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“Very tasty good value steak house”
Review of Pound Kyoto Ekimae

Pound Kyoto Ekimae
Ranked #47 of 15,357 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 36 - USD 53
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Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
Description: 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.
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The 4 of us turned up just before 7:00 on a Sunday. We were asked to wait 10 minutes, which we did, then were taken upstairs. It was fairly quiet (we were the only people there when we left about 8:30).

We had different steaks, and ribs which were on a half price offer, as well as Salad and garlic - you cook the food on the grill in front of you on the table as appears typical in this type of restaurant in Japan. All the food was really tasty, we didn’t go for the Kobi steak as it was very expensive, but the premium Sirloin for example was excellent.

We had plenty of food, and a bottle of wine, all for about £100 for the 4, which is good value in Tokyo. If you want steak I would highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank Iain J
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

KOBE beef for 22 a set! And 16 for add on! This is a reasonable price for everything! Drinks for reasonable price too! Love the vibe and love the customer service!

Thank Benson G
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We got here at 9:00 pm without a reservation. Actually, the reason we didn't reserve was that we didn't speak Japanese, but when we got here the people who attended to us did speak English. They told us to wait 10 minutes for a table which turned out to be only 5. Since we didn't have a reservation they gave us a table upstairs in the common room - otherwise we would get one in a private room. But we liked our table. In fact it was more traditional.
We ordered the recommended 5 type Kobe beef for two people. I also ordered a bowl of plain rice.
Wet loved every piece of meat and the service was excellent.
It's a definitely recommendable restaurant.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We've been here at lunch time. The steak was delicious and the prices reasonable. Each table has it's separate section and you grill your steak yourself. We had a great time!

2  Thank schneid99
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 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 the table),vegetable (lettuce ) wraps, and Korean intestine stew (my Chinese husband loved it), 2 sake and 2 green tea ice creams. Total bill was less than $140 USD. As others have also noted, we heard only Japanese being spoken. Smoking was allowed but except for a moment when we first sat down, I never noticed the smell again. Ventilation system was excellent. An intimate local setting in a very convenient location — GREAT value for Kobe and highly recommended!!

1  Thank Leichacha
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