2023-11-12 | Recommendations

Top 5 Staff-Recommended Dinner Spots Near The Millennials Kyoto

Nestled in the heart of Kyoto, The Millennials Kyoto stands as a modern haven for travelers seeking comfort and style. But your journey doesn’t end at the hotel door. Kyoto’s culinary scene, a tapestry of flavors, awaits just steps away. In this guide, we unveil the top 5 staff-recommended dinner spots in close proximity to The Millennials Kyoto, ensuring that your evening culinary adventures are as delightful as your stay. Our experienced staff, deeply attuned to the city’s palate and preferences, have carefully curated a selection of dining establishments that represent the diverse and delectable tastes of Kyoto. From traditional Japanese cuisine to international fusion, these restaurants offer a spectrum of dining experiences, all within a stone’s throw of your accommodation. Whether you’re a traveler looking for a taste of authentic Kyoto flavors or a local in search of a new dining destination, you will enjoy these evening dining spots that perfectly complement your stay at The Millennials Kyoto.

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Just a 5-minute stroll from The Millennials Kyoto, you’ll find an authentic izakaya called Kokoroya, part of a beloved Kyoto local chain. At this traditional establishment, you can immerse yourself in classic Kyoto cuisine, including the renowned obanzai dishes and the freshest Kyoto vegetables. As you settle onto comfortable tatami seating, you can indulge in a selection of sake and beer while exploring a diverse range of dishes, such as kokorayaki and Kyoto tofu infused with the essence of yamaimo and a variety of tofu-based creations, featuring ingredients like kamo and yuuba. This izakaya embodies the very spirit of Kyoto, encapsulating the city’s culinary treasures. From famous Kyoto specialties to regional delights like namafu, the menu here offers a delightful journey through the essence of Kyoto’s gastronomic heritage, where you can taste all the iconic flavors that define this enchanting city.


At Masuyasaketen the focus isn’t on hearty meals but on savoring a wide array of sake. Gather your friends and embark on a delightful journey of Japanese sake discovery at this charming bar. Here, you’ll find an exquisite selection of sake to complement your experience, as well as an enticing assortment of onigiri and otsumami to perfectly accompany your evening of delightful tastings.


Located around a 10-minute walk from The Millennials Kyoto, Ayatomi is a renowned establishment where Sabasuhi takes center stage. Unlike the more familiar nigiri sushi, Sabasuhi is a unique Kyoto creation that exclusively utilizes mackerel. It’s crafted using a special box to shape it, a departure from the traditional hand-pressed nigiri style. The process involves setting the sushi in the box, expertly removing it, and then skillfully cutting it into delectable pieces. If you prefer a different setting, opt for the counter where you can observe the culinary magic unfold before your eyes. This classic Kyoto restaurant is a local gem, and while an English menu may not be guaranteed, the experience is undeniably worthwhile.


A delightful 20-minute stroll from The Millennials Kyoto will lead you to Bingo, a popular gem, and due to its bustling nature, making a reservation is often recommended. Housed within an authentic Kyoto traditional dwelling, this charming establishment boasts an extensive selection of sake to complement a mouthwatering menu filled with delectable seafood, succulent meats, and a variety of beer and sours. Whether you prefer a cozy table setting or the interactive counter experience, you’ll find your comfort zone here. With prices ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 yen, your bill depends on your appetite and culinary preferences, making it a versatile dining option suitable for various occasions.


A well-loved establishment that often sees high demand, it’s advisable to secure a reservation at Ashioto before your visit. They recommend calling rather than messaging them on Instagram to make a reservation. The staff here is adept at accommodating foreign guests, ensuring a seamless dining experience. Notably, they elevate local vegetables to an extraordinary level, coaxing out flavors that might just redefine your expectations of how delicious vegetables can be. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the delightful transformation of familiar ingredients that will leave you pondering how vegetables can taste even more amazing than you ever imagined.

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