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Jumbo Karaoke Hiroba Kawaramachi Branch
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This place may look like a total dive but the food is reliable and authentic, as the crowds of Kyoto’s Chinese residents will attest. There’s no English menu but there is a picture menu and some of the waitresses can speak English.
Decor is strictly Chinese kitsch, with the exception of the deer head over the cash register – still trying to figure that one out. Look for the food pictures out the front.