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Gion Nishi 祇園 にし

Gion Nishi / 祇園 にし

Gion Nishi is a kaiseki restaurant near the Kodai-ji temple and 8 minutes from Gion Shijo station. A sliding wooden door leads to a long bar and tables. Despite his youth, Chef Nishi Junpei is an expert in Japanese and Western cuisine. He transforms the Kyoto tradition into a more eclectic concept. His dishes are elaborate, well balanced and delicious. The service is meticulous and the food is presented in beautiful traditional pottery. The menu is Omakase and you can choose between two categori ... es for lunch and another two for dinner. There are 8-10 high-quality dishes with various textures and methods of preparation from seasonal products. The steamed dishes, rice dishes and appetizers are spectacular. There are only 2 Omakase tasting, or chef's recommendation of 6000 or 12000 yen at noon; or 12000 or 15000 for dinner. We recommend booking. Tip: The owner is an expert sommelier. Let yourself go in the pairings.




From: 12:00
To: 15:00
Last Order: 12:00 (Chef's tasting menu starts)
Avg Queue Time: Only by reservation
Closed: Monday to Thursday.


From: 18:00
To: 23:00
Last Order: 19:00 (Last entry for Chef's tasting menu)
Avg Queue Time: Only by reservation
Closed: Monday.