Gion & Kiyomizu Temple SushiJan. 14, 2016 UPDATE
Try the small size “Mame-zushi” originally for Maiko in Gion

Mametora Gion

Mametora Gion
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”.
Our Comments
Popular in Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
Highly Recommended
Top shops and spots loved by our editors and highly recommended to be listed on your itinerary.
Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
Good for Fans
Hideaway shops and spots of worthwhile destination. Recommended if you are keen on these genres.
For Enthusiasts
Very popular among enthusiasts on these genres. Not always suitable if you are not particularly interested.
I was so amazed by the cuteness of this “Mame-zushi”! After hearing that this sushi is originally for Maiko who are not supposed to open their mouths widely, I understood more about the history behind. It is interesting to note that you don’t necessarily put soy sauce on the sushi as they have enough taste in themselves. As there are many staff who speak English, please feel free to ask any questions!
Mame sushi course
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
How to Order & Eat Gion Mametora

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.
Appearance Photo Gion Mametora
Mametora Gion
Categories Sushi
Phone +81 75-532-3955
Address 570-235, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074
Directions 5-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Stn.
Hours 11:30am - 2pm | 5pm - 9pm
Reservations Yes
Closed Open everyday
Notes Please note that it is better to reserve a seat before you visit this restaurant
Price range
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¥4,000 - ¥10,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
Good for With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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There is an English menu in this restaurant. There are several staff who speak English, so please feel free to ask any question.
Menu English
Languages spoken English
Number of seats 78 seats
Private dining rooms Available
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Mametora Gion +81 75-532-3955 ¥4,000 - ¥10,000 2/3

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