During our week-long trip to Kyoto, we choose Senmonten because the previous night we spent an hour walking to find a place we could all agree upon. Learn from us. It took us a good 20-30 minutes to find Senmonten.
As others have said, DO NOT USE THE TRIPADVISOR MAP (as of 6/16/14). Either google it on google maps or find it directly across the street from the 'Man in The Moon' Irish Bar. See my uploaded image that shows an arrow pointing to the correct location on the TA map showing the wrong location.
Once we found Senmonten, we were lucky to find a table. The menu is pretty straightforward and simple. Beer, soft drinks and Gyoza. What a fantastic combo! You also make your own sauce from the ingredients on the table. It won't be your most expensive and maybe not your best meal in Kyoto, but it is a solid, reliably enjoyable meal - once you find it.
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