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MAHARAJA Indian Restaurant&Bar

267 Giommachi 2 Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku | B1F Gion Ryokaku Bldg., Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-6162
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“naan” (12 reviews)
“curries” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
267 Giommachi 2 Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku | B1F Gion Ryokaku Bldg., Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I ordered two vegetarian curries, rice and a garlic naan to share. The meal was so delicious, we enjoyed every bite. Great place for vegetarians to come to as they have many options. Staff were very friendly and spoke English. Definitely recommend.

Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not being very familiar with Indian cuisine, we took a chance and tried this place. The service was friendly and the owner spoke English. He recommended a couple dishes and even a beer to accompany the dish. The spice level and flavor were perfect. Price...More

Thank TravelDonkeys
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Visited on a Monday night in January so vert quiet. However good Indian food with veggie dishes. Very helpful English speaking staff and good value. Japanese rice as per other reviews but perfectly good.

Thank DollyDeas
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My wife and I visited Maharaja whilst we were in Kyoto 2 weeks ago. I think it was a Monday night and the restaurant was easy to find around Gion. We ordered vegetarian korma, vegetable biriyani, raita and a garlic naan. We were really impressed...More

Thank Cushtuu7
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Total BS. It doesn’t say anywhere that this is cash only. They made me go across the Street to pull out cash from an ATM that only allows you to pull out cash in increments of 10,000. On top of that I get charged about...More

1  Thank Ash829
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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 3 October 2017 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 23 September 2017 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
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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$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 267 Giommachi 2 Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku | B1F Gion Ryokaku Bldg., 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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