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Kyogoku Kaneyo

456 Matsugaemachi, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8212, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-0669
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“grilled eel” (4 reviews)
“tamago” (2 reviews)
“english menu” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
456 Matsugaemachi, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8212, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy 8min walk from Sanjo station. Tucked in a fairly unassuming side street. Simple menu but truly the best unagi I've tried! Taste of the chargrill kept it moist yet not oily. The set comes with sashimi and soft tamago that melts in the mouth!...More

Thank Jayjaykoh
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This centenarian restaurant, considered one of the best unagi (aka grilled eel) restaurants of Kyoto, proves its quality by the number of locals who frequent it. Our local tour guide recommended it for lunch. And we truly enjoyed the mouth-watering eel dishes that we ordered...More

1  Thank PrincessS0116
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived here thru some Cantonese friends advise. Probably next time I'll stick to TA. Even than some reviews say that food is good, there are many others which strongly disagree. That was our case. The rice was dry. The eel not good enough. The...More

1  Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I have to say it is not bad, but maybe not so excellent as you think. And two people cost almost 5,000.

Thank yao w
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty good unagi place. Found it via the Bib Gourmand and went for a relatively early dinner one evening. There was no wait and the restaurant is relatively large. There is an English menu, which always nice. We ordered the large unagi don with the...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was expecting an experience of top grade unagi to be served at this restaurant, based on the reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor of this restaurant but was sorely disappointed. I have eaten better grade unagi at other restaurants. The quality of rice that was...More

1  Thank jncaridian
Reviewed 31 October 2016

From my research in internet, the comment from local Japanese on this restaurant was above average, so I decided to try it. If I compared the eel rice with what I could have in Hong Kong, that was good. However, when I compared that with...More

Thank edmundduck
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A bit expensive, but food was great. Don't listen all whine below, it's very old and traditional place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

So my husband wanted to eat here because it was recommended on the lonely planet. I think there may be a local menu because they appeared to be getting a different one than what we got. The price was high for what we got and...More

Thank JYW82
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a very old traditional feel. The unagi rice was deliciously hot. Remeber to ask for the egg topping which was soft and fluffy omelette. Simply heavenly.

Thank rtay_88
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find
themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited
by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of
fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are
piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed
outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub
for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes.
Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall
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  • Address: 456 Matsugaemachi, Rokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8212, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-0669
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