Respond to Review of Hale
by Nancy Cadet
Review: Had our first lunch in Kyoto at Hale and two days later returned for dinner. The lunch set meal was, exquisitely prepared;and well worth the price, for a variety of dishes: soft tofu , picked veggies, steamed veggies, rice bowl, miso soup. The restaurant is tranquil, wood walls and floor, overlooking a small garden, tucked behind the market stalls in Nishiki arcade. Costs: as other reviewers have written ,at night there is a table charge and a required drink purchase, so it's pricier at dinner. Some of the very same dishes were included in the dinner set, and other items were deep fried--not my favorite preparation, so I recommend having lunch at Hale if you can afford it (cash only). Location: In Nishiki Market (well-known shopping arcade) To find Hale in the Nishiki Market, look for the red letters Hale on the half- open glass door next to the sweet shop stall, about 4 stalls before you reach Fuyacho -dori.