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Japanese: Kaiseki

Gion Fukushi

Gion Fukushi Description

Located in the charming neighborhood of Gion in Kyoto, Gion Fukushi is a small Japanese restaurant that offers a delightful experience of seasonal kaiseki cuisine. With its traditional decor and warm hospitality, this restaurant stands out as a gem in the heart of the city. The name 'Gion Fukushi' is a combination of the owner's surname, Fukushi, and the desire to treat every person and thing with heartfelt care.

What sets Gion Fukushi apart is its dedication to using carefully selected seasonal ingredients to create exquisite kaiseki dishes. The menu changes daily to showcase the freshest flavors of each season. The skilled chef, Mr. Fukushi, who has honed his craft in famous Kyoto ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurants), brings his expertise and attention to detail to every dish. From beautifully presented sashimi to perfectly grilled seafood, each bite is a testament to the chef's mastery of Japanese cuisine.

The restaurant's interior reflects the elegance of a traditional tea room, with a stunning counter made of one solid piece of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood. This creates a serene and refined atmosphere where guests can witness the chef's precise knife skills up close. Whether you're dining with family, friends, or someone special, Gion Fukushi offers a tranquil setting to savor a truly memorable dining experience.

For those who appreciate fine beverages, Gion Fukushi is also known for its selection of premium sake. The restaurant takes pride in serving the ultimate sake, crafted by skilled brewers known as 'the gods of sake-making.' The attentive staff ensures that each glass is poured with care, using specialized glassware and pouring techniques to enhance the aroma and richness of the sake.

If you're looking for an authentic taste of Kyoto's culinary traditions, Gion Fukushi is the place to be. Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, and let the flavors of the season transport you to a world of culinary delight.

Gion Fukushi Overview


570-120 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0074


+81 (0) 75-354-5314


5 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station.
8 minute walk from Kawaramachi Station.
13 minute walk from Kiyomizu Gojo Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Tue: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 6:00PM-10:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Sake Selection

Gion Fukushi Reviews

Gion Fukushi Google Average Rating



A luxurious experience from start to finish and definitely worthy of its Michelin star. The chef is friendly and welcoming to foreigners, a little Japanese goes a long way as he will often tell you where the food was sourced from and even the history behind it.

The neighborhood is of course, beautiful and you truly feel cared for by the staff. One of the meals of a lifetime I'll never forget.


The Kaiseki here was truly delicious. The chef and his wife are super nice. There were only 8 counter seats. Although it was pricey, it was most definitely worth it because it was amazing and awarded a Michelin star.


Amazing kaiseki with seasonal ingredients. Despite the language barrier, the chef did a great job explaining each dish to us. Everything was delicious. A little pricey, but worth it for the authentic, delicious kaiseki course.

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