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

updated: May 24th, 2024

Experience the innovative cuisine and exceptional hospitality at Gion Owatari in Kyoto. Enjoy unique dishes with distinctive flavors, prepared with care using high-quality ingredients. Highly praised for their ayu and Himi buri specialties. Don't miss the tamago kake gohan finale. Book now for a truly outstanding dining experience.

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    Gion Owatari is a restaurant located in the Higashiyama ward in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
     It is approximately a 12-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station and about 519 meters from Gion Shijo Station.
     The restaurant offers 8 counter seats in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
    At Gion Owatari, they serve dishes with a unique cooking method.
     Many reviews mention the distinctive flavors of the dishes, saying they are quite unusual.
     The hospitality and friendliness of the staff are also highly praised.
    The chef at Gion Owatari emphasizes the use of high-quality ingredients and prepares each dish with great care.
     Their specialty dishes, such as ayu (sweetfish) and Himi buri (yellowtail from Himi), are especially renowned for their exquisite taste.
     The tamago kake gohan (rice topped with raw egg) served as a finale is also highly recommended, with many guests coming back for multiple servings.
    Gion Owatari is known as a difficult-to-book restaurant, and many people struggle to secure a reservation.
     However, it is certainly worth a visit, as the experience is truly outstanding.
    We invite you to visit Gion Owatari to savor their innovative cuisine and enjoy their exceptional hospitality.


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