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570-122 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-532-0188
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Came across this restaurant by chance, walked up and down the street and then selected this place. Very glad we did. Had the cheapest of three kaiseki menus and it was quite sufficient. The food was absolutely delicious and the service very good. The propietor speaks good English and made us feel very welcome. Not cheap but I would recommend... More 

Thank fidlerclare
Satoshi N, オーナー at Gionrakuraku, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm words for our Gion Rakuraku! It was nice to have you here. We are grad that you enjoy our food. If you have chance to come Kyoto, please come to see us! Yours, Satoshi Nakata More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We dined at this restaurant a few years ago and remember the experience very fondly. We found the restaurant by chance and had such a great time on our first night that we returned again the following evening. The chef was exceptional, the menu is seasonal and we also got to meet the owner who was also very knowledgeable and... More 

Thank rsz2016
Satoshi N, オーナー at Gionrakuraku, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm words! We still remember you coming twice in one trip. We are happy to have you as guests and also friends. If you have chance to come back to Kyoto, please come and see our face! Thank you again! Yours, Satoshi Nakata More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This place serves very high grade Japanese beef. Service is also good. Recommended to come here for a meal if you are around.

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Satoshi N, オーナー at Gionrakuraku, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! Please come to Kyoto and visit us again! Yours, Satoshi Nakata More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570-122 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-532-0188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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