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471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-257-1581
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great steak

Loved the wagyu filet! The most tender beef I've ever had. Friendly staff that accommodates English speakers. Rest of the dishes were good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Vijay K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the wagyu filet! The most tender beef I've ever had. Friendly staff that accommodates English speakers. Rest of the dishes were good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We dined at the annex. Atmosphere was a little disappointing when we arrived but that's where disappointment stopped! We had the original menu which is basically a steak degustation. It was incredible. I would say the best steak I've ever had. Sitting at the bar watching the chefs was a great experienced despite the fact it wasn't that buzzy when... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hidden in a residential area, this place was worth travelling to. It's located 15 minutes walk from Marutamachi station (Karasuma Line). You may opt to sit at the bar or in the dining room at the back. We came here with our parents, our 1 year old son and some friends and we agreed this was the best meal we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

one of the best restaurant we tried in whole Japan: a very small one, indeed, with only a few seats. They cook everything in front of you, and there are several sets (2.000 to about 5.000 yen)....everything was so perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was our first time trying wagyu beef. We searched for the best place and we decided to go with Hafuu. I'm So glad we did. The appetizers were amazing. But, the beef stole the show (obviously). The staff was also very attentive, nice, and helpful. A must when in Kyoto!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is my second review of Hafuu Honten. My first visit to the restaurant had me writing a raving review of it. Since that time I had gone back at least 3 more visits, each time enjoyed it tremendously...but not this visit in May. Our beef came luke warm, grainy and tasted common. When we tried to feedback we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Could be the best steakhouse in Japan -- perfectly grilled Waygu beef served with Japanese dipping sauces. Call it Japanese-French fusion food. Red/white wines served too. Could be one of the great steakhouses anywhere! Place was small & lively, but never noisy and service was professional and friendly. Don't miss it

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you want the best meal ever, visit Hafuu Honten. My mouth waters every time I think of it. The beef was incredible and all the other items that came with the meal were AWESOME. Not to mention the service was impeccable and everything was cooked to perfection. It was an amazing experience and one I will never forget! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I was on a guided trip in Kyoto and the last evening was all set for this restaurant on the outskirts of Tokyo - bring a map, because hardly any taxi drivers know the way to the restaurant. The dishes were well made, nice bread and salad which built up to the exclusive wagyu steak, butter-like and very delicate -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had an excellent two meals at Hafuu. We went for the fixed menu which includes several delicious courses. The steak is the best that I have ever had, so tasty and it was definitely the best restaurant of our two week trip to Japan. The staff were really friendly. After the first meal I accidentally left my camera behind... More 

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Additional Information about Hafuu Honten

Address: 471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-257-1581
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 41
Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-257-1581

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 41
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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