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Karyo

Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
+81 75-532-0025
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Ranked #46 of 3,410 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $46 - $92
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Venice, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was a really good find in Kyoto and probably the best value for your money in terms of the amount they charge to the quality and amount of food you get. We decided to do the lunch course because we were not staying in Kyoto but in Osaka. The place is so easy to find since it right in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Kaiseki restaurant in Gion below Shijo dori. Very nice upscale setting – nicest all-counter sitting venue I have ever been at! Good value (for this style of dining) – 7800 yen for 10 courses. It’s not so much that it’s a special place, but rather it’s a place to have decent kaiseki for half or less of what it costs... More

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Spa, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to get some gastronomic dining experience while in Kyoto, and chose this one according to reviews seen on the net. You basically choose between 2 menus (7800 or 10200 yens), no possibility to select dishes individually. This is generally a good option in my view, getting you top fresh food, and anyway, we were there for the experience... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant is quite hidden in Kyoto but it worth!!!! We had a 10 course meal, including many different dishes. Also, japanese wine was also very good. Staff was nice and even though no one speak english, we had a great experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We lucked on this restaurant on the basis of some good reviews and found it one of the highlights of a short Japan tour. We visited on a quiet Sunday night when we were two of four diners, and were a bit concerned that our lack of Japanese language skills would be a barrier. We didn't need to be worried... More

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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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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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