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Pound Kyoto Ekimae

185-1 Higashi Sakaicho, 7jo Dori Karasuma Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8217, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-708-8929
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kobe beef” (59 reviews)
“yakiniku” (11 reviews)
“kimchi” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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185-1 Higashi Sakaicho, 7jo Dori Karasuma Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8217, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here our last night in Kyoto. As others have noted, you get to try high quality Kobe at an affordable price. It really does melt in the mouth. We ordered the 5 Kobe beef sampler (you cook your own on...More

Thank Leichacha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cozy surroundings, great food with good service. Unique experience grilling your own kobe steak. Great value for money

Thank Mikkel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night in Kyoto we decided to try something local. Little did we know this would be one of the tastiest places to eat. The prices are decent and food abundant. The way the food is displayed looks just like the menu, showing the expertise...More

Thank Alephio S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a set - 5 different cuts with fresh vegetables leaf wraps. Super filling for 2 n I really love how the meat can be paired with salt/pepper/garlic slices/green chili/sauce..you name it. I am also very amAzed by the ventilation system. When we entered...More

1  Thank happyyytraveller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Huge place with nice ambience. Beef was super tender and fresh. Staff was very helpful with detailed explanation. Most of the patrons were japs which is a good sign. That said, that is also the downside as quite a few jap patrons were smoking. But...More

Thank Wee Lee C
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

I wanted to take the family to a place where we could cook our own food. I read the reviews and this place fit the bill. In the previous reviews they indicated that many staff spoke English, which we didn’t find to be the case....More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! The cooking at your own table is fun - the service is super - and the meat: extraordinary!!!!! We tried 4 different cuts of meat and were delighted. So tender - so wonderful taste with the sauce. We chose a...More

Thank Liv-Elin M
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Great atmosphere with tables nicely separated, fun grilling the meat and the presentation is fantastic. Food is not cheap but the meat is delicious and it is fairly reasonably priced, however the bill will add up if you eat a lot of meat as the...More

Thank josu90164
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The food is great and the servers are very kind. Our server Kido was very kind to all my familly and was very prestative. Will definitely return.

Thank guilhermedkt
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had a wonderful time at Pound. Atmosphere is fantastic with private booths. We took the Kobe beef set at 9800yen, pricey but worth the splurge to taste the famous Kobe beef in Japan. Well worth it!

Thank neauneauz
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
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11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
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17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185-1 Higashi Sakaicho, 7jo Dori Karasuma Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8217, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-708-8929
We'll give foreign tourists goods made of KIMONO! We offer deep flavored matured Japanese beef served by the pound. Complete a-la-carte menu also available. We also offer various types of wine which go well with Japanese beef. Meat allowed to mature for a certain period in drastic thermal and humidity conditions is known as dry-aged beef. The delicious flavors, strong and well fragranced, will capture you. In our restaurant, we offer matured Japanese beef as grilled meat for you to enjoy in various ways. We use black Japanese beef for the matured meat and use cows raised through original breeding methods, to add more marbled sections. We offer everything from standard cuts to rare cuts. Special private rooms for receptions and spacious rooms for banquets are available.
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