Japanese food made
with the appreciation of
nature's blessings.

In Pontocho, Sofudo Ushi no Hone procures fresh produce from contracted farmers in Kyoto and all over Japan.
Japan's one major characteristic are the four seasons.
Food that can be enjoyed in spring, summer,
autumn, and winter are all quite different.
To take advantage of these ever-changing seasonal
foods, we strive to keep the cooking simple.
Since we use organic vegetables in season,
they are most delicious and
will make your trip very memorable.


In summer,dine
on the open-air riverside terrace.
To really enjoy Kyoto culture in summer, you should experience dining on the open-air riverside terrace (outdoor dining with a view of Kamogawa River).
You can do this only in summer (May-September).
With the sound of Kamogawa River in the background, you can have a leisurely meal and experience Kyoto's traditional atmosphere.

About the
open-air riverside terrace

Two dining seatings are available: 5:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
(On the day before a weekend or national holiday,
the first seating period must start by 5:30 p.m.)
・In case of rain, you can also dine indoors.
・It may be possible to change your reservations for the number in your party
even on the day of your reservations. Please call us to make any changes.

Cancellation Policy

If you are more than 30 minutes late to arrive,
your reservations will be canceled unless you inform us in advance.
For no shows, you will be required to pay by bank transfer as follows:
・Total amount of reserved meal course × Number of
people in the reservations
The above shall also apply for any cancellation
on the day of the reservations.

*All prices include taxes.



This meal course features Japanese cuisine with plenty of seasonal vegetables and fresh fish.
We particularly recommend the tempura which is especially light and crispy,
retaining much savory taste of the ingredients.

Course Details

・Roast duck
・Today's recommended four varieties of sashimi.
・Tempura made with tiger prawn and seasonal vegetables.
・Three pieces of itamae sushi, wagyu beef sirloin steak, and grilled vegetables included.
・Chicken ramen noodles in homemade chicken broth.
・Kyoto matcha ice cream

A part of Japan's traditional food culture,
Bento Boxes are featured as the main part of our course.
The presentation of the bento boxes are beautiful and a feast for the eyesand are particularly popular among our overseas guests.


Course Details

・Roast duck
・Today's recommended four varieties of sashimi.
・Seasonal soup
・Tempura made with tiger prawn and seasonal vegetables.
・Our famous Japanese-style bento box lunch.
・Wagyu beef sirloin steak and grilled vegetables included.
・Mixed kakiage tempura with udon noodles
・Kyoto matcha ice cream and warabi mochi

12,000yenMeal Course

*This meal course requires reservations.

This exceptionally high-quality meal course has a main dish of shabu-shabu hotpot with Japanese black wagyu beef.
Shabu-shabu is a representative Japanese hotpot dish with lightly flavored food that accentuates the savory taste of the ingredients.

Course Details

  • ・Japanese black wagyu beef tataki topped with grilled sea urchin.
    ・Today's recommended four varieties of sashimi.
    ・Seasonal Soup
    ・Three kinds of special seafood and wagyu beef fillet tempura.
    ・Wagyu beef shabu-shabu hotpot.
    ・Four pieces of special itamae sushi.
    ・Kyoto matcha ice cream and warabi mochi.


Vegetarian Course
*This meal course requires reservations.

For vegetarians, we have a meal course that excludes any animal products.Our homemade tofu and Kyoto yuba are famous.
We also have cuisine consisting mainly of fresh vegetables grown in Japan.
Children's Menu
Here is the menu for children.
Without changing the high-quality food items, a single plate serves a variety of food children can enjoy.
Udon noodles are also served at the end.


Restaurant Information

Sofudo Ushi no Hone
136 Hashishita-cho, Nakagyo-ku,
Kyoto 604-8003
Getting There:
5-minutes walk from Sanjo Station
(Exit 6) on the Keihan Main Line.
5-minutes walk from Kawaramachi
Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.
Operating Hours:
Days Closed:
Open every day.
Private rooms:
4 rooms (Seating 4, 8, 10, or 18.)
Maximum room capacity:
4 to 20 adults
Reserve entire restaurant for max:
30 people.