April 16, 2005
by Kie Yokochi; Kumiko Watanabe; Naomi Watanabe
Food and Drink
Tadg’s Irish pub has imported Irish Guinness stout and Kilkenny beer with a creamy head on top. The Irish/European style Fish and Chips come highly recommended by the owner at any time of the year, and Irish lamb stew and beef and Guinness stew are served as specialties during the winter season.
There are some unique events that are held in Tadg’s Irish pub, and one of them is “Open Mike” night every first Wednesday of each month. Anyone can perform on this night,like playing the guitar, story-telling or reading poems or haiku.What’s more, a darts league plays games here every Monday. Usually on the weekends, there are live performances of Irish music featuring both foreign and Japanese musicians.
“For visitors who come here, we can offer a warm welcome in a western style pub atmosphere. Often people can feel overwhelmed by the difference in food and language when visiting Kyoto, so we try to accommodate them with a familiar taste of home.”
Address: Ootobiru 2F 236, Nijuichiken－cho, Yamatooji, Kawabata Shijyo-agaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0077
Tel/Fax: (within Japan) 075-525-0680, (outside Japan) +81-75-525-0680
Access: Come out of Keihan Shijo Station exit 8 and turn right twice
Open: Sunday to Tuesday – until 0:00am
Wednesday to Saturday – until late
However, most of them don’t have roofs, so they are usually closed on rainy days. Therefore, before you go it is better to call ahead and confirm.
Hotel new Hankyu Kyoto
Sometimes, on Fridays and Saturdays, the placed is packed, so it is better to make reservations in advance. On the basement level, there is also a very nice bar, which I recommend you visit.
This beer garden serves two kinds of Japanese beer, twenty kinds of other drinks, and a menu of thirty dishes which are made up of Chinese, Japanese, and Western food. You can eat the kind of popular food Japanese normally eat, and this hotel especially recommends food barbecued on the iron grill, like yakitori and yakisoba.
Time & Season:
This beer garden opens annually for the summer months, from around the beginning of May to the second week in September. However, opening and closing dates may vary a little from year to year.
There are a variety of courses available ranging from 2,000 yen to 3,900 yen depending on the time and day you wish to visit. It would be best to check by calling the hotel front desk for current information. However, the price for children from 3-12 years old is always 1,500 yen.
Access: just a few minutes walk from JR Kyoto station
Address: In front of Kyoto Station Shiokoji-dori Shimogyou-ku.
For Lunch time in the Reed (not beer garden).
1260 yen → 1050 yen
Print out this page and bring it to the “Reed”.
Holiday Inn Kyoto Beer Garden
The Holiday Inn Kyoto Beer Garden is perfect for those people who want to see a night view of the whole of Kyoto city. This beer garden is located 31 meters above the ground, so you can see most of Kyoto city easily. 10% of the guests here are foreign visitors, but sometimes so many foreign people come here that the waiters think they are in another country.
Food ＆ drink
Holiday Inn Kyoto serves about twenty kinds of drinks, beer, Japanese sake, shochu, soft drinks, etc. All tables have a built-in barbecue style grill, so you can barbecue the food you select from the buffet, yourself. The hotel especially recommends you try the Chinese steamed meat dumpling dishes.
Two hours – 3,000 yen
(Under 12 years old 1,000 yen)
Time & Season
17:00-21:30 (last order:21:00)
From around the third week in June, to the first week in September.
Access: City Bus 206 from Kyoto station, Kyoto Bus 16, 17, 21, 23, 41･43 from Shijo Kawaramachi,
Address: 36 Nishihiraki-cho Takano, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606, Japan
An izakaya is a common kind of Japanese bar, also found in cosmopolitan cities throughout the world. Popular in Japan for after-work drinking, izakaya are different from general restaurants in that there is mainly a range of alcoholic beverages on offer.
Tori-dori is proud of a particular kind of tofu, which is made in Kyoto, delicious chicken dishes and healthy combination food plates. In this restaurant, there are some different kinds of seating arangment, like Japanese-style rooms, and a bar counter.
Friday, Saturday: 17:00pm-03:00am
Number of seats: 80seats
Regular holiday: none
Average meal cost: ￥3000
- Suntory Malts beer \￥530
- Tori-dori original cocktail \￥650
- shochu \￥480～
- chicken dishes \￥500～
- special tofu \￥580
We use only the best selected ingredients to offer a healthy and delicious selection of food. The lighting in this restaurant is a little on the dark side, and classical music is played. In such a mellow, quiet atmosphere, you can enjoy a calm dining experience.
Message from the owner
Our restaurant is located near the station, so it is very convenient and easy to find. We have a menu that lists seasonal foods and it changes every month. In this restaurant, we have hung some fashionable pictures, and you may enjoy looking at them. We prepare 3 kinds of banquet course, so please ask us for details without reservation. Please come and enjoy our restaurant.
Address: 674 Kamiyatyou, Takasegawasuzi shijyo agaru, Nakagyouku, Kyoto, Japan
Access: 5minutes walk from Hankyu Kyoto line Kawaramachi Station