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Kyogoku Kaneyo

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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456 Matsugaemachi, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8212 , Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-221-0669
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This centenarian restaurant, considered one of the best unagi (aka grilled eel) restaurants of Kyoto, proves its quality by the number of locals who frequent it. Our local tour guide recommended it for lunch. And we truly enjoyed the mouth-watering eel dishes that we ordered (refer to our photos). The upstairs seating are Japanese tatami styled. A popular place but... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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968 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived here thru some Cantonese friends advise. Probably next time I'll stick to TA. Even than some reviews say that food is good, there are many others which strongly disagree. That was our case. The rice was dry. The eel not good enough. The result an unpleasant meal. Not cheap by the way.

Thank draghignazzo
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I have to say it is not bad, but maybe not so excellent as you think. And two people cost almost 5,000.

Thank yao w
Riverside, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty good unagi place. Found it via the Bib Gourmand and went for a relatively early dinner one evening. There was no wait and the restaurant is relatively large. There is an English menu, which always nice. We ordered the large unagi don with the tamago on top, 2 chawanmushis, eel wrapped around burdock root and the unagi sushi. All... More 

Thank Lauren S
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was expecting an experience of top grade unagi to be served at this restaurant, based on the reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor of this restaurant but was sorely disappointed. I have eaten better grade unagi at other restaurants. The quality of rice that was served with the unagi was also of lower grade. I must say that even the... More 

Thank jncaridian
Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

From my research in internet, the comment from local Japanese on this restaurant was above average, so I decided to try it. If I compared the eel rice with what I could have in Hong Kong, that was good. However, when I compared that with Japanese standard, there was no "Wow" in my head. The price was kinda expensive too.... More 

Thank edmundduck
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A bit expensive, but food was great. Don't listen all whine below, it's very old and traditional place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fresh Meadows, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

So my husband wanted to eat here because it was recommended on the lonely planet. I think there may be a local menu because they appeared to be getting a different one than what we got. The price was high for what we got and we don't mind paying a lot for quality food. The food was good, but not... More 

Thank JYW82
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a very old traditional feel. The unagi rice was deliciously hot. Remeber to ask for the egg topping which was soft and fluffy omelette. Simply heavenly.

Thank rtay_88
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757 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Kaneyo is probably one of the oldest Unagi (broiled eel) restaurants in Kyoto. The restaurant is apparently old-fashioned, but their eels taste good. This is maybe the most important thing! For lunch time, I recommend you to order Kaneyo-Don, eel on the top of boiled rice. You can get a large portion of rice (Gohan Omori) for no extra charge.

Thank Kimitaka S

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  • Address: 456 Matsugaemachi, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8212, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-0669

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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