11. Yak and Yeti: Always bet on Yeti (Downtown Kyoto)--KenOn one of our first days in downtown Kyoto, we had lunch at Yak and Yeti, relying on the well known equation:
Nepalese = vegetarian options.
The Lonely Planet Kyoto guided us sure enough to the right location, where we found this quizzical but unambiguous sign.
It's one block West of the Teramachi covered arcade, on a parallel street not far from Shijo-dori.
The place was crowded, the staff were nice, the naan was buttery, the food was tasty, but the portions were—how can I say this gently—tiny. We ordered the daal to share because we were hungry and we needed a good meal.
Next door there's a dedicated doll store featuring vintage barbie and ken dolls with comically archaic speech balloons cartooned on the boxes, alongside kimono-wearing barbies and other dolls.
Gokomachi north of Shijo. [just south of Nishiki Market] Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10pm. Closed Mondays. Tel: 075-213-7919