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Excellent Cakes

Great selection of cakes. And great is an understatement. Coffee was good and served in fine... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Singapore, Singapore

Heaveeeeennn. This place is heaven. The best strawberry 🍓 shortcake I’ve ever had!!!!!! And the... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Houston, Texas
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18 Jan 2018
“Excellent Cakes”
6 Apr 2018
“Not as amazing as it used to be...won't be going back”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
570-122 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-531-8878
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Elegant cafe with very limited seated...and limited means they have 3 tables in a window area and about 8 seats at a bar and that's it. It can be confusing when you go in...you order your cakes and then head upstairs for drink orders, but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Great selection of cakes. And great is an understatement. Coffee was good and served in fine china. limited seating, but service was excellent

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Heaveeeeennn. This place is heaven. The best strawberry 🍓 shortcake I’ve ever had!!!!!! And the cheesecake is a dream I will always have!!!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank worlreview
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Gion Sakai has the most beautiful cakes and deserts you will ever see. The Japanese inspired pastry on display looks like you entered a jewelry shop. The seating section upstairs makes for a beautiful and calm place in the middle of the busy Gion quarter....More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Scruffy A
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful boutique dessert store and cafe in heart of Gion. It's a Japanese-French fusion of delicate pastry, cream and chocolate. Cafe was full but looked wonderful. So bought lovely eclairs, pound cake with seasonal fruit, cheesecake and chocolates with different fillings. Each piece...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Gion Sakai is a patisserie in Gion, specializing in Japanese sweets with a Western influence. The pretty shop has a wonderful display of desserts which will bring difficult choices! The works of art are also reasonably priced. The patisserie has an upstairs cafe for the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Hailey T
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Intimidating to walk in since shop is so pristine and beautiful. But don't let that stop you. It isn't as expensive as it looks. The desserts are almost works of art. Yum.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank SSSYum
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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