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Among the sea of kappo and kaiseki eateries which populate Kyoto’s Gion district, this formerly Michelin-starred Italian restaurant is an unusual, but very welcome, addition. Although the food is Italian, the service is Kyoto-style, with a set-course omakase menu featuring a series of small plates served over several hours. The classical myth referenced in the title addresses this fusion of styles: an elegant chimera of Italian ingredients, Japanese ingredients, and Kyoto ambiance.
Their signature dish is the roast duck, with a special focus on the provenance of the meat, and even the feed which it was raised on. High-quality lobster, sashimi, and homemade bread also feature. A classic taste of Italy, refracted through the prism of the local culture — Chimera is sure to please lovers of both culinary traditions.
2020 - 1 Michelin star
2021 - none
Chimera Phone Number
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Monday: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
504 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
Chimera Cancellation Policy
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