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MAHARAJA Indian Restaurant&Bar

#176 of 11,658 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-551-6162
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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1,807 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to mix it up and have a curry in Kyoto as we were able to get a table here - usual standard Indian food rich sauces

Thank Michael S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We last visited the Maharajah ten years ago on honeymoon, and it's still there, better than ever. Service is polite and quick, and the food was superb both times we are there. Warmly recommended.

Thank Ivor_K_13
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120 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished a lousy dinner. The cooks here are afraid to use spices. Bland and boring food. So sad for an Indian restaurant. Rarely do we find such poor quality at south Asian restaurants.

Thank raymagee
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped here after fancying something that wasn't Japanese off the back of a strong trip advisor score and reviews. Did exactly what it says in others reviews- naan bread were excellent. I went for the mutton curry and my wife had a vegetable curry. Both were very tasty and I would say would hold there own to London standards! Service... More 

Thank AlexandEmtravelling
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After eating Japanese food for 10 days straight, we decided to take a break and went to this Indian restaurant. The food was in general quite mediocore. The service was a bit too fast, we were served the main course even before we were half way drinking our soups. Part of the dish was not cooked (paneer was almost frozen... More 

Thank Santosh G
New Delhi, India
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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in the Gion area frequented by every tourist to Kyoto and iy has set menu which is quite reasonably priced specially when at central location . We tried Dal and Butter Chicken dishes both of which were cooked up quite well . The guests can also order la-carte should they wish . It seemed quite busy... More 

Thank pilgrim_gsa
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Walking down a street full of Japanese food and having had our fair share of udon and sushi it was a great surprise to find this place by chance. We were slightly wary about Indian in Japan but quickly discovered a wonderful restaurant with some of the best Indian we have had anywhere. Slightly more expensive than some of the... More 

Thank Daniel R
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were struggling to find a nice place to eat wandering around the streets and stumbled upon this restaurant. The dinner sets were great value and some of the best Indian we've had. Would highly tecomned!

Thank Amber C
Malden, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Discounted lunch menu for about 1000 yen which is a great value. Food was good. Wish there was my meat in my curry but the huge naan made up for that. It was a great lunch overall.

Thank Mingh H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Hit this place up for dinner 4 nights it was that good. Best naan, best dudes, best curries. Cant beat this place, awesome service. They do takeaway too if you want to go back to your abode after a long day of sight seeing. Going to miss you lads.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-6162

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Staying in Gion

Neighbourhood Profile
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 glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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