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Mishimatei

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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405 Sakuranocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-221-0003
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Thu - Tue 11:30 - 22:30
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Tokyo
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196 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The restaurant looks expensive according to the menu and price at the entrance but their meat shop section is great and affordable. The best beef we ate in Japan, although there is less fat than Kobe beef which is excellent for health conscious persons. We bought 1200 yen per 100 gram beef and brought half kilo to our friends house... More 

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CA
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was our first trip to Kyoto, after reading reviews from Tabelog ( Food Reviews among Japanese).I decided to book our Thanksgiving dinner at this restaurant. It can be tricky to get reservations at this place as many reviewers mentioned Enough said, the meats are high quality, the beef sukiyaki is the BEST. Our family are meats lovers; we typically... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

if you want to experience very good sukiyaki, you've come to the right place. The service is good and there is a certain protocol to follow. Lunch is more affordable compared to dinner.

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Thank TravellingKiwi1231
United States
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Mishima-tei serves the best sukiyaki there is. It has perfected it over the last 143 years. You can find beef, vegetables, and fruit (for dessert) of similar quality at upscale supermarkets and in department stores in Japan for a home party at less than half the price you will be charged here. But you will not be able to recreate... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Simply put, the most amazing sukiyaki I've had in my life, and I love sukiyaki and have tried many places. But the reviews below are right, you really need a local to book for you / take you there. We were lucky that we were on a tour, and our guide called them up in advance for us, spoke with... More 

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Thank Lxndse
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949 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 810 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I love the sukiyaki at this restaurant... Very good beef, very good service and very good ambience .. Recommended to any tourist who is in town ..

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1 Thank yeoc468
Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Whether you are a beef lover or not, you are going to fall in love with this place. The beef sukiyaki is the BEST I have ever tried (and tbh I am very picky on food). We came here for lunch (I recommend you do so as the quality of the set lunch is the same as dinner but HALF... More 

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1 Thank Joyce F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I was in Kyoto with a Japanese friend and it was my birthday. My friend treated me to lunch at Mishimatei! Her father was in med school in Kyoto (WWII time) and it was his favorite restaurant. I can certainly understand why! The setting is perfect...a beautiful private room with our private server. But it's the food that really stood... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife accidentally went into this restaurant while looking for a shabu shabu rearaurant for lunch. Neither of us had had sukiyaki before, but I have to say, this was a great experience. The building is beautiful, a little piece of history hiding in a shopping center. As you walk a gentleman checked our shoes and we went... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We tried last night but it is reservation only. We asked the hotel & they booked us in. Private room dedicated server. Beef to die for. Service exceptional.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Sakuranocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-0003

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Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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