Where to eat Japanese food in Uji: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 10, 2019 Alice Mieles

Reviews on Japanese food in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Uji (宇治市, Uji-shi) is a city on the southern outskirts of the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
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10. Ran

24-1 Uji Mitsuda Bldg. 1F, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner Reservations +81 774-21-2275 http://www.shitaniorei.com/honten.html
Ran

Reviewed By Penny A

We had an exceptional experience here. We came in for a drink and never left. Staff were brilliant, very helpful and really cared. Food was brilliant sashimi tuna and pork salad were exceptional, the best we had all trip and the price was so cheap. Great value for money. A hidden treasure.

9. Hakunan

Gokasho, Uji 611-0011 Kyoto Prefecture Healthy, Japanese Lunch Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking +81 774-32-0700 http://www.hakuunan.com
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5 based on 13 reviews

Hakunan

Reviewed By Lewdbei

This restaurant serves the most authentic kai-seki. Kai-seki originally came from a buddhist practice of serving multiple dishes, except they were vegetarian. All the food from this place is vegetarian and is of great quality. It wasn't as good as kobe beef, but this has another class of its own. Definitely try this place out, we always wanted to try kai-seki and the price is not that bad. It's around 100 dollars for 2 people. Also their waitresses do a dogeza when they serve you, it's neat customer service.

8. Jidoriya Kokoro

25 Uji Myoraku, Uji Kyoto Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner +81 774-22-5584 http://www.kokoro-uji.com/
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4 based on 15 reviews

Jidoriya Kokoro

Reviewed By snerd45

This restaurant is in Uji, just across the street from the Appro supermarket, and although the food was good when we got it, the service was surly and very slow to actually get the food to the table.The staff were unhappy to have us eating there, and that showed in the food service, with the dishes just being dropped in front of us. The local guests that arrived after us were fawned upon, their service was exemplary.As Uji is a tourist town both Japanese and international, this attitude is unacceptable. We ended up leaving the restaurant early, thoroughly disgusted with the attitude displayed.

7. Iwai Byodoin

5-6 Uji Renge Byodoin Omotesando, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture Japanese, Cafe Lunch Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +81 774-21-2023 http://cafeiwai.exblog.jp/
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4 based on 22 reviews

Iwai Byodoin

Reviewed By alexandraremi

After visiting Byodoin Temple, I walked around the village and ended up spending a very good time in this small Japanese sweet shop. Had the pancakes and ginger red tea. Tasty, original and well designed. They had sakura candies for sale. Very delicious too.

6. Miyoshiya

4-10 Uji Myoraku, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner Reservations +81 774-23-5958
Miyoshiya

Reviewed By Nobuo O

Provei muitos udon nesta viagem e sempre tinha um toque para agradar turistas. Mas aqui o cardápio e totalmente em japonês. Tive dificuldade na escolha do prato mas o udon escolhido estava excelente. Recomendo!

5. Torisei Honten

186 Kami Aburakakecho, Fushimi-Ku, Kyoto 612-8047 Kyoto Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +81 75-622-5533 http://www.torisei.com/shop/fushimi/
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4 based on 153 reviews

Torisei Honten

Reviewed By Jonathan S

good spot to visit after checking out one of the near by sake breweries. this place is really big. i don't know if we were the only tourists, but we were the only westerners. well priced yakitori and sake. they accept credit card. Not sure if this is the exact name.....but the pictures are correct. the address on yelp for torisei honten worked for me.

4. Tatsumiya

3-7 Uji Tonokawa, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture Japanese, Kaiseki, Kyoto cuisine Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards +81 774-21-3131 http://www.uji-tatsumiya.co.jp
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5 based on 20 reviews

Tatsumiya

Reviewed By Raymond N

We were planning to go to another place, which turned out to be closed. We made a reservation to this place instead, after reading the reviews. When we arrived, we were deciding between the super bento box vs a matcha tasting menu. Even though the latter is 1500 Yen more expensive per person, it was completely worth it. There were 8 courses and each one was fantastically made. Each one was done with matcha and looked green. Extremely creative. I highly recommend it.

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3. Sushitetsu

39-16 Rokujizo Machinami, Uji Kyoto Prefecture Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood Dinner, Lunch Seating, Table Service, Reservations, Serves Alcohol +81 774-32-0757
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4 based on 43 reviews

Sushitetsu

Reviewed By TheTravelingAuditor

Having come from a culture of believing whales should stay in the ocean it can be confirmed the Japs are definitely into something. The whale nigiri was the best thing we’d ever eaten and couldn’t get enough of it. Watching the sushi masters prepare the food in front of you also adds to the experience. Can’t recommend this place more highly

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2. Nakamura Tokichi Honten

10 Ichiban Uji, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture Japanese, Cafe Lunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +81 774-22-7800 http://www.tokichi.jp/stores/map_honten.html
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4 based on 405 reviews

Nakamura Tokichi Honten

Reviewed By Bambooscent

You can't miss this place if you are going to Uij. Beautiful Japanese garden, beautiful traditional building, and yummy matcha food. Just make sure you go early to avoid the line-up. We got there around 11am and only need to wait around 15min. Otherwise like the other reviewers have said expect to wait 45min to an hour

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1. Uji Chaganju Cafe

66-1 Ujiichiban, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture Cafe, Japanese, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible yamasa[email protected] +81 774-21-5551 http://www.kyotoyamasan.jp/shop/
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4 based on 182 reviews

Uji Chaganju Cafe

Reviewed By kc25625536

We stopped by this cafe on our way to temple. It’s so delicious. The eels set is the best for my husband. And my pork set is so yummy. The macha ice cream is the best in this trip so far. Will come back for sure.

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