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Yoshikawa

Tominokoji, Oike - sagaru, Nakagyo - Ku | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
+81 75-221-5544
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Ranked #12 of 3,465 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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KL
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had tempura kaiseki meal at Yoshikawa after visiting some temples and shrines nearby. We made reservations via email, which was very promptly replied by Chisato. We had to select a menu before we made it to the restaurant. We were ushered in to a private room in this ryokan's restaurant which overlooks a garden, and this... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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153 reviews 153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a small traditional tempura bar, run by 2 people. Seeing the reviews we went with high expectations. We ordered a set menu and it was good, but not great. There were some firsts like the chesnut tempura. You get good quality food with good service at good prices but nothing to rave about. Enjoyable and a good value.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We turned up to Yoshikawa having made a reservation through our hotel a week earlier, but they had no record of it. This was obviously a bit of a problem as the restaurant only fits 10 or so people. Not sure who was at fault but Yoshikawa took full responsibility anyway, were very friendly and helpful and remarkably managed to... More

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Cologne, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Delicious Tempura in an authentic Ryokan atmosphere. Though a bit on the pricey side when compared to other food options, it was well worth it and I can only recommend it. We're sitting at the counter and watched the chef prepare the Tempura. With us were only Japanese: three business men and a family of five. It was interesting to... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

After a few days in Kyoto, we decided to go for a tempura restaurant. After checking around a bit, Yoshikawa seemed like a good idea, but we had no idea how good it would actually be. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff very attentive. The food speaks for itself and it was great. Just an amazing experience advisable for... More

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Amazing light touch tempura - way better than anything else we've eaten in Japan. The fish and vegetables were perfectly cooked with just enough amazing tempura batter. and just had to have extra scallops as they were so sweet. Great meal in a friendly, tiny place.

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Hong Kong, China
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

First of all, I don't really like tempura that much. But this wasn't bad at all. Theit tempura is not as thick as you find it in many other japanese restaurants. It's not a full coating and therefore lighter and you do get a chance to taste what is inside the fried thing. The set dinner is either 6, 8... More

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Singapore
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a 10days tour here last winter and it was fabulous. I fell in love with their tempura because of its fresh ingredients. I will definitely comeback if i get a chance to return to Kyoto again.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We reserved at the last minute and could not find place at the counter. We had a room of the Ryokan all for ourselves. Atmosphere is just perfect: views on an intimate and quite inner garden, top service even for Japanese highest standards, delicious food. Prices are high, but the experience is worth them. Would love to go there again!

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As a family of 5 (the youngest of which was 15) visiting Japan for the first and probably last time, we wanted to have one amazing "kaiseki" meal during our stay to experience Japanese cuisine and culture at its finest. We were not disappointed. This lovely old "ryokan" inn is located down a side street south of Oike Dori near... More

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