長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Real taste that Kyoto people proudly recommend

Long-established sushi restaurant, Izuu, founded in 1781, was originally a caterer's shop for ochaya (restaurant where diners can enjoy meals and be entertained by maiko and geiko). It is famed for being the first shop that started selling ‘Saba-zushi (rod-shaped sushi topped with mackerel)’ in Kyoto, and even today it is said to be “The best saba-zushi is Izuu”. It is a luxury food and is made by traditional methods using carefully selected ingredients including fatty mackerel from the ocean near Japan, Omi Rice grown in Shiga prefecture and natural Japanese kelp from Hokkaido. The flavor of mackerel and vinegar rice matches perfectly. ‘Hako-zushi (pressed sushi)’, ‘Suzume-zushi (small sea bream sushi)’, ‘Kyoto-style Chirashi-zushi (various toppings on the sushi rice)’ are also on the menu, and various takeout items are available as well.


Name Izuu
Address Shijo Kiritoshi Hitosujihan-agaru Higashi-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075‐561‐0751
Hours 11:00-23:00 (Sun.: until 22:00)
Closed Tues. (open when it is national holidays)Mackerel sushi take out available until 15:00.
Recommended Hamo (conger) sushi (14,490 yen/1 roll), 7,245 yen/person; 3,150 yen for Kyoto Chirashi sushi; 18 table seats.
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