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Gion Samboa

Gion Samboa Description

Gion SAMBOA is a renowned bar and restaurant located in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan. It has been selected as one of the top 100 bars in the country for 2022 by both the Gion SAMBOA Bar and the Tabelog Bar. With a rating of 3.76 out of 5 stars and 160 reviews, it is a popular choice among locals and tourists alike.

What sets Gion SAMBOA apart is its unique fusion of bar and restaurant, offering a delightful combination of delicious food and a vibrant atmosphere. The menu features a variety of dishes that showcase the best of Japanese cuisine, with a focus on fresh ingredients and traditional flavors. From sashimi to tempura, each dish is expertly prepared by skilled chefs who take pride in their craft.

The interior of Gion SAMBOA is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The combination of modern and traditional elements adds to the overall charm of the restaurant. Whether you're looking for a casual dining experience or a place to enjoy a few drinks with friends, Gion SAMBOA is the perfect choice. So, if you find yourself in Kyoto, make sure to visit this exceptional establishment and indulge in the culinary delights it has to offer.

Gion Samboa Overview


570 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0074


+81 (0) 75-541-7509


8 minute walk from Shijo-Kawaramachi Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 3:00PM-12:00AM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 4:00PM-12:00AM
Wed: 4:00PM-12:00AM
Thur: 4:00PM-12:00AM
Fri: 4:00PM-12:00AM
Sat: 3:00PM-12:00AM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Gion Samboa Reviews

Gion Samboa Google Average Rating



Love this place. Small bar where you order whatever you want. They don't have a menu. It's mainly locals there. No foreigners.


Bartenders were really helpful and nice, had great insight about the drinks and local scene. A little more on the expensive side: 1 whiskey and 1 beer for 3500 yen...other than that a very nice jazzy whiskey bar!👌😎


Always an experience. We did a 25000yen night. Who cares. Enjoyed, will be back maybe again in two years. Someone please bring them (or the clients) a drink book.

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