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Review of Janbo

Janbo
Ranked #155 of 12,508 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 9
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Child-friendly
Neighbourhood: Western Kyoto
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff . The pancake was particularly good, inexpensive too, small pancake or yakisoba for one person each costs 550 yen with meat. I would go again !

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Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

Me and a group of 5 others visited This restaurant last night and we were more than satisfied. Service is fast, and you can tell that the chefs have it all down to a science. We kneeled in front of our grill tables (separated by 3's at 2 tables) and were immediately approached by one of the cooks. Who despite the language barrier, was patient and very helpful in explaining what our options were. Though he did seem thrown for a loop when we explained that one of us were vegetarian. He took a moment to figure out a solution to cater to my friends diet. Offering him his own okonomiyaki with finely chopped vegetables. He made sure that he was taken care of and from that point on, gave our table the options of small yakisoba with pork for the meat eaters or a jumbo vegetarian yakisoba for everyone to enjoy. Superb. Different chefs would tag in to continue grilling our meal while the other would grab glasses of water and welcome other patrons, the whole operation quick and efficient, moving like a well oiled machine.

The okonomiyaki was spectacular, it was like a giant omelet pancake filled with a bunch of tasty ingredients. Winning over my best friend who has never been a fan of eggs as a meal. That paired with our yakisoba upgraded our meal to a small feast. All of us stuffed and satisfied from the experience and kind crew. Even the local patrons seemed to enjoy our visit, visibly smiling and welcoming us to the restaurant as if they were host and hostesses.

After all was said and done, this huge dinner for the 3 of us came to 1750¥. Incredible.
If you've eaten enough ramen for the time being and are looking to try something new. I couldn't recommend this place enough.

5  Thank Shakir T
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

This is an amazing restaurant. I recommend it to anyone wanting to try Okonomiyaki. The staff is friendly and treats first-timers like regulars. The food is better than the best. Once you eat here you will not want Okonomiyaki from anywhere else. It is a small place with only about 10 tables. There is usually a wait, about 20 mins but it is well worth it. If it is not prime lunch or dinner time there is not as much of a wait and you meal is fully cooked at your table.

すごい ですよね。\(^o^)/

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4  Thank amalthea1181
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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