Hidetako Gion Main Shop

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    Hidetako Gion Main Shop

    Maiko’s favorite tako-yaki born in Gion

    Hidetako satisfies peoples’ empty stomachs in Gion with their succulent tako-yaki.  People working in Gion purchase a selection of their tako-yaki before going work while others take them home as a small souvenir after enjoying drinking in the area.  “Tako-yaki” (8 pieces, 600 yen) is the most popular.  A crispy ball-shaped dumpling contains a large piece of octopus inside.  The secret of the crispy texture is that they grill the pieces of cooked tako-yaki once more just before serving them to the customer.  Typical tako-yaki is enjoyed with a thick sauce but Hidetako presents other unique flavors like soy sauce, curry, Kyoto-style dengaku miso (bean paste), pizza sauce, salt, etc.  If you would like to try the simplest taste amongst their selection, try “Su-yaki” that is served ‘as it is’ without any sauce.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2012


    Name Hidetako Gion Main Shop
    Address 1F Hanamikoji Bdlg. 353-1 Kiyomoto-cho, Hanamikoji Shijo-agaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-541-5000
    Hours 20:30-4:00 (Fri., Sat.,: until 5:00; Sun.,: until 3:00)
    Closed Irregularly
    Recommended Just cooked Tako-yaki is also available at the counter seat. Japanese sake, shochu are also available.