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Location
Cuisine
Izakaya (Japanese Style Pub) / Bar
Chinese
Average cost
Lunch: ¥5,000 - ¥10,000
Dinner: ¥10,000 - ¥15,000
Don’t let its clandestine location put you off; the dim sum at this Kyoto restaurant has earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Restaurant Details

“If you saw it overseas, you wouldn’t walk down it,” laughs Chef Tanaka Shinpei, of the alley in front of his restaurant. “It kind of looks like you’d see people playing mahjong in the back.” Cramped and cluttered, the alley is a stark contrast to the warm, inviting interior of Yi Pan Cai Tanaka, a dim sum restaurant in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward. It was opened by Chef Tanaka in 2020, and it received its first Michelin Bib Gourmand just three years later. So Chef Tanaka isn’t worried that the location would turn people off — the restaurant draws plenty of customers as it is, and even Michelin inspectors. If anything, the obscurity of the location adds its own sort of charm, which is emblematic of Chef Tanaka’s laid-back personality. Equally emblematic of his personality is the eclecticism of the food. Having spent 20 years in the kitchen of a Cantonese restaurant, Chef Tanaka now applies his own playful touches to the dim sum he has mastered. His most famous dish is an alternative take on the popular Japanese-Chinese dish of ebi-mayo, fried shrimp in mayonnaise dressing; Chef Tanaka wraps a mixture of shrimp and hamo pike conger paste in vermicelli-like strands of kadaif noodle, then deep-fries it, resulting in a delightfully crunchy texture. Chef Tanaka also infuses his mayonnaise with plenty of lemon juice, cutting through the oil with a sharp citrus tang. It’s a popular lunch spot, but it really comes to life at night, when office workers and hungry partygoers alike crowd the counter and table seats. Michelin Guide: 2023 - Bib Gourmand

Yi Pan Cai Tanaka Access Info

Yi Pan Cai Tanaka is located a 2-minute walk south of Mototanaka Station on the Eizan Main Line.

Yi Pan Cai Tanaka Phone Number

050-1808-9495

Yi Pan Cai Tanaka Business Days

Sunday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
11:00 PM

Yi Pan Cai Tanaka Address

26 Tanaka Satonouchicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8212, Japan

Yi Pan Cai Tanaka Cancellation Policy

Cancel your reservation at least 2 days before the dining start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Yi Pan Cai Tanaka Remarks

Yi Pan Cai Tanaka accommodates only two groups at each of its services.
Its regular services are at 5 pm and 7pm.
On Thursdays only, it has an additional service at 12 pm.
Please specify your desired timing when making a reservation with the byFood concierge team.

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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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