Try the small size “Mame-zushi” originally for Maiko in Gion
Mametora Gion/ 祇をん豆寅
Have you ever wondered how Maiko, apprentice Geiko, eats sushi? If you imagine sushi, it is usually a little bit big for one bite even for men. This restaurant “Mametora” offers “Mame-zushi” which is a small and round size sushi for Maiko so that they can eat easily. As you can see in this picture, you may enjoy its beautiful & colorful box of sushi by sight and also by the fresh taste. As it is located in Gion where many Maiko and Geiko work, you may have a chance to encounter them and it w...moreould make you imagine that they also visit this restaurant to enjoy the special “Mame-zushi”.
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1Must Eat !
Mame sushi course / ￥4,200
This menu is more reasonable. Although it wouldn’t come along with Obanzai, various kinds of Kyoto style home cooking, this “Mame-zushi” is their signature dish. If you could have a private room, you may also enjoy the beautiful garden looking through the room. It is interesting to note that you don’t need to put soy sauce on this Mame-zushi as they are already well seasoned.
2Must Eat !
Mame sushi & Mame sara course / ￥6,000
If you visit this restaurant during the lunch time, you can choose from two menus. This set would come along with Obanzai, soup based on white miso, fish (changes every season), “Mame-zushi”, the small size sushi, soup based on red miso and dessert. This small size sushi is very cute and very easy to eat by one bite as it is presented for Maiko who have a small mouth. We suggest that you eat it while imagining that Maiko also taste this sushi.
How to Order & Eat
During the lunch time, there are usually two kinds of menus. For dinner time, they offer 2 kinds of Mame-zushi and 3 kinds of Kaiseki, sophisticated traditional Japanese cuisine brought in courses.
- Order Tips -
As there is an English menu, it is easy to order. If you would like to see what kinds of dish menus they would offer, we suggest that you also refer the Japanese menu.
|Address||570-235, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074|
|Directions||5-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Stn.|
11:30am - 2pm | 5pm - 9pm
|Notes||Please note that it is better to reserve a seat before you visit this restaurant|
￥4,000 - ￥10,000
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted|
|Good for||With Friends, Families with Children|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
There is an English menu in this restaurant. There are several staff who speak English, so please feel free to ask any question.
|Number of seats||78 seats||Private dining rooms||Available|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|