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456 Matsugaemachi, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8212 , Japan
+81 75-221-0669
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Ranked #449 of 3,063 restaurants in Kyoto
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English first
Miri, Malaysia
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went to eat at this place based on several travel reviews. Both the unagi with rice, or the unagi with egg and rice were priced at between 2400-3000 yen each (depending on size). We opted for medium size at 2800 yen each. Not sure if the price matches the taste. You can get a good unagi rice meal from Yoshinoya... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I visited this restaurant long ago, its atmosphere is no change, old but friendly, casual and comfortable. It's representative dish is called Kinshi-Don, big square baked egg on eel.You will see the eel is kept in fresh overflowing water for days to take away of its smell. However, maybe due to hike of the price of eel recently, the eel... More

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The Villages, Florida
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250 reviews 250 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Given that it is difficult to get good eel these days, Kaneyo is doing its best. To maintain over 100 years of history is not easy. I've certainly had better eels in my early years, any eel these days is not the ones I have been used to. Especially the wild eels are practically impossible to get these days. I... More

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Boulder, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Gadzooks. Perhaps this place saw better days before the tsunami. Lonely planet recommended it, but for us it was terribly dissappointing. For the same price, we had a lovely meal next door at Wontana.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Great place specializing in grilled eel over rice with good beer options. Full of japanese people so I take it was authentic. The guy next to us was wearing a traditional japanese robe. Very enjoyable and delicious food outing.

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