Gion Roiro
祇園 呂色

Kyoto French cuisine

The unique French Restaurant with a refined black design and a black lacquer counter.

Gion Roiro earned a Michelin Star after its first year and has been garnering a lot of attention, currently a restaurant that is increasingly becoming difficult to get reservations at in Kyoto. The restaurant gets its name from the Japanese word “roiro” meaning shiny black lacquer. The restaurant’s sleek black interior design produces an almost royal atmosphere which exudes comfort and elegance.

The Owner-Chef Hiroyuki Koshimo has won multiple international competitions, widely recognized for his remarkable skills as a chef. To further enhance the experience of his guests, Chef Koshimo has partnered up with manager and veteran sommelier Yoshihiro Sahashi, who is also the manager of the Kyoto Sommelier Association.

Gion Roiro has a very unique atmosphere and is unlike any other French restaurant you may have been to: all counter seating in front of chefs who prepares your dishes right before your eyes. The concept of  the restaurant is simple. To strive to create delicious dishes that its guests will love and to display its immaculate preparation to their eyes. They hope that guests completely immerse themselves in this dining experience and forget about the passing of time.

Guests are taken on a journey of sensations. Floating aromas, sounds of the ingredients being cooked, the artistic plating, and of course the brilliant flavors. All the dishes express the chef’s skill, cultivated sensibilities, and sincere personality. Additionally, every dishes can be enjoyed with a wine pairing recommended by the sommelier.

Those lucky enough to be seating at the black lacquer counter of Gion Roiro are certainly in for a memorable dining experience and unforgettable time.

Address 5th Floor, Izawa Bldg, 266 Giommachi-kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Business hours 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays
Directions 4-minute walk from Gion-Shijō Station (on the Keihan Main Line).
7-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station (on the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line).
Price Lunch Course: ¥12,100
Dinner Course: ¥24,200

Wine Pairing: From ¥8,470
Service Charge 10% service charge required
Seating 10 Counter Seats
Smoking Prohibited (smoking area available near elevator)
Children Guests 16 years and older who can order a course are welcome.
※ Children aged 15 years and younger are not permitted.
Wi-Fi None
Language Japanese-speaking staff only.
Parking None
Dresscode No particular dress code enforced.
However we ask that no casual wear be worn (shorts, t-shirts, sandals, etc. ).
Payment method Please fill out the reservation form on this website.

※Payment for reserved courses is required.
※Any additional orders that you make for food or drink at the restaurant are to be paid for at the restaurant after your meal.

5th Floor, Izawa Bldg, 266 Giommachi-kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto


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