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Gion, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-532-0025
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Ranked #65 of 3,584 Restaurants in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 36 Reviews
Price range: $42 - $83
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
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Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 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
1 review
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Address: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-532-0025
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Average Prices: USD 42 - 83
Cuisine: Japanese

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