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Shava Liva

#5,545 of 11,595 Restaurants in Kyoto
$$ - $$$
City Center
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403 Shimomaruyacho, Nakagyo-ku | (Kawaramachi Oike)1F Fis Building, Kyoto 604-8006, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-778-5001
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Freshwater, Australia
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558 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Found this centrally located restaurant in Kyoto while searching for something familiar, and after finding our hotel (which had several restaurants) couldn't satisfy us. We were a little concerned at first by the fact that we were among few diners, but that was quickly overcome. Service was friendly with plenty of quite reasonable English (certainly much better than our Japanese)... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Well it was a Monday evening. Yes it was quiet, so a little worrying but the food was very good. Garlic bread was a far too small but copious amounts of fried potatoes (UK chips). Steak dishes were superb, best to reserve a few chips to soak up the marvelous juices. Clean plates all round! One very little negative relates... More 

Thank Paul B
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It was very quiet when we arrived at 22:00 on a Sunday, and we ended up being the only ones there. The service was friendly and prompt, which would be expected on a slow Sunday night. The food quality was good, and we enjoyed caprese salad, prosciutto, mussels, and pasta, with a glass of wine. We found the prices to... More 

Thank Catrina G
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Bad service not even able to bring beer. After 45 minutes a miserable grilled beef came on the table. Beef quality even worst than a supermarket. If you want to enjoy Kyoto skeep this place.

Thank Massimo Z
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

As a group of 4 well, travelled and enjoy good food we were dissappointed. We were just walking the streets looking for some good food and came across this restaurant. There was only 2 others in the restaurant and it was 9-30pm so not busy. The margarita pizza was good but small so we ordered another but the had run... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Italian, French, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Shimomaruyacho, Nakagyo-ku | (Kawaramachi Oike)1F Fis Building, Kyoto 604-8006, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-778-5001
Here at FIS building 1st Floor, Café & Restaurant – SHAVA LIVA, we serve comfortable atmosphere with Italian cuisine. The overall décor is filled with relaxing sofas and good music. Depending on the time frame we can offer several different uses for our space. You can come and enjoy according to your purposes; use for morning, lunch, café, dinner and bar.First, stop by SHAVA LIVA when you spare a time. Then you will find next situation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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