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“Gorgeous gyoza”
Review of Senmonten

Senmonten
Ranked #355 of 12,238 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gorgeous gyoza”
Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Awesome gyoza and well worth all the amazing reviews.
Google maps worked perfectly to find it and the advice it is opposite the Man in the Moon pub.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Fabulous gyoza, friendly and helpful staff. Well worth the visit and the many great reviews. As a solo female traveller I appreciate how easy and comfortable it is to dine alone in Japan and this place was no exception.

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San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Must visit in Gion!”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We spent 2+ hours last night trying to find SenMonTen, a few tips: With the river at your back, get out of the Gion station and start walking towards the big temple (Maruyama) at the end of the shopping arcade on Shijo dori. Half way to the temple, you'll see a large pedestrian gate of some sort on the right hand side of the street--look left and you should see Tully's Coffee on the left hand side of the street. Take a left just after Tully's at the corner and walk about 2 short city blocks. On the right, behind a few other signs, you'll see SenMonTen's white sign tucked away. Clearly, the gyoza was worth the effort, but the trip to find it nearly broke us! Many of the local shop owners knew the spot, so feel free to ask if you get lost further.

We polished off 100 gyoza with a single order of the cheese (it's great but we wanted the original). With 2 beers, 100 gyoza, small rice and pickles, it only cost us $75US. We'll be back!

  • Visited March 2014
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Gold Coast, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Senmonten II - Revenge of the Cheese Dumpling”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

So we're back at Senmonten after out last adventure in 2013. As usual it took us about 3 hours to find because we'd already had a few beers prior to getting dinner. It also took a while to find as it was closed on one particular day and they had their sign turned off... Protip to locate this place - it's opposite the "Man in the Moon" pub.

However, we went back to the next day and all was well. Bulk dumplings, bulk sake, bulk fun. It seems that the Senmonten R&D department have been working overtime though. Their latest insane creation is a delicious dumpling, coated in cheese and blowtorched until it melts. OMG. Can't even deal.

To conclude, anyone who goes to Kyoto needs to go to Senmonten. It will literally change your life. Literally.

  • Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Potstickers to die for!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We had pretty good directions from our Lonely Planet book, so finding it was not a problem. It is tiny but the gyoza were the best ever. That is all they do and there are just two varieties (pork and vegetarian) but they were wonderful and the staff were busy but friendly and accommodating. We would have gone back there is we had a few more days in Kyoto.

  • Visited October 2013
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