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.
The chef’s recommended course
/ ￥13000（Tax included, service charge excluded）
A special menu consisting of carefully selected Japanese black beef, proudly recommended by the head chef.
You can enjoy the authentic taste of Karoku!
※Please note that the menu is subject to change depending on availability.
Under blade roast
The under blade roast even looks beautiful, but the taste is something I’d also like you to experience. You can have it with wasabi made in Shizuoka Prefecture or Karoku’s special tare, though it’s really good with either one.
※If you would like Wasabi, please ask the restaurant’s staff.
Karoku classic: Special beef tongue with green onion and salt
The “special green onion mince” is made by mincing white onions without using a machine.
All the white onions are chopped by hand, giving the dish an enjoyable fluffy texture.
Kujo spring onion and minced green onions are wrapped in beef tongue and steamed at the perfect timing.
The moment you take a bite, the taste of juicy Japanese Wagyu beef and the fresh flavor of green onion will spread.
While some of our readers may not be so versed in the world of beef innards, the tongue is a fairly easy one to start with, and at Karoku it tastes absolutely phenomenal, so I hope you will give it a try!
※The number of pieces may be limited depending on the quantity of beef tongues in stock.
You can enjoy desserts and a cup of tea on the second floor after you finish your dinner, so it is my wish that you go up to the second floor to enjoy this room. The feeling you get here, reminiscing about the beef you just had; it’s just special.