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リゴレットスモークグリルアンドバー Rigoletto Smoke Grill and Bar

  • Italian
  • Gion / Kiyomizu-dera Temple Area
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  • Price Rangelunch1,000~2,000JPY、dinner4,000~5,000JPY
  • ClosedOpen every day

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Gion / Kiyomizu-dera Temple Area
570-192 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
  • Italian
Opening Hours
[Mon-Thu]11:30-26:00, [Fri-Sat]11:30-28:00, [Sun]11:30-23:00
Open every day
Price Range
Date of post:2016/10/24

Gion Late Night Spot with Bar & Smoke Grill

Feel hungry in Gion but it’s late and most places are closed already? Don’t worry. Here is the perfect spot for you. It’s Smoke Grill & Bar Rigoletto Kyoto, which serves Spanish & Italian dishes and wide variety of wines both reasonable and premium. They are open till 2am on weekdays, 4am on Fri & Sat and 11pm on Sundays. Many places in Gion can be mysteriously expensive and close early. Here, everything is clear and you can relax. The bar counter on the first floor is excellent for drinking. If you arrive late night and still looking for dinner, the table is available too. They serve lunch too.

The direction is easy enough. Go to Hankyu Line Kawaramachi station and go toward East on Shijo Street. Find yourself in the intersection of Hanamikoji and Shijo. Go down to South and make LEFT on the 4TH corner. Go straight until you see this traditional Machiya style restaurant with the Red Lantern hanging in the entrance. Oh, this is located in the middle of Geiko / Maiko district; so you might encounter one on the street if you are lucky. Outside is Japanese Traditional Tea House, but interior is Contemporary and the ambience is classy. Perfect for a romantic occasion too.

They serve Spanish and Italian dishes made with smoked ingredients. They use fresh Kyoto originated kinds of vegetables called Kyo-Yasai, which are highly praised. The price is quite reasonable considering the location and good quality ingredients they use. There are some examples.
 Bagna Cauda 1300JPY; the veggies are fresh and savory.
 Red snapper Carpaccio (Chef's Special); they only use fresh fish in season.
 Shrimp Ajillo 500JPY; they have a good variety of tapas for 300JPY or 500JPY!

Besides the food, there is another thing why I recommend this place. It’s THE BAR. They have this gorgeous bar counter, so you can go there alone and their attentive bartender will be there for you. This is a huge remark for people like me who hesitate to eat at dinner table alone. Plus, their wine list is huge. They serve both reasonable house wines which are all 2500 yen and also premium kind of wines.

So, if you find yourself in Gion, this is a convenient spot either for late dinner or drinks. They get busy on the weekends, so it’s a good idea to call and reserve your table before you go. Here is the info.

Address: 570-192 Gionmachiminamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074
Phone: 075-532-0112
Email: rigoletto.smoke@huge.co.jp
【Mon-Thu】11:30 am-02:00 am
【Fri,Sat】11:30 am-04:00 am
【Sun】11:30 am-11:00 pm
(Lunch/11:30-15:00 L.O)
Seats 140(1 Private Room for up to 10 people)
Credit Cards: DC, DINERS, JCB, MasterCard, VISA

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