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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 #17 of 3,216 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Sitting at the counter with 8 other very happy, very interactive guests, watching the manic chef preparing everything with great speed, flair and freshness. We don't know how he kept track of who got what. The waitresses extremely charming and gracious. After the main meal, we are ushered into a room in the inn by the fire-pit for a lovely... More

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Yoshikawa is located in a ryokan, meaning that you get a more traditional experience. The restaurant is small, seating maybe 12 at a time. Everyone is at a counter on three sides of the chef, and conversations among the guests seem commonplace, which was part of the fun. After the meal, you are brought into another room where you are... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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260 reviews 260 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

As we were staying at the Inn, we quite easily found this place. 11 seats around a bar- that's it Fresh seasonal ingredients Tempura chef who knows his stuff and is beyond efficient (though NOT social- which is fine given what he delivers). Fun ambiance as there are often lots of tourists and conversations start easily. Super authentic look and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

So my daughter picked this place out of a Tokyo guide book. Trip advisor reviews looked good so we decided to give it a shot for lunch. It was our last Japanese meal before we headed back to the good ole USA. I must say that everything was delightful including the service and the other patrons at the counter. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had an excellent lunch in one of the private rooms at this restaurant. We went on a rare day where there was snow in Kyoto - a great experience looking out into the garden sitting on tatami mats in a warm room. Lunch was excellent kaiseki style tempura, starting with sashimi, soup, etc. before the tempura arrived. The light... More

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San diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

From the intimate setting to the desert in the reception area, a thoroughly delightful occasion. The tempura was prepared at a counter by a polite chef who described each dish as he served it. After dinner we retired to an adjoining room for dessert on tatami and a low table. The whole experience was delicious and serene.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Had a superb meal in a wonderful private tatami room overlooking the garden. Ten courses altogether and each was excellent. Service, too, was super. That's the good bit. Having booked two ¥10,000 meals in advance, we were disapponted to get a bill for ¥27,000. Taxes and service charges had been added on top - that's the bad bit. Worth it... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We chose this restaurant because we were looking for a good dish of tempura and very quickly scan through the reviews on trip advisor. We expected it to be a little on the pricey side (someone had written $30) and were anticipating a very casual place that served a big helping of fried sweet potatoes and broccoli. But instead… we... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

You won't like it here if you're a cheapskate. It's pricey, for sure. But the experience is out of this world. We stayed at the inn -- you may get better treatment if you do? -- and ate until our eyes almost popped. Perhaps 15 courses of tempura: scallop, two different shrimp, several fish, baby corn, eggplant, yam, mushroom, asparagus,... More

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Stratford, Canada
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243 reviews 243 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We visited this ryokan for dinner one evening, and their actual tempura restaurant was fully booked. So, they gave us a more formal and private dining room of our own, affording wonderful views, a wall of a finely manicured Japanese garden just beyond our table! The dinner experience was memorable. Service was impeccable. They even had some very good French... More

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