Kichi Kichi is one of the most famous omurice restaurants in Japan, so you may have watched a video of the chef making the incredible omelet before. The finished dish looks and tastes delicious with fluffy egg and perfect demi-glace sauce! The regular-sized omelet is available at ¥2,700, and the small is offered for ¥1,450.
Because of the shop's fame, it is required to make a reservation through their website, so check the link below and book as soon as you can! Kichi Kichi is just a 3-minute walk from Sanjo station.
Omurahouse （おむらはうす 金閣寺店）
If you are around Kinkakuji area, this is the place to go for great omurice! The omurice here is quite Kyoto-esque! One of the items that stands out is there omurice with Yuba! Yuba is a delicious tofu by-product that is one of Kyoto's specialty cuisines, and Yuba omurice is definitely something you can only enjoy here in Kyoto!
The menu isn't limited to yuba, though, and the restaurant also serves other interesting omurice flavors at a reasonable price. Most omurice dishes are around ¥730~1200.
Omurahouse is a 5 minute walk from Kinkakuji-mae bus stop, so could be a great lunch stop before or after visiting the famous Kinkakuji Temple.
Grill Kodakara (グリル 小宝)
Grill Kodakara has been open since 1961, and the omurice that they serve is classic. There's nothing fancy going on, just delicious omurice topped with a perfect brown demiglace sauce. The restaurant also serves wonderful, classic versions of other popular "western" dishes such as hamburg steak, hayashi rice, and pasta. For a retro showa-era dining experience, check out Kodakara!
Grill Fukuya （グリル 富久屋）
Established more than 100 years ago, this place is beloved by everyone from locals to Maiko (apprentice geisha) and kabuki actors! Try their 'Fukuya Omurice,' which is simply fabulous. Unlike standard omurice Fukuya doesn't use ketchup to add flavor to the rice, and the taste of the ingredients is left undisturbed. Their other non-omurice dishes are also really good, so try those too when you're there! The restaurant is a 10-minute walk from Gion Shijo station. People generally spend ¥1,000~1,999 for lunch and ¥2,000~2,999 for dinner.
This hidden cafe is very famous for its omurice, which is only available on Tuesday and Wednesdays at lunchtime! On those days, Cham offers 5 different types of omurice, including a daily special. In the past, they've offered Chinese, nabe (hot pot dish), and dried curry style omurice, so you never know what might be served on the day that you go! Their website says that they can't speak English, but that they have an English menu ready!
Cham can be found 5-minutes away from Kawaramachi station. Their omurice is around ¥950~1,200.
Kurumi is a small restaurant located close to Kawaramachi Station. For some reason, the signature dish here is called 'Indian Omurice,' which is made with dry curry in the rice pilaf. The omurice is topped with demiglace and tarter sauce, of all things! It's definitely a break from omurice tradition, and not a flavor pairing you might normally think of, but is very delicious and worth trying!
As you can see, there are quite a few awesome spots in Kyoto that offer unique and delicious omurice! Next time you're having an omurice craving, check one of these places out!