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Gion Karyo

) #167 of 11,777 Restaurants in Kyoto €€€€ Japanese, Asian
570-235 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-532-0025
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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570-235 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

After a reasonably good meal, they refused my AmEx Centurion card and managed to make us feel like criminals. Destroyed my evening, destroyed my night. These people should not be allowed to claim they accept American Express. Clearly my worst overall experience in Japan in...More

5  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This restaurant have limited seating available and you must make an advance reservation. This restaurant served only kaiseki cuisine and there is only 1 menu available for lunch and 1 menu for dinner. Staffs are very friendly, helpful and speaks pretty good English. Every dish...More

Thank AK2726
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I came to Kyoto with my girlfriends to have a fantastic reunion. Our host suggested a very well-known restaurant, so i made a Reservation. The food was disappointing, the service was unsatisfactory and the craziness was unacceptable. Please come here if you want a rude...More

7  Thank ayanelee
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Located near the Giesha theatre and inside a traditional Japanese house, the resturant provide a great introduction to kaeseki (which is a mulitcourse degustation with a unique Kyoto style cooking). The traditional style of cooking has a twist of modern flourishes through seasonal flavours. Make...More

Thank Rola L
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Well first make sure you book in advance. You will be getting the course meal of the day so it might be different from the pictures you see here in tripadvisor. It is fun to watch the chefs make your meal infront of you. They...More

2  Thank kcho139
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Located in the heart of Gion district amongst quaint Edo era buildings, Karyo serves kaiseki or traditional Japanese multi course meals. We had a 10 course set dinner for about $100 per pax. Certainly not cheap but we were treated to a visual and gastronomical...More

1  Thank DavidSKFong
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great Kaiseki food experience in Kyoto. Staff very nice, chefs super friendly. Marvelous food and overall experience.

Thank pmllima
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Exquisite food, great service, very nice chefs; all in all worth the price. Make sure to make a reservation in time by phone.

Thank Rbrench
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Invigorating dishes. The food is very visually nice and colorful. It is like eating japanese garden. The taste is so good never taste food like this before. The service is very good.

Thank Arnold A
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Recently ate here at the end of a day touring Kyoto. Welcome was good and service was excellent throughout the meal. The main room with counter seating was warm and ambiance was very good. Unfortunately the food was pretty hit and miss with more misses...More

1  Thank donnytrvl
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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Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570-235 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-532-0025
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