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Kikunoi

Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$$$
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Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Advantages: - the food (a variety of courses). You will need about 3 hours at the restaurant - the service (very friendly staff) - book the japanese-style private room. We were in the western room (japanese rooms were all filled out) and were given a...More

Thank 88sh8
Reviewed 25 October 2017

If one wants to have a true Kaiseki experience, this is the place to do it. I don't even know where to begin...just the approach to the ryokan alone lets you know that your experience has begun. We were taken into our own private room...More

Thank ShaanS74
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a difficult review to write. Was very much looking forward to experiencing true Kaiseiki dining. Without question service was authentic and gracious. However the dishes did not display the range of flavors and textures I was expecting. Presentation of dishes were also less...More

1  Thank calwinemd
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Located a few mins outside the main area this really does feel like a very exclusive place indeed. 3 michelin stars I believe. The staff are very attentive and the owner/chef's wife spends time chatting about the place, the menu and making sure everything is...More

1  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best Kaiseki restaurant I have tried. Love their innovation and changes of ingredients according to Seasons. A must try place.

1  Thank yeoc468
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Really interesting to enjoy an authentic Kaiseki meal. Gracious and every so polite service in quiet private dining room. As a westerner some of the food was a little on the challenging side, but as a taste adventure it was fantastic, and we ate everything....More

1  Thank Jay E
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
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Shinta D
1 February 2018|
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Response from Jeremy H |
If i remember correctly, the online booking system is only operating during their working hours (look out for Japan time zone). We did our reservations online, and had no problem. They took our credit card details for no... More
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Shinta D
1 February 2018|
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Response from mfranks911 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you try and telephone them to find out what is happening.
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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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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, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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