2024 Michelin Kyoto Japanese Restaurant : Shimogamo Saryo (1 star)

updated: May 24th, 2024

Enjoy authentic Kyoto cuisine at Shimogamo Saryo Main Branch, located in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City. Indulge in meticulously prepared dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Relax in the serene atmosphere while overlooking the beautiful Japanese garden. Savor the flavors of Kyoto cuisine at this renowned restaurant.

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    Shimogamo Saryo Main Branch is located in Kamigamo Minamikawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
     It is a 9-minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station on the Keihan Main Line.
     The restaurant has 50 seats and offers a serene atmosphere for enjoying meals.
    Known as a renowned traditional Kyoto cuisine restaurant established in 1856, Shimogamo Saryo is highly praised for its meticulous dishes.
     They offer a variety of seafood dishes, including sea urchin, sea bream, sea bass, and tuna.
     The tender octopus dish is also particularly impressive.
    Inside the restaurant, you can enjoy the beautiful garden view, creating a luxurious ambiance.
     The dishes are carefully prepared without unnecessary embellishments, and they are highly regarded for their delicious flavors.
     However, some reviews mention that the distance between the staff and customers was slightly awkward.
    At Shimogamo Saryo Main Branch, they serve kaiseki-style cuisine, offering a range of dishes from appetizers to side dishes, grilled dishes, rice, and dessert.
     Their distinctive feature is the use of locally sourced vegetables and seasonal ingredients.
     You can also savor delicacies such as fresh bonito and slow-cooked beef.
     The meal ends with sea bream seasoned with sesame and tsubaki mochi (azalea-shaped rice cake) accompanied by matcha green tea.
    Additionally, Shimogamo Saryo Main Branch offers a Champagne Makers Dinner, where you can enjoy Maison Bollinger's champagne while indulging in Japanese cuisine.
    At this restaurant, you can savor delicious seasonal dishes.
     From shirako (cod milt) to sashimi and shrimp potatoes, various dishes are available and highly praised as "excellent.
    " The dessert includes sweetened roasted soybeans and matcha, providing a simple and satisfying ending.
    Shimogamo Saryo Main Branch allows you to dine while overlooking a Japanese garden.
     The garden, meticulously maintained for over 100 years, exudes a sense of wabi-sabi.
     You can enjoy the combination of the cuisine and the garden, savoring the beauty of Kyoto cuisine.
    This restaurant also offers a course priced at 15,000 yen, allowing you to enjoy this space at a reasonable price.
     The quality of the dishes is exceptionally high, with no compromises on ingredients or techniques.
    While Shimogamo Saryo Main Branch also offers courses priced at more than 8,000 yen, even ordinary people can be satisfied with the cuisine.
     The excellence of the ingredients, the beauty of presentation, and the depth of flavor stand out.
     In particular, the rice is exceptionally delicious, especially when paired with "chirimen sansho" (small dried fish with Japanese pepper).
    On Valentine's Day, you can also enjoy an afternoon tea at Shimogamo Saryo Main Branch.
     You can indulge in light meals and sweets while overlooking the garden, and beverages such as coffee and tea are unlimited.
    Shimogamo Saryo Main Branch is a restaurant that offers authentic Kyoto cuisine, emphasizing the quality of ingredients and meticulous cooking.
     The beautiful garden and tranquil atmosphere are also appealing, making it worth a visit.


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