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Gion Karyo

570-235 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-532-0025
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  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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570-235 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

I came with a friend to sample some Kaiseki cuisine in Kyoto, and we were both impressed. It should go without saying that everything was delicious, but we were continuously impressed with the calibre of the artistic presentation with which the dishes were presented. And,...More

Thank globetrotter1979
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Karyo is delicious. The food is creative and dynamic. If you read any reviews complaining about the atmosphere - don't pay attention. The ambience is nice but the focus is just on the food - evident by the open kitchen. Be prepared to experience 30...More

1  Thank chipper1433
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Like some others, I came here expecting a wonderful Kaiseki experience, based on the recommendation of my hotel. And like some others, I didn't even finish the (expensive) meal. The service was supposed to be impeccable, but from the start it was made clear that...More

6  Thank john23
Reviewed 3 January 2017

After a reasonably good meal, they refused my AmEx Centurion card and managed to make us feel like criminals. Destroyed my evening, destroyed my night. These people should not be allowed to claim they accept American Express. Clearly my worst overall experience in Japan in...More

5  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This restaurant have limited seating available and you must make an advance reservation. This restaurant served only kaiseki cuisine and there is only 1 menu available for lunch and 1 menu for dinner. Staffs are very friendly, helpful and speaks pretty good English. Every dish...More

Thank AK2726
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I came to Kyoto with my girlfriends to have a fantastic reunion. Our host suggested a very well-known restaurant, so i made a Reservation. The food was disappointing, the service was unsatisfactory and the craziness was unacceptable. Please come here if you want a rude...More

8  Thank ayanelee
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Located near the Giesha theatre and inside a traditional Japanese house, the resturant provide a great introduction to kaeseki (which is a mulitcourse degustation with a unique Kyoto style cooking). The traditional style of cooking has a twist of modern flourishes through seasonal flavours. Make...More

Thank Rola L
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Well first make sure you book in advance. You will be getting the course meal of the day so it might be different from the pictures you see here in tripadvisor. It is fun to watch the chefs make your meal infront of you. They...More

2  Thank kcho139
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Located in the heart of Gion district amongst quaint Edo era buildings, Karyo serves kaiseki or traditional Japanese multi course meals. We had a 10 course set dinner for about $100 per pax. Certainly not cheap but we were treated to a visual and gastronomical...More

1  Thank DavidSKFong
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great Kaiseki food experience in Kyoto. Staff very nice, chefs super friendly. Marvelous food and overall experience.

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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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
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17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
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11:30 - 14:00
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570-235 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-532-0025
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