2012/03/21

Kishi-Sushi(Kishizushi)【Small suhi restaurant】

Hi! Welcome to Machi's Taxi Restaurant Guide.

Visiting a "sushi-go-round" is an easy way to savor some low-priced sushi throughout Japan.
Sometimes, however, I feel like eating better quality sushi (at a reasonable price).

So, this time I visited "Kishi-Sushi(Kishizushi)" near Shijo-Kawaramachi, the busiest shopping district in Kyoto.


This small sushi-restaurant has been open since 1914, for almost 100years.
Now, it seems to be run by a two-generation family.

When I initially visited it, I ordered the "sushi-lunch"-price1200JPY.
It includes 7 pieces of nigiri and 4 hosomaki.
Toppings are octopus, sea-bream, salmon, omelet, shrimp, tuna, and squid.

In an authentic sushi restaurant like this, there are no weird-looking rolls such as the spider roll, red devil roll, or snow mountain roll.
Everything is simple, so that we can savor the tastes of the ingredients.

Look at the thickness of the tuna.

The chef chooses fresh fish by himself at a wholesale market in Kyoto, or at the Nishiki-Market every morning.
Therefore, they can serve good quality sushi at reasonable prices.

The texture of tuna and sea-bream is proof of the chef's skill at finding good ingredients.


On a second visit, I ordered "Maiko-lunch"-price 1000JPY.
It includes chirashi-zushi, sashimi, a cup of broth, and mozuku-seaweed.

"Chirashi-zushi" literally means "scattered sushi". Several toppings such as crab, and shiitake-mushrooms are scattered on venegared rice.

Mozuku-seaweed is usually taken in the sea in the southern warm area around Okinawa.
The mozuku-seaweed here, however, is collected in the Sea of Japan, which is a rough, cold northern sea.
Being able to survive in its harsh environment makes this seaweed rich in taste and nutrition.
The texture of the thin seaweed is comparable to silk.



The restaurant has English menus, and so it's easy to order.
There are plenty of photos in the Japanese menus as well, so you can order from them by pointing.
(Not all the restaurant's available items, though, are shown on the English menus.)

"Kishi Sushi(Kishizushi)" is a 5 minutes walk away from "Takashimaya Department Store".

If you show this picture to your taxi driver in Kyoto, he’ll have no trouble taking you to this restaurant.
Taxi fare will be:
960JPY from Kyoto station,
960JPY from the Kiyomizu temple.
The above prices are just my approximate guess.
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Kishi-Sushi(Kishizushi)

075-351-3341

Closed on Wednesdays(Though open when Wednesday is a national holiday)
Open
Weekdays 11:30~14:00, 17:00~20:00
Saturdays and Sundays 11:30~20:00



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