English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 30 reviews)
“Excellent Kaiseki style meal”
Went to check out Gion Maruyama on the advice of the concierge at the Ritz Carlton Osaka. They have individual rooms so my wife and I were set up in one room by ourselves with two waitresses. They were extremely accommodating, eg noticing when my wife was cold and turning up the heat and being r...esponsive with temperature controls. Additionally, we asked them to speed up the meal and they were able to get us out at record time for kaiseki. At the end of the meal they were nice enough to prepare a taxi with the destination for us so it was super easy. The chef himself came to say good bye at the at end and walked us out. The food itself was very good - stand out dishes for me was the clam and eel soup, and the beef sukiyaki, though everything was delicious.
Visited October 2019
What a spectacular culinary adventure and treat. My wife and I decided to go with our own private room instead of eating at the counter, and we had one of those memorable evenings. Each of the numerous courses were presented beautifully and it was extremely obvious that great care and skill went i...n to every single ingredient prepared for us. We had our own dedicated server (who could not have been nicer) and when it came to the grill course, two preparers grilled our three different seasonal fish dishes right outside our room. The owner, Yoshiko Maruyama, even came to our private room to make sure we were pleased---which of course we were. I cannot recommend this experience enough--if you are looking for a special romantic dinner, this is hard to beat. Check out my photos for more details.
Visited April 2019
“Superb kaiseki experience”
Make sure to make reservation in advance. Fujimoto san was very helpful in helping me with the booking despite the language barrier. We went for lunch and go for Y12000 set menu. It was sublime. The private room with japanese garden really enhance the experience. Great service from the english speak...ing waitress.
Visited March 2019
“Attentive, Inventive, Sublime”
The experience was everything a traditional Japanese dining experience should be and more. Pacing was perfect, food was delectable ... but it is pricey.
Visited September 2018
“Much better than I expected”
My family and I reserved a simple lunch at Gion Maruyama. We paid for a fair price menu and our meal was much better than expected. We especially loved the starter (the persimmon dish). We also loved the clear soup. Service was attentive and excellent before, throughout and after our meal.
Visited December 2017