Oniku to Yasai Hachibe (御二九と八さい はちべー) is located on YanagiKouzi street (柳小路). The street is very close to Kawaramachi Station（河原町駅）. The little street makes you feel like you have time slipped to the old time, which is the nice thing about Kyoto. You see modern and traditional streets and buildings right next to each other.
I found this restaurant online and decided to try it out. It is open for both lunch and dinner.
For lunch, only the 8 counter seats are open and there are only three choices on the lunch menu. The three choices that were available when we visited were: Cow’s tongue’s hamburger, Cow’s neck’s stew, and Skirt steak don.
We ordered Skirt steak don. Donburi / Don（丼）is a type of Japanese dish which there is a big bowl of rice and there are different toppings covered over the rice. So Skirt steak don means there are skirt steak covered over the big bowl of rice.
Cow’s tongue’s hamburger
This dish would come with a small bowl of rice as well. Also, hamburger in Japan could either mean just the hamburger meat eaten with rice or the hamburger with buns. So what you ordered may be a bit different than what you have imagined.
This dish would also come with a small bowl of rice. Beef being cooked in the stew for a long time should be very soft and tasty.
The dishes usually come with a bowl of miso soup and a small dish. On that day we had three cuts of cow’s lung; it was my first time trying them but it didn’t have any weird smell or tastes and it had an interesting texture.
The lunch set also follows with a cup of fresh coffee and some desserts.
The price was reasonable and the food was delicious, including the side dishes, coffee, and desserts.
I would highly recommend stopping by here while you visit Kyoto city. It is located at a convenient area close to Gion（祇園）. However, since there are only 8 seats available during lunch, there might be some waiting time depending on how busy they are on that day.
- Address: 〒604-8042 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Nakagyō-ku, Shinkyōgokudōri, Shijo Agaru Nakanomachi 577-17
- Access: Hankyu Line, Kawaramachi Station（阪急線、河原町駅）, 5 minutes on foot
- Opening hours: Open every day, Lunch: 12:00 – 14:15 / Dinner: 17:00 – 21:30
- Budget: Lunch: ￥1,500～2,500 / Dinner: ￥8,000～10,000
- Payment: Cash, Credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB, AMEX, Diners)
- Website: Oniku to Yasai Hachibe (御二九と八さい はちべー) (Japanese Only)
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