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Kikunoi

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Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Japanese cuisine

Wonderful cuisine , professional service and beautiful traditional environment, like we go back next time!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michal z
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful cuisine , professional service and beautiful traditional environment, like we go back next time!!!

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a memorable kaiseki meal. The whole experience is soul nourishing and palate pleasing from beginning to the end. Although their atmosphere feels a bit formal, relax and let your five senses indulge every bite the most famous restaurant in kyoto has to offer.

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I had a ten course kaiseki (not including the pear sorbet which works as a palate cleanser) and indeed the food is mostly excellent. I will go into some highlights, and some areas I thought could be better. I will post a picture of the menu I was served to save on some words here. 1. choice of excellent ingredients.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

To the inexperienced (ie any non Japanese) it is impossible to rate the difference between 2 and 3 Michelin star levels of Japanese Kaiseki cuisine, but it is clear that the food and its preparation at Kikunoi is very sophisticated. We had the lunchtime bento with sashimi. Most of it was an adventure of things I had no idea what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Until now I only went in Michelin 3 stars in France (not often, and not all of them !). Therefore it is difficult to make any comparaison, except of the overall pleasure. This pleasure is not only based on the food but also on the arrangment of the dining room, on the awareness and kindness of the personal ( the... More 

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Thank croclaudile
Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We had the seasonal Kaiseki lunch here in December. Enough has been said about the food by other reviewers, it is without doubt excellent. Apart from that, there is just so much attention paid to the details in the presentation of the dishes, the private room overlooking the Japanese garden, the graceful and attentive waitress who explains to you what... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This was my first experience with private room Kaiseki cuisine and it may end up being the best. The entire meal was an adventure and a tour through the best foods the season has to offer. It's a little off the beaten track - and that makes it a wonderful escape from the tourist crush of the rest of Kyoto.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We designed to book this restaurant because of the Michelin review and we are no regrets to go there!!! Seasonal Kaiseki menu with good present of food!! Excellent services!! Once of the highlight in our Kyoto Trip

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Best Kaiseki experience I had in Tokyo / Kyoto. My husband and I went for lunch and found it to be a great value compared to the dinner price. We went for the seasonal menu (dec 1st) and thought the food was excellent - the highest quality and not too fancy or showy.

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Thank mel685
San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

AMAZING dining experience. My wife and I were seated in a beautiful private room with a private balcony overlooking a private Japanese garden. The service was impeccable. It was fun to watch each choreographed movement of the waitresses as if we were in a kabuki show. The food was amazingly good and creative. Every course showcases the unique and concentrated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-0015

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 44
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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