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584 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2741
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible18%
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“rice dish” (2 reviews)
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584 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I'll start by qualifying this review... this is my first kaiseki meal in Japan, so I have little basis for comparison there. But it is not my first meal at a Michelin starred restaurant, so my review is based objectively on comparing this to other...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Entirely authentic Japanese experience All Keiseki meals prepared with utmost care, and some flavours may not be the most valued by western palates - but the standard is unquestionable. Fantastic care has gone into each dish and the textures, flavours and colours impress. 8 seats...More

Thank nikolai69
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The moment we stepped into the restaurant, we felt the friendly and welcoming behavior from the host. This simple restaurant makes you feel very relax. We were given a private room, and the lunch set was a total of 11-12 dishes. All the dishes were...More

Thank Seok Ting C
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I came to Chihana after Ryugin and Yoshitake Sushi, the former is the best of traditional Japan food and the latter is as good as you can get for sushi and sashimi. Chihana provides a fresh air of surprise as compared to the two. Each...More

1  Thank lanxg
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Dinner was extraordinary. But as another TA reviewer reported, the flavors are subtle and traditional--nothing highly innovative or fusion oriented. The meal began with salmon with grapefruit and ended with an amazing glass of fresh orange/apple juice. In between were many dishes, including eel, crab...More

1  Thank Peter V
Reviewed 5 January 2017

After visiting a few restaurants with 1 and 2 Michelin stars we looked forward to visiting our first with 3, which Chihana has held for a number of years but afterwards we were left scratching our heads and wondering why. We were also surprised with...More

Thank cro-magnon
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Honestly, this was probably one of the biggest culinary let downs I've ever had. We were so excited to try many michelin starred restaurants during our visit to Japan and Chihana really shocked us for how bad the experience was compared to even non michelin...More

1  Thank Francesca A
Reviewed 18 November 2016

On the face, the restaurant is subtle -- the pathway leading to the restaurant door, to the detail of the cedar trimmed rooms with the washi green wallpaper that glimmers with the velour wasabi green seats. The service was spot on. Timed perfectly, not slow,...More

Thank tchenla
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were all very disappointed !! It can not be a 3 Michelin star, not even one star! Bad selection of dishes, poor taste, no news to offer... sorry but I will not recommend.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive before I went because of some of the bad reviews here, and after going there, I have no idea at all why would anyone not recommend a place like this! Food was an excellent 12 course affair with the freshest...More

Thank Eleanor X
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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Average prices
USD 93 - USD 346
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 584 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-2741
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