Kokoraya - Japanese Homemade Dishes In An Izakaya 2015/02/11

Izakaya in a traditional townhouse 

Located in Gokomachi Sanjo-sagaru, near Grand Page’s travel agency, Kokoraya is a well-known izakaya (drinking establishment) in the area. Customers flock there for their simple, delicious homemade dishes, known as ‘obanzai’ or ‘o-uchi gohan’, which both literally mean ‘home-cooked meal’. Despite the simplicity in its concept, Kokoraya prides itself for its delectable menu, made from only the finest ingredients from all around the world. What better place to try Japanese homemade dishes than Kokoraya?

「ここら屋」京都御幸町三条下ル 、町屋居酒屋

Nostalgic Showa Atmosphere

On Japanese calendar, Showa period spanned from 1926 to 1989. The Japanese usually refer nostalgically to the period before the 80s as Showa, just like how English-speakers refer to that decade as the roaring 80s. In Kokoraya, it’s like as if time had frozen in Showa. The home-cooked meals, background music and atmosphere take you back to the bubble economy era. If you’ve always wanted to know how Showa Japan looks like, this is the place to be. 

「ここら屋」京都御幸町三条下ル 、町屋居酒屋

Drop By For Lunch Too!

Priced in the affordable range of 1000yen to 1500yen, you can enjoy obanzai in the day as well. Even with its simple lunch menu, you can still fell like a local in the Showa period! 


Kokoraya’s Business Hours

Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Evening: 6pm to 9pm
Closed on every Tuesday

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