Den Shichi

Sushi in Downtown Kyoto

This is one of the best reasonably priced sushi restaurants in Kyoto. It’s a classic: long counter, bellowing sushi chefs and great fresh fish. The lunch sets are unbelievable value and the glass sushi cases make ordering a little easier than at some other places. Look for the black-and-white sign about 100m west of Saiin Station on Shijō-dōri.

It’s almost always hopping and doesn’t take reservations, so you may have to give your name and wait – but it will definitely be worth it.