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Set near Kyōto's Imperial Palace, Hafuu treats guests to top-notch beef in a modern atmosphere. Originally born as a butcher, the restaurant knows how to treat the succulent and tender Wagyū beef. The menu lists steaks, beef cutlet, or sandwiches, and – as with every proper Japanese meal – everything is accompanied by miso soup, salad, and steamed rice.


Japan's old capital's cuisine offers a glimpse into the old times when Kyoto was the seat of the imperial court. Today, the city blends Japanese fine cuisine (kaiseki) with international gastronomy, including Italian, Moroccan, Indian, and many more. Read on to find out the best places to dine in Kyoto.