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Giro Giro Hitoshina

420-7 Nambacho Nishikiyamachidori Matsubara Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8027, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-343-7070
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“red snapper” (2 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
“omakase” (2 reviews)
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Japanese
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$$ - $$$
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420-7 Nambacho Nishikiyamachidori Matsubara Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8027, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This meal was spectacular. The ambience is amazing and the food is superb. The staff is very nice. Just make sure you get a reservation! That was a challenge. I had to have someone in Japan call for me, as my hotel was unable to...More

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just. Wow. We had traditional kaiseki at a ryokan in Hakone and it paled in comparison to this place. They've literally improved everything about kaiseki--removing all the unnecessary items--and augmenting the stuff that works. I'm pretty sure this place is headed for at least one...More

Thank Anders H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say I had quite an high expectation for this restaurant. I would still recommend it for the beautiful location, the intimate feeling of the space and the price. Still I think the food wasn't special al all...I have to say it has...More

Thank lsnynz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully innovative modern Kaiseki style 8 course meal for the price of one entree in other restaurants. Sitting at the counter and watching the chefs prepare each dish was an experience. Highly recommended.

Thank David G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had an amazing dinner here. The food was outstanding--even more interesting than a three-star restaurant we had visited. Definitely make reservations.

Thank MoniCz
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We were so excited to get reservations here. Our family was stuffed upstairs, luke warm waters not filled often, and 6 out of 8 courses were fish related. One was a cold clam soup which made me want to heave. I can understand a few...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious meal, charming ambiance, very good price, nice service, great experience , very creative .

Thank MartaK50
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband and I booked for a dinner in this restaurant and we were not disappointed! The menu changes every month and is unique. We were placed at the counter, of which we were able to observed the preparation of dishes. The staff was very...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful 8 course meal for dinner! Menu is never the same and be delighted by the friendly service and great food. Ingredients may be simple but quality is not affected. Exquisite cuisine at an insanely good price. Make your reservations early! It was sad seeing...More

1  Thank Chuangdf
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The dinner was fabulous, a real 8-courses kaiseki dinner with traditional dishes revisited. The menu (which is fixed, obviously) changes continuously; when I visited it I appreciated the entrées assorted plate, the cod, the phenomenal tempura with shrimp and coffee sorbet; the desserts were spectacular...More

1  Thank Antonella S
Nearby
Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
...More
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Tatyana F
9 May 2017|
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Response from Angel68_12 | Reviewed this property |
I got a Japanese friend to make the reservation for me as I found the website very difficult to navigate.
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SFVoyageur
5 October 2015|
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Response from chris f | Reviewed this property |
Hi they are western style tables, its a small restaurant but plenty of space for six. Stairs are steep. Enjoy the food is great. Chris
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420-7 Nambacho Nishikiyamachidori Matsubara Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8027, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-343-7070
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