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French, Fusion
Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa

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Reviewed December 3, 2018

My wife and I came to Mavo during our Honeymoon in Japan in November 2018. We had a truly amazing experience here -- everything was flawless, from the intimate dining environment, to the wonderful service, to the delicious food. In particular, we really appreciate how...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal earlier this month at Mavo! Wonderful seasonal ingredients and served with impeccable finesse. We really enjoyed the set menu that challenged and delighted the palate. Highly recommend for a change of pace while in Japan.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This restaurant is almost too good. They are trying so very hard to surpass the French. And in some ways they do. If not for the language barrier--very little English spoken--I would have forgotten I was in Kyoto. The food is exquisite to look at...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Richard J
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We decided to go for french instead of keiseki for a formal dinner in Kyoto. Passing through the narrow winding alleys in Gion we arrived at the restaurant right on time. We are warmly treated to our table and we were the first arrival guests...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed October 30, 2016

If you were about to die and had to choose one restaurant and one last meal before, I'd suggest you make it this one! I had the pleasure to dine here last night and what a delight it was! My husband and I are owners...More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed February 7, 2016

Visited Mavo in April/May 2015 and I was blown away by the fantastic food - so beautifully presented. The flavours and textures were diverse and perfectly matched. Attention to detail and innovative flavour infusion (hyperbaric chamber). A small restaurant, and if you're as lucky as...More

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed December 18, 2015

Excellent cuisine for such a reasonable price. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable. The chef has been trained in France and knows his work well. I would be surprised if they didn't have a michelin star soon!

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Nm0nster
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I eat out at top restaurants on a regular basis but never have had such a superior meal. Each course was outstanding with intricate preparations and innovative cooking. There was edible gold leaf on one course and meat cooked with pine cones. The variety of...More

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