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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 #22 of 2,986 restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
290 helpful votes 290 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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Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

For Y3000, you get a decent tempura set. It's located just off the main road. You walk into a pretty non descript place with 12 stools around the tempura chef. There were 2 groups when we walked in at 1145am.. 4 Japanese housewives and a group of 3 scientists. The meal set included some yummy pickles to put on the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This tiny restaurant - it seats only 12 - will provide you with the best tempura experience you will ever have. The chef cooks the meal right in front of you. After being served a series of appetizer courses, the chef will individually provide you with various seafood and vegetables directly from his tempura pan. This isn't the heavily breaded... More

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