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El Fogon

380 Kameyacho Miyukicho Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5517
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good55%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (6 reviews)
“paella” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
380 Kameyacho Miyukicho Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just had tapas there and I was in heaven. Yum!! We had olives, bread, iberico ham, salami, and prosciutto. Topped it off with sangria and we had a great time there... Little spendy, but when on vacation these things are worth...More

Thank Karyn1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Kyoto-like but good Spanish atmosphere. Had Carpaccio of Yellowtail, olives, croquettes seafood, with couple of glasses of Sherry. Paella arros negre was great. There are several good Spanish restaurants in the neighborhood but this is okay, recommendable.

Thank Fujisk
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a set of tapas and shared an amazingly tasty pork chop. We were staying nearby and a cold rain was falling so we entered the 1st warm door we came across. No regrets as the meal was delicious, the service was friendly and...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We give this place a go as it was two blocks from our ryokan. This 'Spanish' restaurant did a decent job of tapas and variations on the theme, with a few Agu dishes, one of which we had a go at. Being used to tapas...More

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was a great restaurant serving Paella and charcoaled grilled lamb, which we had as our main course. For a starter we had squid and spanish omelett, both delicious. For dessert we had cheese cake and vanilla ice cream with cacao sherry. We were honestly...More

1  Thank Jan Gunnar B
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Make a reservation! We didn't but they fit us in at the end of the bar. The service is amazing! I had Agu Pork and my girlfriend had Tripe. Both were cooked to perfection. Everything we had was absolutely delicious and 100% worth the money....More

1  Thank Roman M
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We had several different types of Paella. A party of 4 ; all whom enjoyed their meal. I would eat here again. Nice wine ; felt a little like being in Barcelona again

1  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 15 June 2015

two blocks away from our hotel (Okura). We arrived by mistake, due to a wrong recommendation from hotel staff (a restaurant one block away, was closed that weekday). Nothing is spanish here, nor a food preparation, nor a spanish speaking or looking person, nor a...More

2  Thank Genesis4ever
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

A nice treat in the center of Kyoto. Great if you're looking for a little variety from the local cuisine. Lovely little upstairs dining room. Waitstaff that were incredibly friendly and attentive even by Japanese standards. Great sangria, nice Spanish cheeses and tapas, tender pork....More

1  Thank Doc_Jefe_95
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Good spanish restaurant with small tapas. The jam quality is awesome and mahou beer tastes as in Spain. Great ambience!

1  Thank Israel M
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$37 - US$55
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Kameyacho Miyukicho Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5517
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"Spanish char-grilled cuisine" El Fogon meaning "the stove" in Spanish features chargrilled cuisine. Spanish style grilling is kept simple to allow for the natural flavours to come through. Simply grilled with salt, you can enjoy all the blessings of nature. The chargrilled ingredients are crisp on the outside and juicy in the middle, sealing in the natural flavour. Please enjoy a chargrilled meal, which is not so easily prepared at home. "Spanish cuisine using Japanese ingredients" Spanish Iberian pigs are famous for their rich black color and flavorful meat. We serve "Agu pork" from Okinawa, which is comparable to Iberian pigs in color and taste.
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