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Hamo

The perfect fish for summer festivals. Hamo.
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07.29.2015

The perfect fish for summer festivals. Hamo.

Hamo (pike conger) dishes are commonly served in the latter half of July during the Gion festival in Kyoto and Tenjin festival in Osaka  Etwo of western Japan’s three major annual festivals. Since hamo stays alive in warm water, even under the scorching sun, it was just about the only fish served fresh in Kyoto and Osaka before modern transportation arrived. This made it a favorite dish at summer festivals.
Hamo is mainly caught offshore in western Japan. It looks much like unagi (eel) or anago (conger eel), but has a lighter meat that is easier to eat. The most common summer recipe for hamo is yubiki, which is lightly simmered with plum meat. When deboned and lightly boiled, the meat curves back like a flower petal as shown in the photo. Hamo is both delicious and nutritious, bringing joyous relief to revelers in the summer heat.

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  • Kyotogosho/Nishijin, Kawaramachi/Kiyamachi/Pontocho (Downtown Kyoto), Kyoto
  • Izakaya (Japanese tavern),Taverns / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood / General / Donburi (rice bowl)
Average price
Dinner: 3,000JPY / Lunch: 750JPY
Open
17:00-01:00, last order for food at 23:30, last order for drinks at 00:30 Lunch from 11:30-14:00
Closed
None
English services
English menu available.
Access
A 1-minute walk from Marutamachi station on the Karasuma subway line
Address
Christer Plaza M1F , 215 Karasu Maru Takeya-cho Agaru Okura-cho, Chukyo-ku,Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Kakuredokoro Shunsai Sengyo Sanji

隠れどころ 旬菜鮮魚さんじ

  • Kyotogosho/Nishijin, Kawaramachi/Kiyamachi/Pontocho (Downtown Kyoto), Kyoto
  • Izakaya (Japanese tavern),Taverns / General / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood / Sushi
Reservation 1 recommendation
Average price
Dinner: 3,500JPY / Lunch: 800JPY
Open
[Tuesday - Sunday] Dinner: 5pm - 12 midnight (last order 11:30pm) [Tuesday - Friday] Lunch: 11:30am - 1:30pm *Lunch service is not available on public holidays.
Closed
Sundays
English services
English menu available.
Access
Four minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station. Head down Karasumadori street toward Marutamachi, turn right at Nijodori street, and it will be a little ways down on the left. The sign is a chinese paper lantern.
Address
Nijo Coop 1F, 40 Matsuya-cho, Nijodori, Takakura Nishi-iru , Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • Esaka, Esaka/Senri-chuo/Toyonaka, Osaka
  • Italian,Italian/French / Italian / Wine / Black Tea
Reservation 1 recommendation
Average price
Dinner: 5,500JPY / Lunch: 3,500JPY
Open
[Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch: 11:30 - 15:30 (Last order: 14:30) Dinner: 18:30 - 22:00 (Last order: 20:30)
Closed
Mondays
English services
Unknown.
Access
A ten minute walk from Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line's Esaka Station Exit 8.
Address
MiaVia Atelier, 1F, 13-10 Yoshino-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka

Kitazuien

北瑞苑

  • Kita-Shinchi, Umeda/Kitashinchi, Osaka
  • Kaiseki (course menu),Japanese / General / Kaiseki (tea-ceremony dishes) / Sake
Average price
8,000JPY
Open
[Weekdays, Saturday] Normal hours: 11:00 - 22:00 (Break: 15:00 - 17:00) [Sunday, National Holidays] Normal hours: 11:00 - 21:00 (Break: 15:00 - 17:00)
Closed
Wednesdays
English services
English-speaking staff available.
Access
A one minute walk from Nishi Umeda Station Exit 9.
Address
ax Bldg. 3F, 2-3-21 Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Jumelles 29

Jumelles 29(ジュメルニジュウク)

  • Shijokawaramachi/Teramachi, Kawaramachi/Kiyamachi/Pontocho (Downtown Kyoto), Kyoto
  • French,Italian/French / General / French / Western Sosaku (creative cuisine)
Reservation 4 recommendations
Average price
4,000JPY
Open
[Monday, Wednesday to Sunday, public holiday, day before public holiday] normally 18:00 to 02:00
Closed
Sundays
English services
Unknown.
Access
A 6-minute walk from Gion-Shijo station on the Keihan Main Line/A 5-minute walk from Karasuma station, or a 4-minute walk from Kawaramachi station on the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Address
81-1 Fuya-cho Ayanokoji Dori Sagaru Shioya-cho, Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto-shi , Kyoto

Teramachi Yoshikura

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  • Kyotogosho/Nishijin, Kawaramachi/Kiyamachi/Pontocho (Downtown Kyoto), Kyoto
  • Kaiseki (course menu),Japanese / General / Shabu-shabu (boiled meat slices) / Kaiseki (tea-ceremony dishes)
Average price
Dinner: 5,300JPY / Lunch: 1,350JPY
Open
[Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, national holidays, and the day before national holidays] Lunch 11:00 - 14:00 (last order 14:00) / Dinner 17:00 - 21:00 (last order 21:00)
Closed
Tuesdays
English services
Unknown.
Access
A 3 minute walk from the Kyoto City bus stop Kawaramachi Imadegawa. A 10 minute walk if you take exit 3 at Imadegawa station on the Karasuma Subway line.
Address
Corpo Shimoyama 1F, 102 Shin'nyodo Mae-cho , Kamigyo-ku,Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Kyoshoku Fuji-ya

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  • Shijokawaramachi/Teramachi, Kawaramachi/Kiyamachi/Pontocho (Downtown Kyoto), Kyoto
  • Japanese,Japanese / Kyoto Cuisine / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood / Kaiseki (traditional multi-course meal)
Reservation 1 recommendation
Average price
6,000JPY
Open
Normal hours: 17:00-00:00 (last order at 23:30)
Closed
None
English services
Unknown.
Access
Seven minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Station. Located two blocks north of Kyoto Oike Junior High School.
Address
656-1 Seimei-cho , Chukyo-ku,Kyoto-shi , Kyoto

Edomae Sushi Shionigiri Matsugen

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  • Sakai, Sakai/Nakamozu, Osaka
  • Sushi,Japanese / Kushiage (deep-fried skewers) / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood / Sushi
Reservation 1 recommendation
Average price
6,000JPY
Open
[Tuesday - Sunday/Public Holidays] 5pm - 12 midnight (last order 11:30pm)
Closed
None
English services
Unknown.
Access
A six minute walk from Sakai Station's entrance gate. From the entrance gate, cross at the crosswalk, turn let at the intersection, and it will be on 1F of Royal Court Sanbankan.
Address
Royal Court Sanbankan 1F, 2-2-5 Ebisunochonishi, Sakai-ku,, Osaka

Joyato Toyosaki Honke

常夜燈 豊崎本家

  • Chayamachi/Nakazakicho, Umeda/Kitashinchi, Osaka
  • Japanese,Japanese / Oden
Average price
Dinner: 4,000JPY / Lunch: 800JPY
Open
Lunch 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. (Weekdays, Saturday, the days before holidays) Dinner 6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. (Weekdays, the days before holidays)
Closed
Sundays
English services
Unknown.
Access
5-minute walk from Exit #1 of Nakatsu Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway - Midosuji Line
Address
Toyosaki 2-8-14, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka

Sakana Ryori Rokkon

さかな料理 ろっこん

  • Kita-Shinchi, Umeda/Kitashinchi, Osaka
  • Japanese,Japanese / General / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood / Fugu (blowfish)
Average price
Dinner: 8,000JPY / Lunch: 1,000JPY
Open
[Weekdays/Saturdays/Day Before Holidays/Holidays] Lunch 11:30 AM-2 PM (last order 1:50 PM) *Warning* [Lunch is not available for reservations]/Dinner 5 PM-11 PM (last order 10 PM)
Closed
Thursdays
English services
Unknown.
Access
A five minute walk from Yodoyabashi Station's Midousuji Line. A ten minute walk from Osaka Station. A ten minute walk from Umeda Station. A three minute walk from Kitashinchi Station.
Address
1-1-15 Sonezaki Shinchi , Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
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