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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food, not too crowded, service was great. There’s even free water and free delicious green tea. The food was overall very good even the rice alone

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sushi at excellent prices! Its really cozy and the service its really good!! Definitely will come back to this place

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing sushi and gluten free options with gluten free soy sauce! We went to the restaurant after the bamboo grove. There was a bit of a wait, however it was absolutely worth it - the staff were fantastic and the food was divine; they were...really clear on what I could and couldn’t eat which was fab! Absolutely recommend, particularly if you’re in the area (and even if you’re not!).More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Great sushi, wonderful staff! Small place, we waited about 20 minutes but was well worth it. Some interesting pieces of sushi, I had never experienced.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Some of the best sushi we’ve had during our time in Japan. The staff and chef were very friendly and accommodating. The fatty tuna was some of the best I’ve ever had! This place is small and tucked away so watch out for their signs...along the man road, you won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Such an amazing spot. I got the whitefish sushi and tuna roll and it was the best sushi I’ve ever had and our favorite meal in Japan. The staff are super sweet and are accommodating to English speakers. The fish was fresh and they offered...free green tea. There are only 16 seats so better to go early rather than later. There’s a little sign up sheet/waitlist that you can put your name on with the party members and they come out and call you. 10/10 recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

We went with my brother to Sushi Naritaya after doing the bamboo grove nearby, as well as visiting the Tenryu-Ji Temple and the Okochi Sanso. So it was very refreshing. We arrived around 11.30 am and there was already some people eating there. It is...not lavish nor does it stand out in its location. The staff was very welcoming. They served fresh products and the sushi's were well made. It was really worth the price. There is no "special sushi's" or a particular receipe that is advised, just very well made sushis that, in my opinion, translate the will to prepare the food the right way for the customer to enjoy and that is what we expected. They serve only around 60 persons per day so be aware of that if you want to try. Also there isn't a lot of places (16 people can eat at the same time if I remember well) but it is part of the charm and make you feel like you are eating with people you could bond with as well as somewhere private. It was a very good experience and I would recommend it. We would go back to eat there when we come to Kyoto next time.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Delicious and fresh salmon, tuna, fatty tuna. Ordered to table in less than 5min. Super friendly service. They are humble but effective in their delivery. Definitely worth a visit. Need to make your way off the Main Street and find it in a mini plaza.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023 via mobile

We went there on a tip from a Gluten Free website as my daughter has Celiac Disease. Super friendly server and chef made sure that all was safe and had GF Soy Sauce available. Super fresh fish with generous portions of fish on each piece...of sushi. You can get cheaper sushi around but the quality is worth the extra money. Excellent sea urchin, salmon roe and sea eel were the highlights. It’s on the main tourist street near the bamboo forest but set back a little so like for the sign. Google Maps does a good job of getting you there.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023

Friendly and delicious. We saw a sign from the sidewalk of lovely pictures of their sushi and we followed them through a courtyard and found this place of friendly people who made us a delicious meal on a very rainy day. Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

Amazing food, everything was extremely fresh, they were very accomodating and aware of our Islamic needs, the staff were extremely friendly, and by the time we finished our meal, their "sushi master" greeted us and gave our kids some gifts, this was a truly memorable...experience. If anyone is planning on going, do go early, as they only serve 60 persons a day max, so even though they officially close at 15:00, it doesn't mean you are guaranteed to enter, we were there ar 13:00, and there were only 6 vacancies after us.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023

This place is worth the wait and worth making a detour to visit. It is a small restaurant that had some of the best sushi we had while in Japan. It is in an area with some other fast service restaurants so we got on...the waiting list and had some beers and appetizers at the food stands outside. Everything here was good. We also got some sushi rolls and soup. Great place for lunch after the monkeys or bamboo forest. Staff was friendly, and english was not a problem.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 April 2023

Amazing fresh sushi. Super fast, kind service. Came here with 9 friends and they were able to seat us and served us so quickly. Loved it!!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

Our first time in Kyoto and chanced upon this small but cozy Sushi restaurant. The staff are friendly and efficient in preparing the freshly made sushi and sashimi even though we were in a big group. The tuna, salmon and red sea bream are simply...fresh and have to be the best we've ever tasted. Definitely highly recommended. 👍🏻👍🏻More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023 via mobile

Great sushi with good portion sizes Really enjoyed the fatty tuna and sea eel(which is local to this area). Looking forward to coming again next time

Date of visit: March 2023
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Sushi Naritaya is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5