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Gion Uokeya U 祇をん う桶や う

Gion Uokeya U / 祇をん う桶や う

Gion Uokeya U elevated the eel "Unagi" gastronomy to another level. The restaurant is run by Mr. Kiyoshi Nakagawa, a National Living Treasure ( a unique Japanese distinction only people preserving important and intangible aspects of the culture can receive while alive, someone who perfected their specialty). The shop is a very small Japanese traditional house "machiya" with tatami floors, just one street apart from Gion district. Their menu is quite short and based on eels. Their signature dish ... is the acclaimed "U Oke". The store's basis of success is on the quality of their food but nothing fancy around. Gion Uokeya U has been awarded one Michelin star. NOTE: Reservation is recommended because it is very popular and their opening hours is limited. Our recommendation is for the customer to book at least two weeks in advance on weekdays and a month in advance on weekends and summer. If you are late for 15 minutes or more without notifying the restaurant, the reservation will be automatically cancelled.


  • Type of Food
    Eel, Unagi
  • Prices
    lunch ¥4,000, dinner ¥4,000
  • Menu Translated in
    English, Speak english
  • Capacity
    24 Seats
  • Payment Systems
    Cash, Credit card
  • Features
    Free reservation
    Reservation requires 2-4 weeks in advance. Cancellation should be at least 72 hours in advance. Reservation will be automatically cancelled 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.



From: 11:30
To: 14:30
Last Order: 14:00
Avg Queue Time: Only with reservation
Closed: Monday.


From: 17:00
To: 20:30
Last Order: 20:00
Avg Queue Time: Only with reservation
Closed: Monday.