To enjoy the finest Kyoto-style sushi, Izuu (いづう) should be your next stop in Kyoto`s Gion district. What is Kyoto-style sushi you might wonder? When someone asks you to name some Japanese dishes, sushi is probably one of the first that comes to mind but something few people know is that sushi actually comes in various regional styles.
For over 200 years, Izuu has held the reputation of the finest restaurant for Kyoto-style sushi due to its delicious traditional dishes prepared from high quality ingredients. Its most famous dish is its saba sugata made of mackerel on top of packed sushi rice and wrapped with thick pickled kelp. Mackerel was once a highly luxurious ingredient which was hard to find in Kyoto and many longstanding restaurants using the ingredient have spend decades to refining and balancing their dishes. The kelp used at Izuu is naturally grown in Hokkaido and is thicker than the one usually used for this traditional dish. You will surely feel delighted after taking that first bite of Izuu`s Kyoto-style sushi.
|Address:||367 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0084|
|Opening hours:||Weekdays and Saturday 11:00~23:00 (L.O. 22:30)|
|Sundays and Holidays 11:00~22:00 (L.O.21:30)|
|Price range:||2,500 yen|