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Gion Tanto

#81 of 11,599 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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372 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-525-6100
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really disappointed with the meals we got here. Our lunch which consisted of 2 pancakes and some udon noodles cost over 4500 yen. It was definitely nothing special, they were very thin and almost crepe like. I felt it was not worth the price. The cafe is cute though and the outlook is nice.

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Thank Katie F
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this restaurant was close to our hotel having received good reviews - so tried it on impulse - had to join the queue but were advised by customers leaving that it was worth the wait. It was! A good choice of options given the size of the establishment and very enthusiastic staff/owners. Very efficient - orders taken whilst... More 

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Perth West Aust
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed noodles at Gion Tanto, quick & tasty food cooked on hot plate in front of you. English menu available so easy to choose. Great location in side laneway off the busy Gion Main Street. Lovelly area close to canals.

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Thank RhondaPerthWestAust
Stavanger, Norway
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Gion? Hungry? Looking for authentic setting and cuisine? Oh and excellent taste, selection and efficiency? STOP right where you are. You will not regret the wait. If you are a hefty eater as well, simply order the extra helping. By the way I am a very picky eater and I left full filled and this restaurant will exceed your... More 

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Thank Gary U
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had such a delicious meal here with a friend: we shared an order of udon noodles as well as the okonomiyaki. It was truly delicious and well worth the wait! (Reservations were not possible). Highly recommended...and in a lovely little corner of Gion as well!

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Thank globetrotter1979
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food great staff, beautiful location to look at the cherry blossom while eating. We enjoyed the mixed okonomiyaki the staff speak good English.

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Melbourne
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular Japanese restaurant. The food was sensational. Had to go back three nights till there was an opening. Go early to avoid disappointment. We had the seafood okonomiyaki , the special mixed grill and seafood special fried rice ... all incredibly flavoursome. Not the cheapest nor most expensive night out in Kyoto but definitely the tastiest. Highly recommended. 5 star... More 

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Jakarta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, (our group consisted of 6 people), stumbled upon this place while looking for another place recommended by an app I was using. Gion Tanto is a cozy little eatery where you sit cross-legged on the floor. The table consists of a teppanyaki-style heatable sheet of steel. We didn't know much about ordering Japanese food but some went ahead anyway... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick served. Worth waiting for a 'seat'. Had beef and evening later shrimp. All very good. I recommend this place.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We'd been walking around Gion and stumbled upon this great little place while looking for something to eat. We had no idea what we were in for, but we were feeling brave and looking for a new experience. Ordering off the menu was easy as there was English. We ordered a special pancake and mixed udon noddle plus two beers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 372 Kiyomotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-525-6100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gion

Neighbourhood Profile
Gion
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 glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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