Dec. 22, 2022 UPDATE
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Enjoy the highest-grade beef from Japanese Black cattle at Gion Karoku
Gion Karoku is on the south-side of Gion, on an area where you have a plethora of choices when it comes to fancy dining. It’s a popular Japanese BBQ (Yakiniku) restaurant where you can enjoy the best beef possible while you enjoy a view of the inner garden. All the meat served at Gion Karoku has to meet the strict quality standards of the best Japanese Black cattle, which is why they only serve beef with a rating of A4 or better. The meat here is fatty and full of umami, but the taste is very refined, as expected from meat of this caliber. The beef cut with which you can taste this to its full potential is the under blade roast, which literally just melts in your mouth. The restaurant is also famous for its dessert room. After you finish enjoying your meal, you’re guided to the dessert room on the second floor. The spirit lamps on the table are all lit, and the atmosphere is fantastic, perfect for something sweet after a tasty meal of wagyu beef.
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Lunch: Tuesday-Sunday, Holidays 11:30-14:00 (Last order 13:00, last entry 12:30) Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday, Holidays 17:00-23:30 (Food Last order 22:00, Drink Last order 23:00)
Mondays and New Year’s holidays. There are other temporary closing days.
VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners / Accepted.
Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Number of seats
Private dining rooms
Non smoking / smoking
No smoking. Paper cigarettes: No smoking／ Electronic cigarettes are allowed in private rooms only.