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Karyo

Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
+81 75-532-0025
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Ranked #120 of 2,986 restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $49 - $98
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance
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Good for: Romance
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

This is my third trip to Japan in 2014, and I have been to Japan many, many times. This is my first negative review of any restaurant in Japan. This restaurant charges exorbitant prices for very mediocre food. For the price, it does not deliver. Save your pennies and go to Giro Giro Hitoshina instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

To add to my friend's post about this being an unexpected treat and by far one of the best meals we had in Japan (and we went there to eat!) in terms of taste and artistry, I must add that the design and decor were also perfect. It was as if when we stepped off the street and slid the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The food here is amazing - I totally agree with the other reviewers. For ¥8000 the 10 course degustation is well worth it. You get to try a wide range of a Japanese cuisines made all the more easy by the fact that it's a set menu so you don't need to try and decide on anything except drinks. Sitting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were looking for dinner in Gion, and decided on Karyo after checking out the menus of restaurants around the block. But when we got inside, it was so much better than we expected. This was a comparable experience to the two Michelin star restaurants we have been to on this trip, and was half the cost. The host spoke... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

While traveling alone in Japan, I decided to try a restaurant that served a ten course meal. The staff was great. ALthough they spoke no English, they had an English menu for me and an encylopedia of fish so that I could see a picture and a description of each course. It was great. Ten different dishes each prepared carefully... More

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New York City, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Came here for the 10 course meal, but ended up leaving due to indigestion. They were intent on turning over the seats, so they kept rushing me. I'd finish a plate, and 30 seconds later another would be put in front of me. It was so bad that I was through 5 courses in less than a half hour. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

10 courses impeccably presented and served. Well worth phoning ahead and ensuring your taxi driver has good directions as this is a little hard to find but worth the effort. All the courses were equally good and the Sake was first rate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Nestled among the myriad fine dining and art shops of Gion, Karyo offers an excellent Japanese fine dining experience for the money. Identifiable by their sleek, modern, slate tile entry hall, it is apparent from the moment of entry the level of refinement to expect at Karyo. The staff are immediately warm, welcoming, very attentive, and see to any needs... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stayed at the most charming ryokan, Shiraume, in the Gion district, and had booked this restaurant based on some of the reviews I read on Tripadvisor. We were pleasantly surprised that it was only steps away from the Gion Corner, a venue where we had already planned to spend time, to just get a teaser of the various traditional... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Me and my wife went into this restaurant after reading the review of a married couple on their honeymoon. There aren't any english sign at the entrance, we just recognize it from the pictures of the internal room. If you ask at the reception for an english menú they will show a list of dishes, 10 in total, at 78000... More

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