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Gion, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-532-0025
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Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance

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  • 27
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely value-for-money kaiseki in Gion

This is my go-to restaurant to take visiting friends and family to. Very accommodating of non-Japanese-speaking guests, as well as dietary requirements (if notified in advance, of course). And the Y8000 course means that people can try kaiseki without it being hugely expensive, as kaiseki so often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Sara C
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is my go-to restaurant to take visiting friends and family to. Very accommodating of non-Japanese-speaking guests, as well as dietary requirements (if notified in advance, of course). And the Y8000 course means that people can try kaiseki without it being hugely expensive, as kaiseki so often is. The interior is modern and tasteful and the food has incredible attention... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Was really excited to try a traditional Kaiseki meal while in Kyoto and had this place recommended to us. What a disappointing evening it turned out to be. Food was extremely average for the price ($100 per person) with no wow factor at all and the place has little to no ambience to speak of. There are so many excellent... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Visited this wonderful little gem in Gion with family. From entry to exit the service, food, and drink was superb! From the chefs to the waiters there was attentiveness to details and perfection in presentation. The food was a ten course Kaiseki culinary adventure of high calibre. The staff exhibited a clear passion for their art of food preparation and... More 

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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

In the highly regarded Gion district across from Gion corner. Beautiful restaurant and hospitality. Not a ton of English but thoroughly enjoyed the experience of a 10 course authentic Japanese lunch, very well presented and tasty. Honestly didn't love everything we tried but that's likely more a preference thing and I would definitely still recommend for the experience! Lunch course... More 

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Richmond North Yorkshire
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293 reviews 293 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We came on this restaurant by chance....and what a find... Having read various criticisms about some of the three star Michelan establishments especially some of the prices it was a joy to find this place creating food of a Michelan starred restaurant but without the crazy price tag! The service was delightful... Friendly. Unpretentious. The food was staggeringly good We... More 

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tasmania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

the reviews from 10th of Oct and 2nd Sept must be a mistake no muzac no westerners all excellent service and I've lived in Japan a long time, this is no tricked up place. This is excellent Kyoto hospitality. It has a serene atmosphere and décor, beautiful food, excellent and intuitive spaced delivery of dishes and 8 courses for the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This restaurant is wonderful. We had the 10 course tasting menu, I’m not too sure of what everything was but I can tell you that it was all delicious and presented perfectly. Very fresh food with good service (with alittle english). Note: last orders of food at this restaurant is 8pm so don’t go late. Also a great location in... More 

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sydnet
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Was looking forward to a well acclaimed experience. how wrong was I. its a tricked up tourist trap. an immediate sign there were no locals at all. the staff were unfriendly and pretty much unhelpful the dishes were all prepared. as we were handed each dish we were told "this is number 8" nothing explained. no banter with the customers... More 

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Canberra
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Kaiseki restaurant in Gion below Shijo dori. Great attention to detail was given. There is an English menu and the staff are very helpful. Lovely entrance to an old building but inside is very modern. Lovely to have decent kaiseki at a reasonable price – 8000yen for 10 courses. Great attention to detail was given.

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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I read the good reviews in tripadvisor and booked my seat, expecting to experience something quinessentially Japanese. The restaurant is in the beautiful old part of the town and the entrance is beautiful but inside it is brightly lit, airconditionned, sterile and the background muzak is jazz. The headwaiter walks around with a headset, probably taking more reservations. Even though... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-532-0025

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 83
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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