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Kyoto Omurice Restaurants: Where to Eat the Best Omurice in Kyoto

Craving omurice? Check out our top recommendations for the 5 Best Omurice Restaurants in Kyoto!

Omurice is a popular fried rice wrapped in a thin omelet dish in Japan. It’s classified as a yoshoku dish, a term used to refer to Japanese dishes that are derived from Western cuisine. The classic omurice is often made with chicken fried rice, but other ingredients such as shrimp, ham, squid, and vegetables are not rare at all.

Meanwhile, the omelet used as a wrap is usually just plain scrambled egg. To top it all off, each omurice is glazed with ketchup or a special sauce. Some versions of omurice are topped with demi-glace sauce, melted cheese, and curry sauce, among others.

5 Best Omurice Restaurants in Kyoto

Omurice is a classic hearty meal that can never go wrong. If you are looking for omurice in Kyoto, here are the best places we recommend:

1. Kichi Kichi Omurice

One of the most popular omurice restaurants in Kyoto, Kichi Kichi serves a range of omurice topped with various sauces, from ketchup to demi-glace sauce. The demi-glace omurice is a must-try!

  • Price: From 1450 yen

  • Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (closed on Wednesday)

  • Contact: +81 75-211-1484

  • Address: 185-4 Zaimokucho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8017, Japan

2. Omura House

Serving up to 17 varieties of omurice, Omura House is a place for serial omurice eaters. Located near Kinkaku-ji Temple, Omura House gets packed easily with loyal and casual guests. Don’t miss their popular Toro Yuba Omurice, which is made of rice mixed with hijiki and then wrapped in fluffy eggs that are made with tofu skin.

  • Price: From 820 yen

  • Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Lunch) | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Dinner)

  • Contact: +81 75-712-0671

  • Address: 10 – 9 Kinugasa Somon-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

3. Masuya

Although they serve a variety of dishes, Masuya is quite a popular spot for omurice. You can never go wrong with any of their omurice dishes. You can even try their tonkatsu and a bunch of bento meals and leave the restaurant at peace.

  • Price: From 500 yen

  • Hours: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (closed on Sunday/Monday)

  • Contact: +81 75-351-3045

  • Address: 265 Sugiyacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8078, Japan

4. Hohoho-za

A good spot for classic Japanese snacks and meals, Hohoho-za offers one of the best omurice in Kyoto. You should try their omurice with curry sauce, which is one of their bestselling dishes. Or, you can personally request a veggie omurice if you like!

  • Price: From 900 yen

  • Hours: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM (closed on Tuesday/Wednesday)

  • Contact: +81 50-3173-0606

  • Address: 126-1 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8002, Japan

5. Hokkyokusei - Kyoto Porta

The branch of Hokkyokusei in Osaka was believed to be the originator of omurice in Japan. Whatever the story is, head over to their branch in Kyoto Porta to try their famous Wafu omurice which is made from Pollack roe and seafood and butter rice wrapped in egg topped with beef stew.

  • Price: From 1230 yen

  • Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Monday to Sunday)

  • Contact: +81 75-585-5459

  • Address: 902 Kyoto Porta, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan


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