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37-1 Tsukihokocho, 4jo Shinmachi-dori Higashi-iru, Simogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8492, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-213-6623
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here as it was close to our hotel. Best choice ever, their meat selection was ample, and the taste was really really good. If you eat here, you won't regret it. We went all out and the bill was only 13k ¥ completely acceptable for the quality. That includes 3 servings of sake, loads of beer, and only... More 

2 Thank Yves L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant, typical Japanese style (shoes are forbidden, you have to take them off at the entrance). The meat is very tasty.

Thank Ale M
Woodbridge, New Jersey, USA
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A wonderful experience. The first time we tried to dine here, it was full so we made reservations for the next day and I am so glad we did. It was a rainy night and we were looking for a meal to hit the spot. We entered the establishment, took off our shoes and proceeded upstairs. We sat in a... More 

Thank Alex D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We tried to get into Matsuzakagyu What’s but it was fully booked. This was our second choice and I am so glad they had a table! The meal was incredible. The staff were excellent and the booths that you sit in are very cosy and provide lots of privacy for a romantic, or family meal. You press a button and... More 

Thank Mike952
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is honestly the best beef we have EVER tasted! We chose this restaurant as it was close to our hotel and wanted to try some good quality beef. After reading the reviews we decided this restaurant should be okay, we did not realise that this would be our best meal in Japan. When you enter, you take off your... More 

1 Thank AmandaLee1993
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Literally, I walked away with little to say because the meat just took my thoughts and words away. This outstanding restaurant does it right! You take your shoes off at the start, then head upstairs to a private booth complete with a privacy screen. We enjoyed multiple plates including a pork sampler, beef sampler, more beef, some veggies, and two... More 

Thank Sabrina T
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had no idea what we were getting into, but it turned out yummy! We found Japanese Scotch, and wagyu beef that would melt in your mouth! They deliver the beef and veggies, whatever you order, raw and you place it directly on the grill cooking it. yourself. You have your own private BBQ when they pull down the shade... More 

Thank Jeff H
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews we just had to check it out, and OMG!!! It was amazing!! We tried the mixed meat samplers and every bite was delicious 😀😀😀!!!

1 Thank Cathy H
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Really good atmosphere and stupidly good meat. When you arrived you take off your shoes and follow the waiter/waitress to your table or booth. After looking at your menu you have a button that calls the waiters to your table. Food came quick. Meat was really good quality. They also make a great Highball!

Thank Richard D
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Good quality beef with great atmosphere. No nonsense, just good food at a reasonable price. Try the menu in japanese as well: choose the best plate in the middle of the menu.

Thank Bart W

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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Barbecue, Asian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37-1 Tsukihokocho, 4jo Shinmachi-dori Higashi-iru, Simogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8492, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-6623

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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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