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Kyogoku Kaneyo京極かねよ

Seafood Cuisine

A venerable eel restaurant founded at the end of the Taisho period located in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The warm and retro looking exterior looks the same as when the restaurant was established and stands out all the more amongst the throngs of buildings in Shinkyogoku. The key to the shop’s flavor is a secret sauce passed down for one hundred years which brings out the savory deliciousness of plump eels from Lake Hamana. Particularly popular are the standard eel rice bowl and the restaurant’s famous “kinshi-don”—eel rice bowl topped with an egg fried Kyoto style. One of the restaurant’s customs is the “Kaneyo Yose” held each month, an event which includes live entertainment with a meal.


Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Hexagon Tong New Shin Kyogendo Entrance Matsukeba-machi 456 (Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea)

phone 0752210669


Review of Kyogoku Kaneyo

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/03/17 Overpriced and average
Average quality of unagi and very overpriced. It was around $25 for a small bowl of unagi on rice (only three small pieces of unagi). Would not recommend.
Reviewed:2018/10/21 Very Bad Taste and Over-priced
The eel quality is really bad. This is definitely over-priced and even comparing to the tourists’ areas and pricing. Cheating the travellers and no heart.
Reviewed:2018/08/17 Do not order the set menu
We ordered the set unagi menu at a price of 1,800 yen. The amount of unagi was ridiculous, and it wasnt the best weve tried in Japan. Bad value and very expensive....

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Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Hexagon Tong New Shin Kyogendo Entrance Matsukeba-machi 456 [ map ]
Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea
Irregular holidays
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (Space Separate areas for smoking and non-smoking)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available (Appointment upon reservation, Available as long as available)
English Menu

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