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MAHARAJA Indian Restaurant&Bar

Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-6162
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“naan” (13 reviews)
“curries” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This review is for late 2016. If you have someone with you that is a vegetarian and you are in Gion, I could not recommend this place enough. I have eaten at dozens of Indian restaurants all over the place and the cheese naans here...More

Thank Dblaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was like a mirage when I got handed a leaflet for the restaurant...they have a good range of dishes, even for vegetarians and nice flavours if you are tired of the subtleties of Japanese food!

Thank NKelly186338
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the place was empty when we entered at 7pm but soon after several tables were filled. the portions were generous and tasty. we opted not to take the set dinner menu because the choices were limited.

Thank TalG14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small place but worth going There. Food is authentic indian and service is superb Atmosphere is good too

Thank jayutrip
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I like my food hot and spicy. Asked the waiter to make my meal the hottest they could make it and indeed I received what I asked for. The waiter and staff were friendly. The lunch menu were at a great price and the portion...More

Thank Oscar G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had been in Japan for a about a week and wanted something slightly different. Came across this restaurant. Went down the stairs and we were no longer in Japan. The food was very nice, but if you do want it a bit more spicier,...More

Thank brightongirlSydney
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My wife and I ate here on the recommendation of a friend. While we like Japanese food, after two weeks in Japan we just needed something different. The Maharaja was perfect! OK, let me start out by saying the level of spices at the Maharaja...More

Thank Paul5795
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We came here because we wanted a little break from Japanese cuisine. Food here is quite authentic and good. Spicy and flavoursome..judt how Indian food should be. We had ordered tawa chicken and paneer butter mazala..chicken was really nice..paneer was a little too sweet for...More

Thank ss_011185
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Good indian food. we tried nan with dal and panner dish. all the items were good. well presented and reasonable size portions.

Thank rkodur
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to mix it up and have a curry in Kyoto as we were able to get a table here - usual standard Indian food rich sauces

Thank Michael S
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
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Questions & Answers
28 July 2015|
Response from JamilAmpang |
Why the beriyani is not using basmati rice but Japanese rice? Doesn't taste beriani at all? Are you sure this is Indian restaurant ? Service is poor. I ordered for masala tea but came only tea with milk without masala taste... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-6162
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