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Gionrakuraku

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570-122 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-532-0188
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New York City, New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had a fabulous kaiseki dinner (traditional multi-course Japanese dinner) at this restaurant. Creative design; multiple dishes; very high end food. This is great place to try kaiseki. Great food, great cuisine and a great location in Gion. You need to reserve your seats ahead of time before going there. Use your hotel concierge to make your reservation for you... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

My husband and I enjoyed an absolutely stunning kaiseki dinner at Gion Rakuraku. We selected the middle priced of the kaiseki dinner sets. The presentation was beautiful, the taste of each dish was amazing. We sat at the counter and quite enjoyed watching the chef prepare dishes. They also were great with English and had a sheet explaining in English... More 

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Macau, China
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I did my research on the web and came to learn about this place that has received good reviews. And I was glad that I have selected it. The restaurant is small but the environment is cozy. The owner as well as his staff were all very friendly and gave us a warm welcome. We had no problem in communication... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Came across this restaurant by chance, walked up and down the street and then selected this place. Very glad we did. Had the cheapest of three kaiseki menus and it was quite sufficient. The food was absolutely delicious and the service very good. The propietor speaks good English and made us feel very welcome. Not cheap but I would recommend... More 

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Satoshi N, オーナー at Gionrakuraku, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm words for our Gion Rakuraku! It was nice to have you here. We are grad that you enjoy our food. If you have chance to come Kyoto, please come to see us! Yours, Satoshi Nakata More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We dined at this restaurant a few years ago and remember the experience very fondly. We found the restaurant by chance and had such a great time on our first night that we returned again the following evening. The chef was exceptional, the menu is seasonal and we also got to meet the owner who was also very knowledgeable and... More 

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Satoshi N, オーナー at Gionrakuraku, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm words! We still remember you coming twice in one trip. We are happy to have you as guests and also friends. If you have chance to come back to Kyoto, please come and see our face! Thank you again! Yours, Satoshi Nakata More 

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This place serves very high grade Japanese beef. Service is also good. Recommended to come here for a meal if you are around.

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Satoshi N, オーナー at Gionrakuraku, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! Please come to Kyoto and visit us again! Yours, Satoshi Nakata More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 27 - USD 45
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570-122 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-532-0188

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Gion
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 glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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