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“Fun,casual,reasonable izakaya”
Review of Gion Kappa

Gion Kappa
Ranked #1,125 of 13,590 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighbourhood: Gion
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Neighbourhood: Gion
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Our wonderful hotel recommended this casual izakaya to us. It is full of locals,and a few visitors. We ended up going twice while in kyoto and were treated like old friends the second time. We sat at the counter and it was fun to see what our neighboring diners were eating. There is an English menu...but if you are familiar with izakaya places it will help you feel comfortable with what to expect. We ate mostly grilled and cooked items and we enjoyed the chicken wings,grilled salmon,roasted rice balls,and many other small dishes. I think everything was 390yen each so it's really reasonable. A good "real" dining experience in gion

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Paid about 12000 yen for four of us. Most items were Y390. Some delicious - grilled octopus, croquettes, maguro sushi roll, green chili peppers. Some not so delicious - beef cutlet was chewy. We sat on tatami mats in the back and had an eclectic group of Italians and Japanese with us. Wouldn't recommend it for the food, but we had a blast in terms of a good time!

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Reviewed 29 May 2012

This was a cozy and fun place to eat where everything was 390 yen. I guess I was so interested in the food that the person next to me had that he shared some with me!

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Reviewed 28 December 2011

We have returned many times over the years to the Gion Kappa, a small informal restaurant in heart of the Gion entertainment district favored by locals. You sit at a counter that surrounds three sides of the kitchen; the food is prepared in front of you and handed to you by the chefs. You can order a la carte as you go along. The menu - English or Japanese - has dozens of choices, including sushi, beef kebabs, yakitori, chicken meatballs, tempura, fish, soups and salads, beer and sake. Dinner only. Inexpensive. Two blocks north of Shijodori on the east side of Nawate-dori. A good idea to be there when they open (6PM daily, 5PM Sunday).

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