English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 24 reviews)
“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
“Well deserved Michelin stars”
Well deserved Michelin stars (2) for the kaiseki dinner experience. Great attention to detail. Very good balanced and chosen dishes. Nice Japanese traditional setting. It is a dining experience for the senses.
Visited September 2017
“My favorite restaurant in Kyoto..”
This place is really really good.. the ambiance is amazing.. In middle of Gion - the old ancient town of Kyoto. I would highly recommend.
Visited November 2016
“Below average food for a premium price ”
We had been recommended this restaurant for a birthday lunch. We had a ten course kaiseki meal that left us very underwhelmed and USD$200 per person poorer. Low points - A 2 Michelin star restaurant should not use disposable chopsticks. Absolutely unforgivable. Glutinous rice and red bean dish ha...d the consistency and flavour of 2-day-old rice left in the fridge. One dish was literally white rice and corn. That's all. The desert was sliced fruit and a basic sorbet. Dish presentation was very ordinary. Just food on a plate, really. Inconsistent and large gaps between each course. Good points - Beautiful private room. Very attentive waitress. Nice sake. Absolutely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I'm dumbfounded that this has 2 Michelin stars.
Visited September 2016