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Matsuzakagyu What’s

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477 Eboshiyacho, Muromachi Sanjo-dori Kudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8165, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-222-2989
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17:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Exellent service, friendly atmosphere and very tasty meal. Had the best grilled rice I've had so far in Japan.

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Thank Rune H
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprise by all the good reviews. Food was just average. Very busy staff that kept forgetting to bring fixing and rice to the table. So there was time we just ate the meat. The portion is small so we couldn't really pace ourselves. The rice and kimchi would come out late. So we ate the rice and kimchi. We thought... More 

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Thank Thuyen L
知明 高, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining at our restaurant. We apologize for taking so long to serve you the beef. We appreciate your opinion and will try our best to improve the time that we take for bringing to customers tables. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

500 yen cover charge per person. Food quality was excellent - really delicious couple of bites. Beef was excellent, veggies were fresh, sauces were flavorful. Photo in review is ~$35 usd of beef and took ~15 minutes to arrive from when we ordered. :( Place comes with wireless buzzer to get service, I'm theory it works, but didn't accelerate delivery... More 

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Thank Damian T
知明 高, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our restaurant. We apologize for taking longer than expected time for you to have beef. We serve Matsusaka beef which is one of the best kind of Wagyu so we appreciate if you understand the price here. Thank you again for at least experiencing the melting beef. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rarely bother to review restaurants but this one is an absolute must if you are in Kyoto. The quality of beef served is just amazingly and the service is both friendly and courteous. Full marks Matsuzakagyu What's! We'll certainly return. Booking is recommended

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Thank jscHongKong
知明 高, お客様担当マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your high recommendation! We will keep trying to bring you the best food and services! Looking forward to seeing you again. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite being a solo traveller I was still turned away at the door. Moreover, I was refused a booking for the following night claiming they were already fully booked tomorrow, too. The door attendant did not seem particularly concerned that I had walked for an hour to get there and made no attempt to reach a resolution that would enable... More 

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知明 高, お客様担当マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

We're very sorry for bringing you so much trouble. Our restaurant is fully booked every night recently due to the cherry blossom season, and sometimes it needs to be booked a week early. Every customer is very welcomed and we will never turn a customer away if we have tables. We're looking forward to bringing you the best food and... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibile food but you need to spend big as portions are small. Beautiful food and great staff too

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Thank Josh H
知明 高, お客様担当マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're so glad that you are satisfied with our food and services. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The answer is "What’s"! Besides heart, the meat will melt in your mouth. This place is not cheap, beef pieces are rather small, but still worth every penny. Just make sure not to overcook your steak, thin slices will cook really fast.

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Thank diser55
知明 高, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining at Matsuzakagyu What's We are thrilled to hear that you all enjoyed our premium Matsusaka beef! Thank you again for your valued comment and will be looking forward to your next visit!! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beef! Mmmm.....very delicious! Even seafood is worth to try as well!! Please book in advance! Service is outstanding. Beef sushi is must.

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Thank Borhes1980
知明 高, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining at Matsuzakagyu What's. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our seafood dishes along with our rare beef sushi! Thank you again and will be looking forward to your next visit! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife and brother and had a wonderful time. The staff knew english and were very hospitable. The food is a little pricey for the portions you receive, however the quality of meat is very high and tasty. We personally tried the Matsusaka Ushi which was their most expensive dish, pork and squid. All of them delicious!

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Thank Juan M
知明 高, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining at Matsuzakagyu What's We are delighted to hear that you guys enjoyed our premium Matsusaka beef! We hope to serve you again in the near future!! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and excellent service. The garlic rice is a must. The staff are very accommodating and explains everything very well in english.

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Thank Kharina T
知明 高, マネージャー at Matsuzakagyu What’s, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining at Matsuzakagyu What's It was an absolute pleasure to have served you guys and will be looking forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 Eboshiyacho, Muromachi Sanjo-dori Kudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8165, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-222-2989

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Staying in City Center

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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