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456 Matsugaemachi, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8212 , Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-0669
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
overpriced and over-rated

Visited this place based on the recommendation from the 'insidekyoto' website. The building is old and atmospheric, although the lighting could be vastly improved (Strip fluorescent is so unflattering for everything!). The service was by a few older ladies who were fairly nonchalant, which was fine... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited this place based on the recommendation from the 'insidekyoto' website. The building is old and atmospheric, although the lighting could be vastly improved (Strip fluorescent is so unflattering for everything!). The service was by a few older ladies who were fairly nonchalant, which was fine since it's kind of part of the charm of the time bubble the place... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The restaurant front doesn't have "Kane-yo" clearly written on the outside, but pretty easy to spot from the photos attached to these reviews. Friendly and smiley staff. Had lunch special of unagi (grilled eel) on rice, set meal with miso & soft tofu. Delicious and very good value around 1000 yen. Compared well with other similar meals I had elsewhere,... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Osaka, Japan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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362 reviews 362 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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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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brooklyn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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  • Address: 456 Matsugaemachi, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8212 , Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-0669

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