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Senmonten

#313 of 11,529 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Higashiyama-ku | Higashi-gawa, Hanamikoji Shimbashi kudaru, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-532-0820
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18:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 03:00
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Seattle, Washington
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195 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Happy magical spot. Simple simple simple. Order dumpling and order beer. You can add whisky. The dumplings are all meat so no vegetarians but the pickles are great and the staff is efficient. Get there early and avoid annoying crowds

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Thank DBuksh
pennsylvania
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We just felt like eating something simple and light for the evening.Our hotel recommended this place and it was perfect.It is one of those "no atmosphere' type joints that specialize in one thing that they do really well.

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Thank lookinforelvis
Washington, DC
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Little gyoza bar, we loved it. Yes, only gyoza, beef or vegetable/chicken. Both had lots of minty green herbs that made them taste different than the many gyoza we have eaten in America, but it was very delicious. You mix your own dipping sauce to taste with soy sauce, vinegar, hot oil & asst spices in shakers. I would happily... More 

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Thank RCWashington
Louisville, Kentucky
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Senmonten has an extremely limited menu, which can be a good thing if everything on it is done well. In this case, however, we found the gyoza merely adequate. If you love gyoza you can find much better options. Of course, Chou Chou is wonderful by comparison, but you will wait in line. So, on the plus side, at Senmonten... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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312 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Not a bad place really, but their gyoza is neither special, nor does it come in any variety - they have ONE dish on the menu! That's a bit of a bummer. Other thant that, it's cheap and it looks like "real Japan". Not my cupof tea!

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Thank Kamen_777
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Other than to say the gyoza are excellent (among the best I've ever had), I only write to clear up an internet error. Google Maps and at least one review suggest that the restaurant is closed. It is not closed as of 5/21/15. Come here, get pickles and gyoza for cheap, drink beer, that is all.

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Thank A T
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Small place with a fantastically simple menu, helpful staff and tasty gyoza, which were perfect for a quick, no hassle meal after a tiring day sightseeing. Friendly staff, combinations of seats at tables and at the bar. Sometimes limited choices are a blessing and an asset - this is one of those places!

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Thank sands3
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Try this place. The dumplings are fab, freshly griddled when you order. Beef, pork, cabbage and leek. You create your own sauce at the table with vinegar, soy and lethal chilli sauce, you are warned only a drop of the latter is needed. Medium draught beer is rather a large glass. Altogether a great little place, just what was needed... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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205 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

The combination of drinks and fried gyoza is a sure winner combination and in that sense Senmonten is the perfect place. Come for an early-night drink, an all-night drinking session or a late-night drink and add a set (or multiple sets) of fried gyoza. Obviously not gourmet in any sense, but the gyoza were super delicious and it actually takes... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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767 reviews
579 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

Small and lowly local, few dishes and flavors trivial. Even if the prices are low, I think the restaurant is overestimate.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 03:00
Saturday
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higashiyama-ku | Higashi-gawa, Hanamikoji Shimbashi kudaru, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-532-0820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?