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Higashiyamasanjo Higashiiru Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0027, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-5559
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (10 reviews)
“fried chicken” (2 reviews)
“tuna cheek” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
Higashiyamasanjo Higashiiru Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0027, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant seemed popular but I can’t think why. A mandatory starter (served as an excuse for a service charge) bought us a teaspoonful of rice, a raw quail egg and a couple of tiny pieces of (admittedly nice) tuna - that’s 500 yen each...More

Thank Chortlepuss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals and most enjoyable restaurant experiences we have had. Terrific food, the freshest sashimi, my seared steak melted in the mouth, and great service. We first dined here in 2014 and 4 years later, it has improved even further. We were...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really good, especially akaten (fish cake) and hotaro-ika (baby squid). As a tsukidashi (starter not in the menu, given by default and charged) we had tuna cheek, which is rare. The food may be accompanied by special sake such as the one...More

Thank Gianluca C
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Nice meal on our first night in Kyoto. The 500 yen cover charge, which is not customary in all/most restaurants, was OK. It came with a nice appetizer, which was worth it. The atmosphere is quaint. The food all but the udon, was excellent. We...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to have this place close to our B&B. This was my wife and daughter’s first real experience of authentic Japanese food. Delightful sashimis and really great tempuras, served by friendly staff. Would definitely go back again if I pass by.

Thank Far S
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the area and, having visited once before a few years back, decided to try again. It has become popular with foreign tourists and there are quite a few guest house in the area recommending Bamboo. The restaurant offers a pleasant environment,...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Really good sake and food! The staff was incredibly friendly and the food so tasty! The portions are small (they are more like tapas dishes), which is great so you can try lots of different foods. We ordered about 6 dishes in total, drank plenty...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Reading the other reviews, I wonder what alien planet I just arrived from. The food was overpriced (we were mis-charged), service was apathetic and slow, and the food portions less than modest and just edible. During our lengthy wait we did get to see the...More

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Good restaurant, close to the sights in Higashiyama and the subway station. Outside the touristy area.

Thank Jens C
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Walked past this restaurant a couple of days ago with my boyfriend and liked the menu and came to have a dinner tonight. They serve tapa type of Japanese food. Very delicious and reasonably priced. A dinner of 6 dishes, a beer and sake in...More

Thank Lifang Z
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 37 - USD 42
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higashiyamasanjo Higashiiru Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0027, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-5559
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