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584 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2741
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good14%
  • Average10%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible17%
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“rice dish” (2 reviews)
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“beef” (2 reviews)
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584 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

So, this was my second visit after years. I will be brief and honest in my review. The food was great, but not to a 3 michelin stars! The service was good, but not impressive. In brief, we did not feel welcomed! Which is a...More

Thank Oliver_Zeitoun
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Have enjoyed most of the Michelin rated or recommended restaurants in Japan. But the dining experience in this restaurant was a real disappointment. Gotta avoid

2  Thank ferri
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

I'll start by qualifying this review... this is my first kaiseki meal in Japan, so I have little basis for comparison there. But it is not my first meal at a Michelin starred restaurant, so my review is based objectively on comparing this to other...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Entirely authentic Japanese experience All Keiseki meals prepared with utmost care, and some flavours may not be the most valued by western palates - but the standard is unquestionable. Fantastic care has gone into each dish and the textures, flavours and colours impress. 8 seats...More

Thank nikolai69
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

The moment we stepped into the restaurant, we felt the friendly and welcoming behavior from the host. This simple restaurant makes you feel very relax. We were given a private room, and the lunch set was a total of 11-12 dishes. All the dishes were...More

Thank Seok Ting C
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

I came to Chihana after Ryugin and Yoshitake Sushi, the former is the best of traditional Japan food and the latter is as good as you can get for sushi and sashimi. Chihana provides a fresh air of surprise as compared to the two. Each...More

1  Thank lanxg
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Dinner was extraordinary. But as another TA reviewer reported, the flavors are subtle and traditional--nothing highly innovative or fusion oriented. The meal began with salmon with grapefruit and ended with an amazing glass of fresh orange/apple juice. In between were many dishes, including eel, crab...More

1  Thank Peter V
Reviewed January 5, 2017

After visiting a few restaurants with 1 and 2 Michelin stars we looked forward to visiting our first with 3, which Chihana has held for a number of years but afterwards we were left scratching our heads and wondering why. We were also surprised with...More

Thank cro-magnon
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Honestly, this was probably one of the biggest culinary let downs I've ever had. We were so excited to try many michelin starred restaurants during our visit to Japan and Chihana really shocked us for how bad the experience was compared to even non michelin...More

1  Thank Francesca A
Reviewed November 18, 2016

On the face, the restaurant is subtle -- the pathway leading to the restaurant door, to the detail of the cedar trimmed rooms with the washi green wallpaper that glimmers with the velour wasabi green seats. The service was spot on. Timed perfectly, not slow,...More

Thank tchenla
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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  • Value
Average prices
US$91 - US$338
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 584 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-2741
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