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#1,000 of 11,599 Restaurants in Kyoto
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City Center
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Yoshidahonmachi Sakyo-ku | Kyoto University Seimonmae, Kyoto 606-8317, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-753-7628
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant located in near the central gate of Kyoto university. They have lunch menu and other dishes. I remembered mostly pasta in there. But taste is good and price is not so expensive.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

It's a little casual restaurant within Kyoto University's campus in Yoshida. I don't mind going to campus canteens for cheap but healthy food, but Camphora offers a little bit fancier dishes, and alcohol is also served. Staff are friendly and helpful. Not expensive, but not cheap for students who are used to eating in campus canteens. Very handy location to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This place is inside the campus of Kyoto University. So you would think they'd be friendly towards a visiting professor at KU. Not really. While they were formal and polite (as everywhere in Japan), I got a strange feeling of being unwelcome - and I went there twice, because its very close to where I'm staying. They serve

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

A great place for lunch on campus with a variety of foods, good service and a bar if you want. It's a bit noisy for conversations, though, and a bit pricy for most students. I recommend the sirloin steak curry, made with real sirloin steak and the university's own presidential curry.

Thank Danjuma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yoshidahonmachi Sakyo-ku | Kyoto University Seimonmae, Kyoto 606-8317, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-753-7628

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

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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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