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Restaurant Yonemura Gion

481-1 Kiyoicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0821, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-533-6699
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“cold pasta” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, French, Fusion, Fujian
481-1 Kiyoicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0821, Kyoto Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time visiting Yonemura in Kyoto where the chef himself is masterfully making great dishes. Japanese with French influence. The plating is wow!

Thank IMShmupi
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I guess taste is a personal thing, but for me there wasn’t a bad note in this 10 course degustation meal. My family on the other hand found one or two things challenging, but given the number of dishes that is no problem. The balance...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant 5 times in 5 years and it never disappoints. Chef Yonemura has the Midas touch and everything he presents is beautiful as well as delicious and unique. Great wine list and magnificent service make this place one that we will...More

Thank SaigonStevo
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Don't waste your time or money dining at Yonemura Kyoto. The Food is so complicated the natural taste and freshness is destroyed. The menus sounds great, I felt excited about the meal but i think the young men who prepare each dish are unaware of...More

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Kappo dining, fusing kaiseki sensibilities with western touches (eg. Wine pairings available, in addition to sake and beer) in a lively setting set withing a beautiful house near Yasaka Shrine. A contrast with the much more serious traditional kaiseki roots (and typically somewhat serious setting)...More

Thank Alfbo
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My husband and I dined at Yonemura during our visit to Kyoto. We chose the restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and the Michelin guide. We were warmly greeted by the staff upon arrival and sat on the counter overlooking the kitchen. It was a lot...More

Thank Woodstocky
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This one of the new fusion-type restaurants that are breaking the mold of traditional Japanese cooking, which even when brilliantly prepared, as much of it is, can seem a bit repetitive. Yonemura's version is a wonderful amalgam of French and Japanese. Think "Flatfish Meuniere, foie...More

Thank Slopie25
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is recommended to tourist who are in town. The restaurant has nice ambience, food is tasty and artistically decorated. Prices are not cheap but still affordable....

1  Thank yeoc468
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I booked this restaurant through the hotel not really knowing what to expect but thinking it would be pretty good from articles I had read. The taxi took us to a small doorway down a quiet lane that opened into a tiny but beautiful Japanese...More

3  Thank occasional_typo
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I loved this place. An inviting space, great staff and a menu that challenges and delights with its hints of French techniques and flavours with a solid Japanese base. Other reviewers have said that didn't like the cold pasta with hairy crab and sea urchin...More

Thank EatDrinkCycle
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USD 54 - USD 134
Japanese, French, Fusion, Fujian
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 481-1 Kiyoicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0821, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-533-6699
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