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551 Horai JR Kyototen

#87 of 11,595 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | Kyoto Station, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-661-8455
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Madrid, Spain
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Yummy gyozas and other types of dumplings -- we went on purpose after transatlantic flight landed us in Osaka and we took the train to Kyoto. Our hotel was close to train station, and this was the perfect take-away meal to tidy us over. 551 Horai is famous in Osaka, but has a couple of joints in Kyoto -- *much*... More 

Thank evilalta
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Althought it's really cheap, the food is very good and tasty. A really good option if you are at the station !!!! There is always queue as the food is really appreciate by the locals !!

2 Thank seasea01
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

The service (speed, politeness, packaging) is really good, but I am afraid that's it. The food is below Japanese standards. It is cheap, though.

2 Thank kiwiandorange
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Awesome dumplings served 3+ ways. You have to queue with the locals...which means its worth the short wait. Speedy service. Great lunch option or a night "in".

2 Thank KCsMom
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We loved the food so much we popped in for lunch 4 days in a row during our visit to Kyoto. Friendly service and very tasty food at a great price!

Thank TravelFairLady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $9
Asian, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | Kyoto Station, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighborhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-661-8455

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighborhood Profile
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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