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#102 of 8,031 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Kyoto late in the afternoon, and I found this fantastic gyoza restaurant within a 10-minute walk from our hotel. While the inside only seats about 15 people, it didn't matter since I planned to order takeout. They thoughtfully provide menus with English...translations, making it easy to understand the dish descriptions and place an order. Even at around 5 PM, the restaurant wasn't crowded at all. The service was incredibly prompt, and after taking my order, the staff kindly invited me to have a seat and watch the action unfold in the open kitchen. I gained a deep appreciation for the skilled cooks meticulously preparing each handmade gyoza dumpling. The food was absolutely delicious – I could happily eat these gyoza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The flavors were authentically delightful, and the dumplings had the perfect texture. Highly recommended for a taste of classic Japanese cuisine prepared with care right before your eyes! If you find yourself in Kyoto, do yourself a favor and seek out this unassuming little gem. The fresh, handmade gyoza alone are worth the trip!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 25 April 2024

Best meal so far in Japan! Absolute fantastic Gyoza. Must try the black beef dumplings and chicken w coriander dressing. Banana shaped dumplings the biggest I’ve ever seen.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Lovely evening meal, sat in front of the chefs at the counter and loved seeing them make all the lovely food. Had traditional dumplings and Dan Dan mince with rice and it was one of my favourite meals here in Japan!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

We arrived from the bullet train without any dinner reservations. Stumbled upon this place and there seats available at the counter. We ordered shrimp gyoza, greens dumplings, and chicken soup. It was all well prepared, simple, with fresh ingredients. Not very salty and no MSG....And we got to watch them work the wok!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Found this place by accident, the best Gyoza we have ever had. Price is higher than average but well worth it

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

Waited for 20 minutes, then was given a table on the third floor. We got up, was about to sit down when we realised everyone was smoking! We got up and asked if it was ok if we waited for a table in the non...smoking part, it was told no non smoking. Left. People were smoking while they were in the middle of their dinner. Can’t say if good was good. Did that have any, but the staff were friendly. Please make the top the smoking room and leave the rest non smoking. Horrible to sit down in a fog of cigarette smoke to eat dinnerMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020

This is a Japanese/Chinese restaurant. We were looking for a restaurant on a Sunday evening and saw a line outside this restaurant. We waited for 45 minutes and got a table on the 3rd floor and it turns out, every table smokes or vapes except...ours. If you do not smoke, make sure you ask for a table at the counter on the first floor. Thankfully, the food did not take long to arrive and the gyoza was tasty. Dandan noodles was spicy but authentic.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2020 via mobile

Delicious gyoza, friendly waiters, cozy decor and atmosphere. A great place for a warm and casual dinner in Kyoto.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

Was in the area around 7:00 pm and TripAdvisor listed this place as nearby. There was one couple waiting and another couple behind me. The host asked if I had a reservation and then said “no reservation” and shooed me away. So rude! The first...rude person I encountered on my trip to Japan.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 19 October 2019 via mobile

Don’t be turned away from the Queue waiting outside- it moves fast! You will be rewarded ten times over once you take your first bite! The staff is super friendly ( though we sat on the first floor bar where we watched the cook make...everything, but he had a scowl on all night). They have an English menu, too. We also ordered the black colored gyoza, which were great? We would definitely return to try out all the gyoza dishes! 😋More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 18 October 2019 via mobile

Yummy little gyoza joint. Dropped in for take out. Gorgeous pork and coriander dumplings were my choice, partner had the shrimp.. loads of coriander on mine- I LOVE coriander.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

We stumbled across this place on our first trip to Kyoto a number of years ago. We make a point of dining there when we visit. It is a chain but feels more like a suburban restaurant. Was great to see that some of the...staff are still there years later. The menu is extensive (English menus available) but you can’t go past the Gyoza. Delicious! Today we tried two kinds + had fried rice. Thankfully we didn’t order any more food - it was more than enough. Including two drinks each the cost was around 5000 yen. Good service. Great food. Don’t miss it!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

The food was delicious and see the cooker cooking was spectacular but, if you have to eat in the first floor with the kitchen next to you, there is too much smoke and sometimes it disturbs when breathing.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019

Was with new friends and one suggested this place! I love Gyoza and this place did not disappoint! Went back two nights in a row to eat here! Will definitely return here if I make it back!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 29 September 2019

My partner loves gyoza and this small, unpretentious restaurant was close to our hotel. A great find! The menu provides a good range of options, but we were on a mission to check out the gyoza. They were superb and left us curious about the...other food that was being enjoyed around us. Sitting at the counter was an extra bonus giving us the chance to watch the skill of the chefs. Service was efficient. .We will return.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from P5413YEsuzanneb | Reviewed this property |
Hello ! Yes there are 3 floors and from i recall someone was smoking inside the 3rd floor so i think you can smoke there
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Response from davidlamborn | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they have vegetarian dishes but don't think they have veggie gyoza
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There is veg gyoza
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Yes, Tiger Gyoza Kaikan Shijo Karasuma offers takeaway services.

Tiger Gyoza Kaikan Shijo Karasuma is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5