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Gion Matsudaya

507-123 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-3721-3338
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (28 reviews)
“quality fish” (2 reviews)
“omakase” (3 reviews)
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507-123 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Gion Matsudaya was hands down the best sushi experience we had in Japan and we also dined at Sukiyabashi Jiro (Jiro Dreams of Sushi). The fish was extremely fresh and I enjoyed certain fish that I usually do not like because of how fresh it...More

Thank MViro
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a very expensive restaurant, but if you are looking for a unique sushi/sashimi experience in Kyoto, this is the place! Only 7 seats and very nice hosts! Exciting food!

Thank Juliana S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This place serves good sushi. Good quality fish and affordable prices. Ambience is average and service is good.

1  Thank yeoc468
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We were excited about the meal at Gion Sushi and arrived ahead of time. They started our meal shortly thereafter. We just had sushi prefix and overall it was quite good; however, it did not "wow" me. For 200+ a head it needed to have...More

Thank JW_Cal
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place. Been there for dinner and choose sushi menu. Amazing !!!! Finally I had an amazing sushi. On top of great food and sake Sélection - this place has an very positive and kind energy of small family business where each client...More

Thank Minskgirl81
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Terribly rude personnel on the phone, or I should rather say racist. Although in our company we speak very fluent Japanese, with professional interpreters inhouse, they forced us to call a Japanese native to do a very simple reservation change. Will never work with them...More

3  Thank khornetto
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Probably best sushi in Japan. Only disappointment was the price. 34k yen became 42k thanks to tax, service charge and and two bottles of water and cheapest glass of wine available.

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Eating at Matsudya is a complete experience. We went with the 20 course menu. Each dish was perfectly constructed and delicious. We had sake to accompany, recommended by them. It's a 6 seater sushi bar. Pretty intimate. A good vibe and great choice of background...More

Thank carlsachs
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The chef is a true master and on par with his Michelin-star peers across Japan. Yet another culinary highlight of or trip.

Thank TMK1982
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Hotel recommendation at short notice and wonderful experience. Opted for the sushi and sashimi with sake at 22,000 per person. Worth every yen! Great welcome and ambience by husband and wife team with their son working in the background. Simply sublime sushi and amazing flavour...More

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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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14 September 2016|
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Response from daninofal | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so. It's rice and I suppose rice has gluten. I am just a reviewer , not the owner.
Julian W
17 October 2015|
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Response from whatpatwants |
I think they are only open for dinner, and you probably need your hotel concierge to make reservation for you. Some of the restaurants don't take walk ins.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507-123 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 90-3721-3338
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