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“Given Eel Price, Doing Its Best”
Review of Kyogoku Kaneyo

Kyogoku Kaneyo
Ranked #474 of 12,242 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
The Villages, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
656 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Given Eel Price, Doing Its Best”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Given that it is difficult to get good eel these days, Kaneyo is doing its best. To maintain over 100 years of history is not easy. I've certainly had better eels in my early years, any eel these days is not the ones I have been used to. Especially the wild eels are practically impossible to get these days. I also ate eel at Kyoto Unkai this go around. It was soft there but I may have to give up dreaming about those wonderful eels of the past. I love smoked eels of Amsterdam but wonder whether they are maintaining their standard also. You'll enjoy the old retro ambience of Kaneyo and it's eel is not bad. So, give it a try.

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Worst meal in Kyoto and way over priced”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Gadzooks. Perhaps this place saw better days before the tsunami. Lonely planet recommended it, but for us it was terribly dissappointing. For the same price, we had a lovely meal next door at Wontana.

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brooklyn
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Unagi”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Great place specializing in grilled eel over rice with good beer options. Full of japanese people so I take it was authentic. The guy next to us was wearing a traditional japanese robe. Very enjoyable and delicious food outing.

Visited September 2011
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