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.
They had huge barrels of Hakushu whiskys as well. hmmmm
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.
Ordered a tap beer to start.
Came with 3 sauces as well. The waiters are pretty good, they tell you which course is for which sauce.
An appetizer course with some beef and fat.
We specially ordered a serve of yukke as it seemed famous on the menu.
Then we were served with some salad with japanese 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.
We were a bit worried as we are usually used to huge portions. Here comes another 2 pieces.
Don’t forget some veggies as well. Corn and 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.
This one is marinated which was also very nice.
Another dish of marinated beef.
Had some lettuce to wrap the beef up as well.
Also some asparagus, tomato and beans with some mayo and miso sauce.
Had to order a Hakushu High Ball which was delicious
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.
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.
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.
Yakiniku Dining Kinoe URL: http://s.openrice.com/UbKSEG3x48500
Add.: 34-1, Tojiji-cho, Oshikoji-dori Yanaginobanba Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Kyoto Imperial Palace Tel.: 075-211-2991