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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
Arash' Kitchen is open everyday from Monday to Sunday. Exceptionally the restaurant is closed on some Tuesdays or Wednesdays. We kindly suggest customers to make a reservation or inquire for availability on both Tuesday and Wednesday. On Holiday Open From 11 Am To 11 PM
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Turkish, Persian, Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

Nice and cosy spot to have a laid back evening... The belly dance was soo dope and Arash is just too cool to be host..

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022

The staff was very friendly and the food was amazing! Great music, ambience, and food selection. An overall awesome experience.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed November 25, 2021

The biryani chicken is very delicious and the night view is beautiful from the balcony. Thanks for the friendly service

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021

Located in the best place of Kyoto with wonderful view to Kamogawa river. Enjoy eating Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Indian and Pakistani foods.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 12, 2021

Talk about a great place! I’ve been on 3 different occasions with friends and it’s be great each time. The owner is so sweet and has been extremely helpful with recommendations. If you do not speak Japanese or have never been to a shisha establishment...this is a good place to start as most of the staff can speak English and the menu had English translations. The food is flavorful and reasonably priced with Persian and Indian cuisine. The shisha flavors are smooth and easy to smoke and the atmosphere is comfortable with seats and tatami options. If you’re in Kyoto and have time please come!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 12, 2021

this place has really good shisha & reallyyyy good food too !! the owner & the workers are all really nice too :~) would definitely recommend if you’re in kyoto & looking for a new place to try.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

This place has the best shisha in Kyoto! The the food is superb, the atmosphere is great, just by Kamogawa. The owner is super friendly and nice too! It’s very chill and feels like home. I came here with friends for the nomihodai and I...loved it! I’ll definitely come back again!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

This is the best restaurants and shisha bar in Kyoto! You have to come over here once in your lifetime!👍🤙

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

The one place to go for food with the best view scenery ever and in a good location I recommend this place

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021

Delicious food and awesome services with a beautiful review. I highly recommend. Try it and thank me later🙂

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and cool the staff is also extremely knowledgeable really friendly. Amazing wines, food and service. Best location and the great recommendations.鴨川も見えるのでおおすめレストランです。いるんな国の料理もありますのでぜひとも行って見てください。最後です

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

Located in a bustling area, very close to the city centre. First time trying Iranian food and had a pleasant experience. Friendly staff

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 20, 2021

Had some series of traditional Persian foods here. I love the hospitality of the restaurant owner and its workers here. Hookah here was also enjoyable. Recommended when visiting here with your friends that would like to try out something related to Iranian/Indian cuisine.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

The owner is a friendly hospitable character, the cooking was very nice. Groups and pairs will have a very good time here.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Arash S, オーナー at Arash's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2021

Thanks a lot, thanks for review. I hope we meet again. We do our best to improve our service. More dishes and more adapting your taste. Cheers, ARASH

Reviewed August 13, 2021

Although Pontocho may inspire thoughts of traditional Japanese cuisine, make sure you don't miss out on Arash's Kitchen! Immediately feel at home and taken care of every time I go.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Arash S, オーナー at Arash's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2021

Thanks a lot, thanks for review. I hope we meet again. We do our best to improve our service. More dishes and more adapting your taste. Cheers, ARASH

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Frequently Asked Questions about Arash's Kitchen

Yes, Arash's Kitchen offers takeout services.

Yes, Arash's Kitchen is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Arash's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5