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El Fogon

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380 Kameyacho Miyukicho Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5517
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner
Good for: Bar scene
Description: "Spanish char-grilled cuisine"

El Fogon meaning "the...
"Spanish char-grilled cuisine"

El Fogon meaning "the stove" in Spanish features chargrilled cuisine. Spanish style grilling is kept simple to allow for the natural flavours to come through. Simply grilled with salt, you can enjoy all the blessings of nature. The chargrilled ingredients are crisp on the outside and juicy in the middle, sealing in the natural flavour. Please enjoy a chargrilled meal, which is not so easily prepared at home.

"Spanish cuisine using Japanese ingredients"

Spanish Iberian pigs are famous for their rich black color and flavorful meat. We serve "Agu pork" from Okinawa, which is comparable to Iberian pigs in color and taste.
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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Great Paella

We had several different types of Paella. A party of 4 ; all whom enjoyed their meal. I would eat here again. Nice wine ; felt a little like being in Barcelona again

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Terry M
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Delmar, New York
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Delmar, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had several different types of Paella. A party of 4 ; all whom enjoyed their meal. I would eat here again. Nice wine ; felt a little like being in Barcelona again

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

two blocks away from our hotel (Okura). We arrived by mistake, due to a wrong recommendation from hotel staff (a restaurant one block away, was closed that weekday). Nothing is spanish here, nor a food preparation, nor a spanish speaking or looking person, nor a relevant spanish decoration. The menu was not translated! Bread was old and 'reheated', tapas were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

A nice treat in the center of Kyoto. Great if you're looking for a little variety from the local cuisine. Lovely little upstairs dining room. Waitstaff that were incredibly friendly and attentive even by Japanese standards. Great sangria, nice Spanish cheeses and tapas, tender pork. Really enjoyed it.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Good spanish restaurant with small tapas. The jam quality is awesome and mahou beer tastes as in Spain. Great ambience!

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Thank Israel M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Small tapas bar with very helpful, friendly staff! The bar selection is limited but good enough (Mahou Spanish Beer is pretty tasty). The grilled vegetable tapas were excellent with an almond, garlic, pepper, tomato "sauce". The other dishes were also tasty. Overall, the wonderful ambiance, staff, and food made for a great evening!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

I have had lunch here and dinner. The staff had more time to chat during lunch and suggested a wonderful Spanish red wine by the glass. It's just east of city hall. I will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 380 Kameyacho Miyukicho Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5517

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 51
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

"Spanish char-grilled cuisine"

El Fogon meaning "the stove" in Spanish features chargrilled cuisine. Spanish style grilling is kept simple to allow for the natural flavours to come through. Simply grilled with salt, you can enjoy all the blessings of nature. The chargrilled ingredients are crisp on the outside and juicy in the middle, sealing in the natural flavour. Please enjoy a chargrilled meal, which is not so easily prepared at home.

"Spanish cuisine using Japanese ingredients"

Spanish Iberian pigs are famous for their rich black color and flavorful meat. We serve "Agu pork" from Okinawa, which is comparable to Iberian pigs in color and taste.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.