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Guilo Guilo Hitoshina

420-7 Nambacho Nishikiyamachidori Matsubara Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8027, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-343-7070
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (2 reviews)
“omakase” (2 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Asian, Fusion
$$ - $$$
420-7 Nambacho Nishikiyamachidori Matsubara Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8027, Kyoto Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Really good. Lost count of the courses but my photos indicate there were 7. Seated around the kitchen and able to see what was going on. You get a set meal in the Kaseiki tradition. Good choice of drinks - I had regular draft beer...More

Thank MikeLeicester
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We wouldn't have known about Giro Giro were it not for some friends who live in Kyoto. But boy, what a treat it was to eat there! The interior is simple, sitting at a counter top around the open kitchen as dishes are prepared and...More

3  Thank Arabelsea100
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The quality of food was ok. For me, being a foodie, that was nothing special. I liked the presentation though. All dishes were decorated in a very creative way. 2 thing I disliked: there were lots of tourists (80% of the visitors) this destructs you...More

Thank Maryana K
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were excited to visit Giro Giro after reading reviews on Trip advisor. The food was presented beautifully, however it was extremely bland and lacking in flavour. Most of the dishes were very underwhelming. We only enjoyed 2 of the 8 dishes. For the same...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This was recommended to us by our travel agent and was easily the best meal we had in japan. I've been to an awful lot of good restaurants in my lifetime and reviewed lots on trip advisor. I can't remember anything better. My wife and...More

Thank Segaria226
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This meal was spectacular. The ambience is amazing and the food is superb. The staff is very nice. Just make sure you get a reservation! That was a challenge. I had to have someone in Japan call for me, as my hotel was unable to...More

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Just. Wow. We had traditional kaiseki at a ryokan in Hakone and it paled in comparison to this place. They've literally improved everything about kaiseki--removing all the unnecessary items--and augmenting the stuff that works. I'm pretty sure this place is headed for at least one...More

Thank Anders H
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I have to say I had quite an high expectation for this restaurant. I would still recommend it for the beautiful location, the intimate feeling of the space and the price. Still I think the food wasn't special al all...I have to say it has...More

Thank lsnynz
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Wonderfully innovative modern Kaiseki style 8 course meal for the price of one entree in other restaurants. Sitting at the counter and watching the chefs prepare each dish was an experience. Highly recommended.

Thank David G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had an amazing dinner here. The food was outstanding--even more interesting than a three-star restaurant we had visited. Definitely make reservations.

Thank MoniCz
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Tatyana F
9 May 2017|
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Response from Angel68_12 | Reviewed this property |
I got a Japanese friend to make the reservation for me as I found the website very difficult to navigate.
6 October 2015|
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Response from chris f | Reviewed this property |
Hi they are western style tables, its a small restaurant but plenty of space for six. Stairs are steep. Enjoy the food is great. Chris
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420-7 Nambacho Nishikiyamachidori Matsubara Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8027, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-343-7070
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