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Shimogamoizumigawa-cho 62, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-701-5185
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Sep 19, 2018
“Lovely experience, amazing meal, just wow.”
Jun 6, 2018
“Japanese Kaiseki at its finest”
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Shimogamoizumigawa-cho 62, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

There are so many amazing restaurant options in Kyoto, but so thrilled we were able to enjoy an evening at Shimogamosaryo. I will let the photos tell the story, and just add that it was worth every penny (or rather yen).

Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Shimogamosaryo in May 2018. Service was very friendly and waitress spoke reasonably well english. The was slight problem with drink order as things got lost in translation but this didn’t effect the experience too much. We were seated in...More

Thank Antala84
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Went to this place that was highly recommended by the Ritz Carlton Kyoto. Well, could not have been a poorer experience. The restaurant was empty, food was really average. Staff was not really nice and spoke very poor English. The only time they were nice...More

Thank Ilovetotraveleatout
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic multi-course meal with sake pairing. Excellent staff explaining every dish and beautiful setting. Recommended.

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

From a person who has eaten many kaiseki dinners over his life, the food and ambience make this place a "Can't Miss" experience in Kyoto. We had a private tatami dining room, which had chairs which was nice. We had a very polite server dedicated...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2016

I was invited to this restaurant by two Japanese friends, one night, while visiting Kyoto. The restaurant is charming. This is an authentic Japanese restaurant. The restaurant is clean and beautiful! The furniture is quite delicate and fine. The service is impeccable. The waiters are...More

Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This restaurant in the north of Kyoto is surrounded by the best Sakura (cherry blossom) viewing area of Kyoto. Although we visited in June the tranquil gardens surrounding the restaurant even without cherry blossoms are quiet and beautiful. If you want an exotic treat and...More

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We lost our way to the restaurant and found ourselves at the entrance of the Shimogamo Shrine. Fortunately, three kind Japanese university students escorted us 100m east of the Shrine entrance. The restaurant is a house with its name in Japanese, so if you cannot...More

1  Thank pareport2004
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$48 - $220
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shimogamoizumigawa-cho 62, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-701-5185
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Established in 1856, Shimogamosaryo has a history of more than 160 years. It is located in Shimogamo, one of Kyoto’s most historic and scenic areas and the home of Shimogamo Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its own beautiful garden, the restaurant itself symbolized Kyoto. We are certain that you will enjoy our traditional yet innovative Kyoto-style dishes, which are inspired by the changes of the four seasons. “One time, one counter” is a cherished belief derived from the spirit of Sado (traditional Japanese tea ceremony) that encapsulates our desire to give you a memorable and unique culinary experience. Through our cuisine and hospitality, we share the beauty and original culture of Kyoto with our guests from all over the world. We look forward to welcoming and serving you with our unique Kyoto hospitality.
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