English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 104 reviews)
“This review is sooooo long”
This review is sooooo long overdue! I thought I wrote one back in 2016 but, can’t find it. So here I go... It Was my 65th birthday and I wanted to have a very special Omakase sushi in Kyoto!! Was staying at the HOTEL MUME and the wonderful staff recommended. They made the reservation for me month...s in advance. The husband and wife owner were so sweet. Yes, it is cozy 6 seat only Restaurant. We loved all the sushi made for us. We also made friends with the 4some that came in after us. All Friends from different parts of Japan getting together. All the pictures Gion Matsudaya are pretty much what we had😋🥰. I still think of this special meal and ambience. Chef Matsuda, for my birthday gave me special green tea blended for their restaurant!❤️
Visited June 2020
“Amazing Sushi from Gion Matsudaya.”
Amazing Sushi from Gion Matsudaya. Very intimate and small setting. Place is lovely and you can watch the chef prepare all pieces. A plus is that the chef will give you the names in English. Owner/ chef, wife and daughter are very pleasant in this family business. Very fresh fish and the taste and t...exture make it one of the best I have ever tried. Definitely a must go if in Kyoto.
Visited February 2020
An intimate 7 seats restaurant. All seats are at the counter and you get to see the chef in action. Chef was quiet but friendly, communicating with us in adequate English. We enjoyed the meal tremendously. We also got to try some cuts of fish which we don't get so commonly locally such as Buri sushi.... Visiting a good sushiya is a rite of passage in Kyoto. We booked our seats through Pocket Concierge.
Visited December 2018
Very enjoyable date for me and my girlfriend. Very intimate space just us and chef Matsuda. Every bite, was a delight 😊 We paid 36000 yen for the whole course, so while expensive you also get what u pay for. 5/5
Visited July 2019
“The Best Kyoto Sushi ”
We had the pleasure of dining with chef Matsudaya during our visit to Kyoto. We opted for the sushi + option. It’s hard to overstate what an exceptional dining experience this was. The preparation, freshness, and taste of the sushi were amongst the very best we have ever had. Each course had sim...ple and well-balanced seasoning to perfectly pair with the fish. Chef Matsudaya explains each course and speaks excellent English. This is a family run restaurant which made the experience that much more authentic. Highly recommended!
Visited June 2019