Located just one block off the main drag and one block from the Kyoto Royal Hotel and Spa is this small but comfortable restaurant which has presents an Italian menu including pizza options. We enjoyed ourselves for a late night dinner which included several delicious pastas dishes but we were surprised to learn that by 8pm they were out of...
A memorable meal! We enjoyed the atmosphere and loved watching the young hip staff pull together a tasty meal in such a small space. The "sharp toothed eel salad" was absolutely delicious as were the other dishes. We were just sad we didn't discover TAC Kitchen until almost our last night in Kyoto.
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.