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Grotto - CLOSED

Jodoji Nishida-cho 114, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8417, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-0606
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 23, 2013
“Amazing place....amazing food”
Apr 27, 2013
“So good we went back”
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Jodoji Nishida-cho 114, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8417, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Grotto was a really unique experience in Kyoto. Its a small place, so call in advance. The chef and the staff are very friendly and speak english. The meal was really great....not traditional japanese, but really good.

3  Thank Fabio B
Reviewed April 27, 2013

A fantastic find close to the Silver temple in Kyoto - we stumbled on Grotto one lunchtime and enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner the next day. Both the counter downstairs and the larger upstairs room are lovely places to sit and...More

Thank UKtraveller896
Reviewed April 11, 2012

The food was ok but really nothing special. You can find so much better restaurant in Kyoto

2  Thank gianlucagamberini
Reviewed March 22, 2012

We went to Grotto through recommendations of friends from NYC who were there a week earlier. Tadaka's (former NYC resident) restaurant is quaint and in keeping with the beautiful styles of Kyoto...and Japan. The generous and meticulously prepared 9 course March seasonal meal was not...More

1  Thank Vilasinee
Reviewed October 11, 2011

After the ten courses, I looked back at the menu we wrote down to keep track of - 1 of 10 dishes was the grand total I would have ordered off a menu on my own. But that's the beauty of traveling, seeing the world,...More

2  Thank crox40
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Though this romantic little restaurant was a little hard to find because the sign is small, once found, it was worth the search! There isn't much space so be sure to make a reservation in advanced. It seats about 8, though I do believe there...More

1  Thank l0vinglife_18
Reviewed March 31, 2011

I'm a fairly adventurous eater... and what we got here was definitely a strange array of dishes. But hey, it's Japanese cuisine; what do you expect? This is a cozy little restaurant on the outskirts of the city. You basically eat at a bar while...More

Thank PickACard
Reviewed October 30, 2010

Travelling by myself in Kyoto I found the thought of going to dinner alone a tad daunting but I'm so glad I sought out Grotto. It's a tiny room, seating about 12 so it's best to book and then for about $AUD60 a nine course...More

Thank marrickvillain
Reviewed October 4, 2010

A friend and I ate at Grotto last week and enjoyed it immensely. The set dinner (that's really the only choice you have) is excellent value at Y4750 a person and the chef used all fresh, seasonal ingredients. As the chef lived in the States...More

Thank Mandy_in_Japan
Reviewed September 19, 2010

We visited this restaurant on our trip to Kyoto for our honeymoon after reading about it in the guide book. It is located near the University and easy to get to on the bus from Kyoto Station. The restaurant serves a set menu of about...More

Thank AliMaddo
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Romantic, Local cuisine
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  • Address: Jodoji Nishida-cho 114, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8417, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-0606
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