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Gion Manzara

#266 of 11,529 Restaurants in Kyoto
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570-128 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-532-3619
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Easy English menu. The complaints on here are way off or they have never eaten in Japan before. We had the seasonal course. It took about one hour to get through everything and was very well paced and tasted great. Would recommend to anyone looking for a reasonable dinner in gion district.

Thank officersreview
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Royal Park Hotel the Kyoto nearby and the hotel recommended we go here. It seems like nearby hotels have some sort of deal with the management. We were very underwhelmed- the wine was not good, the portions were very small, and nothing tasted good. The fried chicken was poor quality and flavorless. We ordered the pumpkin... More 

1 Thank Maureen S
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It's a very cute and somewhat upscale izakaya with a nice, low-key vibe (and excellent fried chicken)!

Thank Adam W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A great Kyoto experience. The food was great although the service was a bit slow. We took our shoes off and sat upstairs. The best dish was the restaurant specialty - Japanese beef cutlet and lettuce rolled sushi. This was an amazing dish. It's quite large as well - could have been good for a meal.

Thank shsef51
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great small plates including stewed pumpkin, miso grilled cod, green tea rice with salted salmon, and more. In the historic Gion geisha district.

Thank Jeff B
Hong Kong, China
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155 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We seemed to be the only foreigners in the place which is set in the old town and is in a beautiful old building. Shoes off when we went in which is normal now to us so we had high expectations following a recommendation from the Hyatt. But the food was just disappointing. Portions here are small for a start.... More 

Thank Domirwin
Buffalo, NY
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Gion Manzara was recommended by our hotel (Hyatt) and we were pleased with the food and the service. Restaurant offers different styles of food prep. We ordered mostly teppanyaki and were very pleased. Also, they were able to accommodate my needs for gluten free

Thank niagarariverfatman
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We discovered this place using an app called "guru-navi" (Gourmet Navi), a Japanese App while we were walking around Gion and looking at various restaurants (typically 6,500yen - 12,500yen for a set meal), so we're feel thankful that we got to Gion Manzara! The portion of food was good and for the 2 of us, we spent a total of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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225 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

A friend who had lived in Kyoto recommended Manzara for typical Kyoto food, not too exotic, not too expensive.  It was our last night in Kyoto.  Tomorrow we would return home. Our hotel called to make reservations for us. Apparently the restaurant's main location was fully booked and we were directed to a second location, not far from our hotel.... More 

Thank DoctorPaul
Nagano, Japan
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388 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very nice place, good food, reasonable price. The Sashimi dishes were a bit disappointing, but all other foods, were really great !!! At first, staff did not seem to be happy too much about a group of foreigners entering the place, but the girl who served us all evening, was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed the food very much.

Thank Shlomi T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570-128 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-532-3619

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gion

Neighbourhood Profile
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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