We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Gion Koishi

#257 of 11,160 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Gion
+ Add cuisine
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
286-2 Gionmachikitagawa, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-531-0331
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3: English reviews
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

You simply have to stop by this sweet eatery if you are a fan of shaved ice, kakigori. They simply make the most elegant, tasty and gorgeous kakigori in Kyoto (believe me, we tried many during our trip). They have a very limited kakigori selection but everything on the menu is simply perfection. We actually went here twice (despite the... More 

Helpful?
Thank chemicalstar
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We discovered this fabulous store on our honeymoon. The utlra modern and chic hotel, Kanra, where we were staying, had sweets or lozenges from this store at their reception. And my husband and I would always frab a handfull evertime we walked in and out of the hotel. Till one day, the staff just gave us the address of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nisha A
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are looking for a great kyoto sweets, you are looking at the right spot. At koishi, you will experience a real kyoto through a series of kyoto sweets featured by kokuto (okinawan brown sugar) and Matcha! But the line gets insanely long and you will be waiting outside, I do not recommend going there after lunch time. Go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shunsuke T

Travelers who viewed Gion Koishi also viewed

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
 
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
 
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
 

Been to Gion Koishi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286-2 Gionmachikitagawa, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighborhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-531-0331

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gion Koishi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gion

Neighborhood Profile
Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.