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) #3,673 of 11,777 Restaurants in Kyoto $$$$ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
367 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0751
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
9 Dec 2016
“Excellent saba sugata zushi”
22 Oct 2016
“A wasted evening”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
367 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

A small sushi restaurant with a few tables. This is a rather plain place that serves excellent saba sugata zushi, a pressed sushi with marinated mackerel wrapped in pickled kelp. This a Kyoto speciality, and if you like sushi you should definitely try it. Remove...More

1  Thank Roger E
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Go there if you are not hungry and have a lot of yens left in your pocket. You'll get lots of rice with a little fish.

Thank TTT14
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I don't know... Looks like only japaneses like it... Very especific food for western paladars, very expensive and the staff works on a "soup nazi" style. There are better (and cheapear) food in Kyoto. Too much rice for me.

Thank Murilo F
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

It is a recommended place by a couple of foodies websites so it must be good at what it does. For us - used to westernized sushi - it was a difficult dinner: very strong fish flavours (many came with the skin on) on heavy...More

Thank Elei-Confidential
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This restaurant gets recommended a lot so we decided to check out the traditional Kyoto sushi. Food was excellent and you get your own teapot on the table. Service was horrible. They were cold and unfriendly. The even spoke bad about other guests who just...More

2  Thank Lars S
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is my first time writing a review for TripAdvisor. If you are considering to experiencing a unique Kyoto style sushi, this is the place to go. Reading the other reviews, I feel like they don't understand Japanese food/taste. The sushi here is made perfectly,...More

1  Thank Riki U
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Quite tricky to find. Small, cosy interior but the atmosphere was unfriendly. We ordered sushi which was quite expensive for what it was. It was quite dry so I asked if we could have some soy sauce and the guy said no! So rude. Then...More

Thank Sophie A
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Found this place after reading many reviews of it from foodie blogs and was not disappointed. The small restaurant was hidden away in a side street of gion and is a must for anyone that is looking for good sushi. The staff was incredibly helpful...More

1  Thank Eddy K
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Service non existent. Food so bland and primitive. Why so expensive? Wow what a bad experience. Worst food ever

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Decided to try this restaurant after rave reviews from several blogs about the authenticity of its Kyoto-style sushi. Beautiful little place to look at. No music so it seemed intimidating because there was no one there but us. We found the service rather snobby and...More

Thank Zeslyn
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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Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 367 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-0751
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