Echizen Wakasaya Sanjoten
|越前 若狭屋 三条店(えちぜん わかさや さんじょうてん)|
|Category||Donburi / Seafood|
Echizen Wakasaya, a specialty restaurant for “Kaisendon”(seafood bowl), is located near the East tip of 'Sanjo Mitengai'(*1), in Sanjo-dori street. One can come in informally as in fast-food restaurant, and have an inexpensive “Kaisendon” from their varied menu… and by saying varied I mean enormously varied! You can fully customize the combination of ingredients choosing from tuna, salmon, sea urchin, salmon roe, prawns, squid and many others - hundreds of different types! It sounds interesting, right? Let’s go, then!
*1 Sanjo Meitengai - it's a shopping mall on Sanjo-dori street which has a dome style roof with a fine cupola on top and mosaic work in the pavement, located on the west side Kawaramachi, between Kawaramachi-dori street and Teramachi-dori street.
There are too many dishes on the menu (haha). It’s really difficult to make up your mind... so in the end I ordered a regular size of number 3 from the TOP3: salmon roe, Negitoro(leek and raw tuna mince), salmon bowl.
That was fast! I was served almost immediately after I made my order of this salmon roe, Negitoro, salmon bowl.
I was really surprised because of the amount of fish used for topping, much more than one would expect judging from the price. No complaints for the taste either. Since this is the regular size, it is not that big, but it is just enough for a light lunch. For those who find it too small, there is also DX size.
The interior is simple and with many counter seats, which make it easy to go in even if you are a woman by yourself.
Outside view of the restaurant. The top of the entrance is closely packed with pictures of the dishes in the menu - it is overwhelming.
14-12 Ishibashicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
|Open||11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.|
|Access||4 minute walk from Subway Kyoto city hall Station 5 minute walk from Keihan Sanjo Station|