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Kappo Sakamoto

Gion Sueyoshicho, Higashiyama-ku | 1F EF Bldg., Kyoto 605-0085, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-2136
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“chef” (22 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Gion Sueyoshicho, Higashiyama-ku | 1F EF Bldg., Kyoto 605-0085, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is opposite where the goggle map pointer is placed. It’s across the river and should be excessed by the road before the river. It’s behind a building with a small entrance. Only 6 seatings at the counter plus 2 tables for 4 each....More

Thank WilliamC5851
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I love the restaurant and the location. The food was really good and tasty. The service was perfect. The menu was long but we manage to eat the all menu. Thank you to the chef.

Thank TatouColette
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is well located and you can enjoy the nice views while dining. The food served was Kyoto kaiseki Style. Menu was beautifully hand written. While the food were nicely presented but somehow the food lack some wow factor. Still it was a nice...More

Thank Xiafei C
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Keiseki - traditional course, especially from Kyoto is something to try if you care about culture. It might not be for everyone. If you are hungry and on the budget this is not the place. Keiseki is something you should prepare yourself to try, obey...More

Thank Spikydevil
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The food was very good but there were too many courses. It was very hard to get in but when we got in we saw a real geisha.

Thank WestsideMom1
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Kappo Sakamoto is an exceptional restaurant and you should do your very best to get here for a meal. Chef Sakamoto creates dishes of finesse, elegance, and artistry. They look amazing from the variety of bowls in which they are served, from the layering of...More

1  Thank Julie2246
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We had been in Japan for 2 weeks - Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takayama, Kirushiki, Nara, and now Kyoto - experiencing some great authentic Japanese dinner cuisine. While it was wonderful, quite frankly we were getting a bit tired of the 8+ courses and the usual order/presentation...More

3  Thank TravelCrazedToronto
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Food was beyond superb. Surroundings simple and humble and serene An unassuming serene backdrop for splendid culinary artistry There is a quiet reverence for chef Sakamoto amongst the staff, not forced, just seems like they are full of respect for his skill He himself seems...More

Thank roxygirl100
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We had a little trouble finding the restaurant but once inside everything was good. Nice views over stream. We sat at the counter and had the special menu. Ever one of the courses was presented exquisitely and the tastes and textures were amazing. The chef...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We went for the full tasting menu, and it was worth every penny. Each course was more delightful than the one before. My favorite course was the Hokkaido crab with corn and cherry, while my husband's was the duck with mustard marmalade. Chef Alex is...More

Thank jloug
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gion Sueyoshicho, Higashiyama-ku | 1F EF Bldg., Kyoto 605-0085, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-2136
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