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Isshi Soden Nakamura

136 Tomikoji Oike Sagaru Matsushitacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5511
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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136 Tomikoji Oike Sagaru Matsushitacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the worst dining experience that I had during my 9 day stay in Japan. The meal was not memorable. Cooked Uni was served as sushi. Uni was served in soup broth. Uni was served as an entry. I explained to the waitress who...More

Thank pattyinlincolnpark
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I travel to Japan about once a year and had dinner in almost every worthy restaurant there (except for Kyo Aji in Tokyo). Although, I consider myself a western foodie, I enjoy pretty much japanese food (especially Kaiseki-style dinner). On September 7, was my first...More

Thank joseph c
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

How should I start? The Nakamura family prides itself of passing the family secret to only one heir per generation. Thats the meaning of Isshin Souden. If you talk about being served with the traditional rites, bowed with a kneeling full prostation, this is where...More

Thank LCW0ng
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

One of the good places in Kyoto for Kaiseki. Prices are affordable and seafood are very fresh. Recommended.

Thank yeoc468
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to try the Kyo-kaiseki so this was the only restaurant that we had reserved in advance before going to Japan also for us it was the first time to visit a 3 star Michelin restaurant. We came to this great city one week...More

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Booking for dinners in this 3 - star Michelin has to be done well in advance and it is better to try lunch , if your schedule allows . There is also an advantage having the delicacies at day time as the beautiful garden view...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This probably the best evening I ever spent in a restaurant. I have eaten at three starred establishments in Europe before, but this was an altogether different level. It starts with being taken to a separate room which has a private garden. There is a...More

Thank Jens S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect quality! Perfect service! Perfect food! Thank you Nakamura!!!!! Unforgettable experience! ⛩🇯🇵👘🌸

2  Thank Christophe D
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This place is an institution and the chef artfully presented everything. It's possible that because I got the lowest of the 3 options I didn't experience this in it's finest but I've had kaiseki at other places for less money and walked away more impressed....More

1  Thank Victor W
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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...More

Thank Michelle2012
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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US$132 - US$220
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  • Address: 136 Tomikoji Oike Sagaru Matsushitacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5511
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