba Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Kyoto Imperial Palace Tel.: 075-211-2991


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