2024 Michelin Kyoto Japanese Restaurant : Gion Sasaki (3 star)

updated: June 17th, 2024

Discover the unique and creative cuisine of Gion Sasaki in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Indulge in luxurious ingredients and innovative dishes at this acclaimed restaurant. Explore the skilled chefs' meticulous attention to detail and immerse yourself in the storytelling experience. Come and savor the flavors of Gion Sasaki in the heart of Higashiyama-ku.

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    "Gion Sasaki" is a restaurant located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
     It is a 10-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station or a 12-minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line Shijo-Kawaramachi Station.
     The restaurant has a total of 26 seats, with 13 counter seats, 7 separated counter seats, and 6 zashiki (traditional Japanese-style tatami mat) seats.
    The restaurant's lunch hours start simultaneously from 12:00, and dinner hours begin from 18:30.
     The restaurant is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and occasional days.
    At "Gion Sasaki," you can enjoy not only the cuisine but also the storytelling and performances by the proprietor.
     The restaurant has received high accolades from Michelin and Gault & Millau for its unique culinary creations.
     Although photography is allowed, uploading photos on social media is prohibited.
    The cuisine at Gion Sasaki is characterized by its creative dishes using luxurious ingredients and innovative ideas.
     The menu offers a variety of options, including "Mizudashi Uji Tea Sencha" (cold-brewed Uji green tea), "Hojicha Tamago Shirako to An" (roasted green tea-infused angel fish milt with apples and sauce), and "Thai Pâté Aka Kabu no Hakkō 1-nenkan Nekashita Karasumi Kamasu" (Thai-style pâté with fermented red turnips and aged bottarga whitefish).
    The skilled chefs at Gion Sasaki pay meticulous attention to the ingredients and preparation.
     Their expertise shines through in dishes such as "Awaji Island Tai Sashimi" (fresh sashimi of sea bream from Awaji Island) and "Niku no Youna Butsugiri Toro no Tsuke" (fatty and tender marinated tuna belly resembling meat).
    Gion Sasaki has recently undergone renovations, providing a refreshing ambiance with the scent of new wood.
     The open kitchen and the efficient movement of the chefs can be observed.
     Although photography is not allowed, this creates an environment to fully immerse yourself in the enjoyment of the cuisine.
    We invite you to experience Gion Sasaki's delicious dishes and the proprietor's storytelling.




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