Noodles and rice dishes are, of course, regular staples in the old Japanese capital, while vegetarian (shojin ryori) set meals will please veggies. Home-based cooking can be had in standard Kyoto restaurants, which is wholesome and relatively cheap everyday food. Seafood is not the best in Kyoto due to the distance from the ocean, while green tea (macha) is a local favourite beverage.
There is good eating all over the city, with Central Kyoto having the best choice. You will also find good, cheap eating at the main subway stations, such as at Kyoto Station, while many of the major temples and shrines are ringed by markets with good, cheap food.
This is the main area for shopping and dining in Kyoto, and in particular Kawaramachi and Shijo Dori and their associated side streets. If you're here in the summer, be sure to check out the west bank of the Kamo River for open-air dining.
There are dozens of inexpensive places to eat at Kyoto Station. They can be found at the main exits, in underground arcades, and on the 11th floor of the Isetan department store. In addition, Hotel Granvia here also has some good eating.
Kiyomizu Temple is one of the star attractions in the city and also has a surprising amount of inexpensive places to eat nearby. In addition, you can also have a bowl of noodles within the temple grounds at one of the open-air tatami pavilions, where beer is also available.