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Gion Moriwaki

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Japanese: Kaiseki

Gion Moriwaki Description

Located in the heart of Gion, Kyoto, Gion Moriwaki is a hidden gem that offers an authentic Japanese dining experience. Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, this restaurant takes pride in serving exquisite dishes that showcase the rich flavors and artistry of Japanese cooking.

Step into Gion Moriwaki and be transported to a world of elegance and tranquility. The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated with traditional Japanese elements, creating a serene atmosphere that complements the dining experience. The attentive and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide you through the menu and provide recommendations.

One of the standout features of Gion Moriwaki is their meticulously crafted dishes. Each plate is a work of art, beautifully presented with attention to detail. From sashimi to tempura, every dish is made using the freshest ingredients, ensuring a burst of flavors with every bite. Don't miss their signature dishes such as the melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu beef and the delicate Kyoto-style sushi.

What sets Gion Moriwaki apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to preserving the traditions of Japanese cuisine. The chefs here have mastered the art of balancing flavors and textures, creating a harmonious dining experience that will leave you craving for more. Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for an unforgettable dining experience, Gion Moriwaki is the perfect choice.

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Gion Moriwaki Overview


570-177 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0074


+81 (0) 75-525-1030


5 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station (Keihan Main Line).
8 minute walk from Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line).

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Thur: Closed
Fri: 6:00PM-7:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-12:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM

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Reservations Accepted

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Gion Moriwaki Reviews

Gion Moriwaki Google Average Rating



"I stumbled upon this hidden gem of a kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto, and it was a culinary delight from start to finish. The traditional ambiance added to the charm, and the food was truly exceptional. Every dish was a work of art, and the service was impeccable. A hidden treasure for anyone seeking an authentic Japanese dining experience." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I have never had such a pleasant culinary experience in my life. First of all, the food is amazing for the price. Delicious and very artistic. The restaurant is small and intimate. You can see the chef preparing all the food. The server lady is sharp. She knows when you are glass is half full!! She wears cute kimono and serves you so well. When my bf and I were trying to decipher what was written on a paper in one of the dish, she came up to us all of sudden to explain using translator. She is so attentive!! This taught me that language is not what is necessary to provide good service. We would love to come back to this kaiseki restaurant next time.


Our third (fourth?) visit over the past six years to Gion Moriwaki. This is a gem of a high end kaiseki restaurant. The dishes are fresh, seasonal, and served with a unrelenting attention to creative flavor, detail and perfection. Small - eight counter seats and one table. Dishes are served in beautiful ceramics and glassware. Cash only- $100+ per person with beverages. Not to be missed.

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