KICHI KICHI Omu Rice 洋食屋 キチキチ: The Best Omurice in Kyoto! (Kichi2 Kyoto)

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Location: Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture; 京都府 京都市中京区材木町185-4
Nearest Station: Sanjo Station
Opening Hours: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Telephone Number: +81-075-211-1484
Official Website:
Facebook: Kichi Kichi Omurice
Omurice Booking Reservations: Official Website
Kichi Kichi Omurice Menu: 2500 yen + tax

Explore southern Kyoto and explore Kyoto’s top 3 attractions including the Kiyomizu-dera Shrine (Which is close to Kichi Kichi Omu Rice) for just a little over 2500yen! I found this Unlimited JR Pass that you can book and it will give you 7 day, 14 day or 21 day unlimited access pass to Kyoto and the rest of Japan!

Navigation and Map: How to get to Kichi Kichi Omurice in Kyoto

KICHI KICHI Omu Rice 洋食屋 キチキチ: The Best Omurice in Kyoto!

Meet Motokichi Yukimura. Since a Japanese foodie published on YouTube his wildly entertaining and sickeningly good spontaneous cooking show of possibly the best omurice you can find in Kyoto last 2010, Chef Motokichi Yukimura’s humble Kichi Kichi Restaurant tucked in an alley in Kyoto has been fully booked.

Kichi Kichi Omurice Booking

Kichi Kichi Omu Rice is the most popular omurice you can find in Kyoto. Reservations are a must at this restaurant.

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The Kichi Kichi Omurice Recipe – What exactly is in this magic?!

Fluffy Omelette on Fried Rice – 2500 yen + tax

I myself was astounded watching Master Motokichi cook my fluffy omelette. At first it seemed extremely simple, your teppanyaki Chef cooking his wonderful fried rice and cutting several ingredients including chicken, pork and veggies. But he definitely got my attention after tossing his pan and fried rice on it in the air several times.

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There’s some showmanship to the wonders he does to his cooking that draws a crowd to Kichi Kichi, and adds a bit of spice to your usual Kyoto itinerary. Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, Fushimi Inari Taisha? Your trip suddenly becomes full of life and meaning. That’s what food does (and why I love eating) ~ it brings life and joy!

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He then turns to the highlight of the main dish – cooking the omelette. Not many can cook a nice, smooth omelette with a smooth exterior and runny interior. The result is a very, very fluffy omurice.

This climax of the cooking show defines the best of Chef Motokichi’s abilities ~ commentary and all. This is omurice cut open, or in other words, Omurice split style recipe – as the internet is going wild and calling it that way.

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Kichi Kichi Best Omurice Kyoto 1

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He then drizzles it with a special brown sauce that puzzles me on how such sauce can be bitter, salty and indescribable at the same time. It doesn’t taste like gravy, and you have to try it for yourself to appreciate its taste. I think the brown sauce is the best part of the dish.

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Each bite is fulfilling to one’s stomach. I love scooping rice and egg and the brown sauce, knowing what it took the Chef to cook it.

I wasn’t fond of omurice before Kichi2 Kyoto. Today, I am a huge fan of it. I love their Shochu cocktail on lemon too – Refreshing after a long day of traveling in Kyoto.

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Each person is required to order at least one dish at Kichi Kichi Omurice restaurant. If you’re traveling with your kids, there’s always the small order of Fluffy Omurice priced at 1350 yen. Or if you can’t finish one whole serving, you can order the large one and small one and share.

Need help in finding this restaurant? Arm yourself with a pocket Wi-Fi and Google Maps, and you’ll be fine! Know more how to rent a pocket Wi-Fi in Japan in this article.

Traveling from Tokyo?

If you’re traveling to Kyoto from Tokyo just to taste this delectable Omurice, here’s a secret and most simple way to get out of Tokyo! Rakuten Travel offers the easiest way to book Shinkansen tickets to and from Kyoto through their site. You can choose between 7 day, 14 days or 21 days unlimited JR pass access. You can also schedule your trip, and book reserved seats, green car seats, or just choose non-designated seats for your trip. You’ll be in Kyoto in just two and a half hours.

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Kichi Kichi Omurice Kyoto Restaurant Rating:

Taste and Originality:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Customer Experience:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Value for Money:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Brick and Mortar:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

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