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) #383 of 11,630 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
Higashigawa Hanamikoji Shimbashi Kudaru, Higashiyama-ku | 1F Take Kaikan, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-532-0820
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“gyoza” (20 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“limited menu” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
Higashigawa Hanamikoji Shimbashi Kudaru, Higashiyama-ku | 1F Take Kaikan, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I think they might have offered a couple of rice-based dishes, but we went for the gyoza, for which it is known. My wife and two twenty-something sons all loved both the pork and chicken versions (which are the full range); I was less keen....More

Thank David270
Reviewed 8 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

Thank DBuksh
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.

Thank lookinforelvis
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...More

Thank RCWashington
Reviewed 6 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...More

2  Thank Travlr3210
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...More

Thank Kamen_777
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,...More

Thank A T
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...More

Thank sands3
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...More

Thank Michele L
Reviewed 1 April 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...More

1  Thank mschr
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higashigawa Hanamikoji Shimbashi Kudaru, Higashiyama-ku | 1F Take Kaikan, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-532-0820
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