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MAHARAJA Indian Restaurant&Bar

Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-6162
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“curries” (9 reviews)
“paneer” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had been in Japan for a about a week and wanted something slightly different. Came across this restaurant. Went down the stairs and we were no longer in Japan. The food was very nice, but if you do want it a bit more spicier,...More

Thank brightongirlSydney
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My wife and I ate here on the recommendation of a friend. While we like Japanese food, after two weeks in Japan we just needed something different. The Maharaja was perfect! OK, let me start out by saying the level of spices at the Maharaja...More

Thank Paul5795
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We came here because we wanted a little break from Japanese cuisine. Food here is quite authentic and good. Spicy and flavoursome..judt how Indian food should be. We had ordered tawa chicken and paneer butter mazala..chicken was really nice..paneer was a little too sweet for...More

Thank ss_011185
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Good indian food. we tried nan with dal and panner dish. all the items were good. well presented and reasonable size portions.

Thank rkodur
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to mix it up and have a curry in Kyoto as we were able to get a table here - usual standard Indian food rich sauces

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We last visited the Maharajah ten years ago on honeymoon, and it's still there, better than ever. Service is polite and quick, and the food was superb both times we are there. Warmly recommended.

Thank Ivor_K_13
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We just finished a lousy dinner. The cooks here are afraid to use spices. Bland and boring food. So sad for an Indian restaurant. Rarely do we find such poor quality at south Asian restaurants.

1  Thank raymagee
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Popped here after fancying something that wasn't Japanese off the back of a strong trip advisor score and reviews. Did exactly what it says in others reviews- naan bread were excellent. I went for the mutton curry and my wife had a vegetable curry. Both...More

Thank AlexandEmtravelling
Reviewed 7 April 2017

After eating Japanese food for 10 days straight, we decided to take a break and went to this Indian restaurant. The food was in general quite mediocore. The service was a bit too fast, we were served the main course even before we were half...More

Thank Santosh G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This restaurant is located in the Gion area frequented by every tourist to Kyoto and iy has set menu which is quite reasonably priced specially when at central location . We tried Dal and Butter Chicken dishes both of which were cooked up quite well...More

Thank pilgrim_gsa
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
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Questions & Answers
29 July 2015|
Response from JamilAmpang |
Why the beriyani is not using basmati rice but Japanese rice? Doesn't taste beriani at all? Are you sure this is Indian restaurant ? Service is poor. I ordered for masala tea but came only tea with milk without masala taste... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-6162
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