restaurants / Japanese

Lonely Planet review

Sited on one of the most beautiful streets in Gion – Shirakawa-minami-dōri (also known as Shimbashi) – this charming restaurant offers excellent tempura in refined surroundings. Unless you choose a private tatami room, you’ll sit at the counter and watch as the chef prepares each piece of tempura individually before your eyes. Considering the location and the quality of the food, this place is great value. The restaurant is across a bridge; look for the sign on the street. Lunch is available with advance request.