Touring temples had made us hungry and we started to search for an restaurant near the Ninna-ji temple which was our last one to visit that day. Most of the restaurants in that area are closed between lunch and dinner, re-opening again for dinner around 5pm as Sakon. So, we had to wait a bit but fortunately they opened in time.
I found the restaurant quite stylish. It is a japanese restaurant and it is decorated really beautifully. The hostess speaks good english. On the list there are several tasting menus from 7 to 12 dishes if I remember correctly. We had not prepared for a long dinner because we still wanted to go downtown to see the pre-festivities of Gion Matsuri. There was still an option to have lunch special which we happily took.
It was a set menu with delicious miso, tuna, omelette, shrimp and eel in a salad type of dish (see photo). Everything was very good. We even got some dessert, coffee jelly and tea!
The service was polite and attentative, it was a true pleasure to dine here.
It might be better to plan to visit here during the lunch time if you are visit ing the temple. Because the temple closes 4:30 so have to hang around for 30mins before Sakon is open for dinner.
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