The River Oriental Restaurant, Kyoto is a perfect place for a romantic evening, or a late night drink. It is also apt for hosting parties and other celebrations at the party room with a Showa ambience. The terrace offers spectacular and scenic views of river Kamo.
Located on the right side of the Kamo River and on the southern side of Shijo, this restaurant features a magnificent and astounding three-storey building. The art and architecture, interior design and décor, style and splendor, all reflect a blend of tradionality and modernity as are observed in its Japanese ryokan or inn and in its European extension respectively. The meal course mainly consists of south-east Asian cuisine with Japanese flavors. Some of the most delectable items presented here are Korean Barbecued Lamb and Indonesian Fried Rice. The price of the dishes ranges from ¥ 1000 to ¥ 1700. The restaurant also specializes in Japanese, fusion food including Kyoto vegetables, and other contemporary dishes, which will certainly satisfy your palate. Some of the popular items are sushi rolls with crab and avocadoes, Caesar smoked chicken pizza with dried tomatoes, basil and Parmesan, roast lamb on mashed potatoes with coconut sauce, and tuna spring rolls. The restaurant also offers a special a la carte menu. The well-stocked bar is open till 2 am. Drinks like Draught Heineken and cocktails are served extensively. There is an elegant lounge bar and a sophisticated hexagon bar too. The restaurant also features a wine cellar and a confectionary.
The interior is decked up with alfresco paintings. No prior reservation is required. Admission charge is also not needed. Home delivery or takeaway services are not available here. The English speaking staff and English menu help the foreign visitors to understand and communicate better. The restaurant is open from 5:30 pm to 11 pm everyday.
The nearest station is Kawaramachi or Hankyu Line. The restaurant accepts credit cards like master, visa, diners and amex. Smoking-free area, games and kids’ chairs are available too.