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Karyo

Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
+81 75-532-0025
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Ranked #79 of 3,456 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $47 - $93
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
88 helpful votes 88 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Karyo

Address: Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
Phone Number: +81 75-532-0025
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Average Prices: USD 47 - 93
Cuisine: Japanese

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