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Kikunoi

Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“turtle soup” (3 reviews)
“bento box” (4 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

In our 2 week visit to Japan we are at 7 Michelin starred restaurants. This was the most expensive and disappointing. Some dishes were very good. Some were barely edible and we enjoy varied food. We are at a Michelin one star the night before,...More

5  Thank carolpowell60
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The food here is exquisite. The location is intimate. BYOM- bring your own music as this is a quiet kaiseki experience. The food is fantastic. The service is great.

1  Thank ShahramG
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We dined as a group of 4 and advised the restaurant in advance that one of us was gluten free, and one didn't eat meat. The restaurant prepared special menus (including bespoke printed menus) for those two diners. Our set menu dinner consisted of 11...More

Thank travelaussiefamily
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We used to be in restaurants with Michelin stars. This restaurant does not compare to them in any way. The food was routine-nothing special.

3  Thank עמית ד
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A group of 4 of us was fortunate to dine here for lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday whilst visiting Kyoto. We made the reservation 6 months in advance. We booked the private tatami room, the food and service were impeccable. Being April, menu ingredients...More

1  Thank PrincessS0116
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We chose Kikunoi to have our final meal on our trip through Japan and what a memorable dining experience it was. You dine in a private room and partake of numerous courses of beautifully and artfully prepared dishes. This is not a meal or experience...More

3  Thank SteveTait
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Everything about this meal was exquisite. The ingredients, presentation, plates, ambiance, just everything. You dine in your own private dining room on tatami mats, with a big window that looks into a beautiful bonsai garden. We were amazed at how delicious yet simple, earthy and...More

1  Thank ClarBear
Reviewed 19 April 2017

No doubts, one of the best restaurants in my life. Five full stars for the location and for the food. And 6 stars (or more) for the service, really unbelievable. Unmissable restaurant.

1  Thank Adriano C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I did not know anything about this restaurant when the concierge booked it, other than it was supposed to be good. What an incredible surprise! We ate at the "counter", overlooking the garden. The meal was one of the best I've ever had, despite being...More

1  Thank CaWineGuy
Reviewed 23 March 2017

What a lovely place , What a great service What a fantastic presentation. What a terrible food . I have been to 3 stars restaurant everywhere in the world , and this one checks all the boxes , except that the food is terrible ....More

3  Thank brodalo
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Ruben J
20 June 2017|
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Response from ShahramG | Reviewed this property |
No - that is separate. It's an amazing experience and well worth it.
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XiaoHui O
21 February 2017|
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Response from CamilitoCarlino | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest arranging through the concierge at the hotel you are staying in. That is what I did and worked well
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Kwek78
26 January 2017|
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Response from WY78 | Reviewed this property |
I selected the 15000 Yen per person dinner meal. I must say after 11-courses, I was pretty satisfied with the amount and quality of food that you get. Please take into account that the price does not include service tax and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-0015
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