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    Gion Ichido

    Japanese cuisine in Teppan-yaki style; something for everyone

    Mr. Takaaki Seki, the owner and chef of Gion Ichido, created a new genre of cuisine in Gion: Teppan Kappo, Japanese cuisine in teppan-yaki style.  He trained himself at a teppan-yaki restaurant in a first class hotel and became independent in June 2011.  What is Teppan Kappo?  His style follows the teppan-yaki technique – grilling food on an iron plate – instead of using conventional cooking methods.  For example, a popular winter dish in Japan is yellowtail and white radish simmered in a pan.  However, Takaaki grills them perfectly on the iron plate with precision timing.  From appetizer to soup, every dish served contains both Japanese and western elements.  The main dish is a cut of beef fillet and the portion is perfect for a satisfactory but not overfilling meal.

    Photo: Katsuro Takashima Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-Gaho,March issue,2013

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    Name Gion Ichido
    Address 1F Gion Matsumoto Bldg. 589 Gion-machi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-561-1949
    Hours 17:00-22:30 (entry by)
    Closed Thurs. & closed irregularly once a month
    Resevation Reservation required
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    Recommended 8 counter seats. Dinner course: 8,400 yen, 10,500 yen, 12,600 yen (a la carte available from 21:00)

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