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Gion Unagi Kawato (Gion Unagi Kawato) is an elegant eel restaurant that has appeared in Gion.

04/01/2024 open

Located just off Hanamikoji, this restaurant is an elegant place that makes use of the atmosphere of a former traditional ryokan (Japanese inn). The view of the tsuboniwa garden from the seats is filled with light, and a peaceful time flows through the restaurant, making you forget the bustle of the Gion area.

Kawato Introspection

The Kansai style of grilling eel as it is is important to procure good quality eel first," he says, carefully selecting fatty, thick, and large-sized eels from Mikawa-Ichishiki in Aichi Prefecture. The charcoal fire, which is difficult to control, is used to grill the eel to an optimal level of heat for a crispy, aromatic flavor. The hard rice and sweet sauce made from Yamagata Prefecture's Sasanishiki rice, selected to match the eel, are a perfect match, and the aroma is appetizing and perfect for the hot season.

Japanese fluvial sculpin (fish, Cottus pollux)

The Uni-jyu (eel and sea urchin) and Uni-yakuro-jyu (eel and salmon roe), which are lavishly topped with sea urchin and salmon roe, are even more invigorating, and many foreigners visit the restaurant for these dishes. The restaurant also offers counter seating perfect for solo diners and private rooms hidden in the back of the building, making it a perfect place for a variety of occasions.

Kawato Cuisine

Eel and salmon roe stacked with eel and salmon roe for 4,950 yen. It is packed with eel and salmon roe in soy sauce, making a big impact. It is served with eel liver soup and steamed egg custard.

Gion Eel, Kawato

  • Eelgrass Eel
  • 04/01/2024 open
  • 572-27, South side of Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station
  • Tel. 075-741-8590
  • 11:00-14:00 (LO/13:30)
    17:00-21:30 (LO/21:00)

  • 7 days a week
  • All seats non-smoking Fully private room available No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/unagi_kawatou/
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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