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Isshi Soden Nakamura

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136 Tomikoji Oike Sagaru Matsushitacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-221-5511
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are many kaiseki restaurants to chose in Kyoto. We decided on this one based on the 3 Michelin stars, the positive reviews, and the ease of making a reservation. I faxed a request in English and promptly received a confirmation in English. I also saw on YouTube the chef making the signature dish of white miso soup. We chose... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

This is the best dinner experience one can have in a lifetime. It starts at the arrival, when somebody is already waiting for you at the door, to take your shoes and take you to your private room. The room itself is exquisitely decorated. The polished red table is particularly eye-catching. The service is simply amazing. The staff treats you... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

It has its Michelin stars, thus the price was higher than what we usually paid in Japan. However, it was so far the most beautiful meal of my life and certainly one of the best. The whole experience was a great pleasure from the beginning to the start. From now on, when I hear Western chefs saying, that they want... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

3 star Michelin restaurant serving a formal style of food called kaiseki. No menu, with 8-10 courses of wonderfully crafted plates of food. All presented in a traditional way, each introduced in Japanese. Each party eats in a private room and you are welcomed and guided through you experience in a very personal way. They even wave you out at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$132 - US$220
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Tomikoji Oike Sagaru Matsushitacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?