Gion Moriko



Gion Moriko

Soft, aromatic and silky apricot seed pudding

The original Moriko opened in 1995 on Shijo Horikawa intersection and serves Cantonese cuisine lightly arranged to suit the Japanese palate.  The restaurant then moved in 1999 to its present location on a little street to the north of Chion-in Temple along Shirakawa Stream.  “No strong spices or animal oil are used for our cooking because we want to offer a light and delicate taste which is an important characteristic of Kyoto cuisine.”  True to the legacy of the previous chef who respected the true taste of ingredients, the present chef always challenges new ideas by using unique ingredients brought directly from China and Taiwan.  He even makes the skin of spring rolls and apricot seed pudding for dessert by hand.  Considering the quality and the effort he makes, the prices are very reasonable clearly contributing to the ever- increasing number of their fans.The apricot seed pudding, which is also available for take-away, is a special dessert made by hand from scratch.  The rich aroma of apricot seed spreads immediately in the mouth and disappears softly.  They provide the pudding for take-away in a container (400 yen) but will also serve it in an individual cup if requested in advance.  Moriko’s Special Lunch Box is also a great choice for take-away.  The box is full of their delicious dishes including spring rolls and shrimp tempura.

Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. Introduced in Hiru, Gion wa Tanoshi magazine, Fujin-gaho, August issue, 2014.  *Information is subject to change.


Name Gion Moriko
Address 556 Shirakawasuji Chion-in-bashi-agaru Nishi-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-531-8000
Hours 11:30-13:30 (L.O.), 17:00-21:00 (L.O.)
Closed Wed. (open if Wed. is a national holiday)
Resevation Reservation recommended
URL http://www.morikoh.com
Recommended Apricot seed pudding in a cup (400 yen) is a popular as a gift; Reservation required at least 3 days in advance if order more than 10.