Sushi Gion Matsudaya
寿し 祇園 松田屋

Kyoto Sushi

Japanese sushi artisan serving innovative Edomae sushi

“Gion Matsudaya” is currently listed in the Michelin Guide as 1 Star and is tucked away in a quiet alley of Gion in Kyoto. The owner and head chef, Kazunori Matsudaya has a very diverse background, broadening his horizons by doing a variety of things such as living in New York for a year, studying at a language school, doing delivery jobs, and photographing tourists. He would like his guests to enjoy sushi by having the full experience at the counter by watching, eating and interacting. Strict attention to detail and consideration is paid to everything, such as the low unvarnished counter-style table made of hinoki wood, and the roomy high-back seats, all of which were designed by the owner with the comfort of the guests in mind. Popular with guests from around the world, Matsudaya’s mission is “to put a smile on everyone’s face from their counter”. Only natural ingredients sourced from the market are used. There is no fixed menu, as Matsudaya provides only the best fish of the day. Matsudaya’s fluffy sushi rice gently melts in your mouth and they utilize various professional techniques to bring out the maximum umami and exquisite flavors of the seafood. Matsudaya only has 7 counter seats, and we recommend this restaurant for those seeking to enjoy sushi and sake in the unique, mature atmosphere of Kyoto.

Address 570-123, Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Business hours Two slots available. Dinner is approximately 2 hours.
Closed Mondays
Directions 8-minute walk from Kawaramachi station (Exit 1), Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
5-minute walk from Gion shijo station (Exit 6), Keihan Main Line
Telephone +81-75-561-3338
Price Dinner
¥18,500 (¥20,350) 16-17 Nigiri sushi only
¥25,000 (¥27,500) Appetizers and 10-11 sushi
¥25,000 (¥27,500)【Kosher Course】Chef's selection of Nigiri Sushi+Seasonal dishes

※Prices in the parentheses is the price with tax included.
Service Charge 10% service charge required
Seating 7 Counter seats
Smoking Prohibited
Children Children 12 years of age or older (exception made if the whole restaurant is privately reserved)
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking None (please use nearby coin-operated parking).
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 site.
※Payment for reserved courses with a credit card is requird.
※Any additional orders that you make for food or drink at the restaurant are to be paid for at the restaurant after your meal.

570-123, Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto


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