2024 Michelin Kyoto Japanese Restaurant : Gion Mamma (1 star)

updated: May 23th, 2024

Discover the outstanding taste of Gion Mamma, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Kyoto City. Enjoy deliciously grilled dishes in a calm atmosphere.

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    Gion Mamma is a restaurant located on the north side of Gion Machi in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
     It can be accessed by a 7-minute walk from Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan Main Line, or a 3-minute walk from the "Gion" bus stop or "Yasaka Shrine Mae" bus stop.
    The interior of the restaurant has 8 counter seats, creating a calm atmosphere for enjoying a meal.
     The operating hours are from 11:30 to 13:00 for lunch service from Monday to Saturday, and from 17:00 to 22:00 for dinner service.
     However, please note that lunch service is only available for course meals and requires reservations to be made in advance.
     The restaurant is closed on Sundays, but it may also close early on other days, so it's important to be aware of that.
    At this restaurant, you can taste a variety of dishes.
     In particular, it has been awarded stars by the Michelin Guide, indicating that every dish is outstanding and the dashi (soup stock) is delicious.
     The grilled dishes are highly recommended, such as eel, Ezo deer, shiitake mushrooms, and red clams, as they are said to have the best flavors.
    The chefs use seasonal ingredients and cook them over charcoal right in front of the counter seats.
     The meal starts with an appetizer and soup, allowing you to enjoy various dishes one by one.
     The pufferfish milt (shirako) is also melt-in-your-mouth delicious and provides a satisfying experience.
    Gion Mamma is also a Michelin-starred restaurant.
     Despite being a small restaurant with only 8 counter seats, it is often fully booked due to the energetic young chefs and the plentiful amount of reasonably priced dishes.
     In addition to course menus, there is also an extensive à la carte menu where you can freely choose dishes.
    Furthermore, at Gion Mamma, you can enjoy attentive service and dishes that exceed expectations.
     The charcoal grilling station is right in front of the counter seats, allowing you to observe the cooking process like a live performance.
    As reservations may be required at this restaurant, it is recommended to check in advance before visiting.
     Dining at Gion Mamma is a truly delicious experience, where you can feel the skill of the chefs and their dedication to high-quality ingredients.
     We encourage you to visit it sometime.


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