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Scorpione Gion

381 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-5054
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“carbonara” (2 reviews)
“duck” (3 reviews)
“sashimi” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Japanese
381 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

About 10 years ago, after 14 days of Japanese food, we were looking for something non-Japanese. We stumbled into an "Italian" restaurant that turned out to serve delicious and innovative Italo-Japanese fusion (think pasta with yuzu sauce and sashimi). We were eager to return after...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It was a very rainy evening in Kyoto, we had just finished a 4 hour walking tour, we were wet, cold and hungry!! We literally stumbled upon this lovely Italian restaurant by the water!! We walked in and were greeted by our gracious host. A...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Located in 125-year-old machiya (townhouse), Scorpione has been restored and provides a the perfect atmosphere for the chef’s innovative cuisine. As to be expected in Japan (at this price point) the ingredients and preparation were inventive and excellent. I had a delightful Carbonara. Lunch JPY3000-8000;...More

Thank inNewEdo
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were wandering aimlessly looking for somewhere to eat on our first night in Kyoto and turned around and saw this place. The waiter (who was fantastic) made sure we understood it was Italian and not Japanese :-). The interior is lovely, dimly lit and...More

Thank Madbenjoel
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited for dinner and it was pretty good. The starters were reasonable but a little basic. I was expecting a little more than mozzarella and ham. Ok it's an Italian restaurant but I would hope for something a little more creative....More

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Nice italian mix with japanese products. Elegant and great atmosphere but overpriced. Was a good restaurant, but there are better options in this quarter. Small dishes if you are hungry, but yhe presentation and yhr service is excellent.

Thank Thecatalanboss
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I took my two teenage children for dinner, while visiting Kyoto. The staff was warm and professional from the moment we headed up the path, attending to our every perceived need or desire. The food arrived promptly and was exquisite - prepared to perfection! I'm...More

Thank Migwans
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

My partner and I needed a quick lunch before leaving Kyoto. We had tried a lot of Japanese restaurants so were keen on having something more European. Scorpione had amazing lunch deals, around $AU25 for entree of pasta, main was lamb and dessert and coffee....More

Thank Ebony H
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Based a write up in a travel guide and the other reviews, I had been looking forward to this but it did not live up to expectations. The 'fusion' aspect of the menu was minor; I don't eat meat so I chose from the a...More

2  Thank poptastic
Reviewed 5 September 2014

So we were completely amazing that this place was empty aside from us. We loved it and thought the food was on pare with restaurants in NYC. The host/waiter was so good to us. This was an excellent break from Japanese cuisine. Great location to...More

Thank ssbelltx
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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Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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  • Address: 381 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-525-5054
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