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Hafuu Honten

471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0983, Japan
+81 75-257-1581
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Ranked #1 of 3,186 restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $49
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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92% Recommend
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The food here is absolutely great. Went with my wife after seeing the TA reviews, really wasn't expecting it to live up to the great comments...but it really did! Went with the set menu and every course was either amazing or good. The reason I say not all courses were amazing is that I love desserts and this was my... More

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great steak restaurant with a few seafood options for non meat eaters like me. My husband and my niece had the wagyu. I had the seafood dish which was really nice, but since it was a cream sauce was a bit heavy. The service was very friendly and we loved that we were able to see them cook our meal.... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a fantastic experience we had here to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday. I really liked this restaurant, including that it was a little off the beaten track and you eat on a bar style with the chefs preparing the food in front of you, giving the place an unpretentious atmosphere. The hospitality of the staff was very friendly... More

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Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I arrived from Seattle to Kyoto late in the evening and my friend ordered my dinner for me before I even arrived. I went straight from the train station and arrived at 940pm. Even they were closed, they still cooked specifically for me. Service is wonderful and the sirloin steak was well prepared and very tasty.

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an extremely user friendly place in a term of menu. They offer reasonably priced set wagyu beef steak (sirloin or fillet) dinner menu according to weight (range from130g to 250g), per a seven-course meal including coffee and dessert in all; quick and easy! However, for the first timer, the restaurant is not easy to locate. Apparently, they added... More

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New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went as a group of five with two opting for the sirloin set, one for the fillet, one for the beef cutlet and one for the stewed beef, each between 4800Y and 7800y per head. After tasting all would recommend the sirloin or the stewed beef. We all received different very tasty desserts so it was lovely to be... More

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Bergen, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had a 6 dish meal, and the misses had a 5 dish. We also shared a bottle of Cava and ended up with a bill of 20 550 Yen - not bad! Everything we ate was served elegantly on the plate, and tasted very nice. The meat was perfectly done, and the staff did a very good job making... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Quite possibly the best meal I've ever had. Every course was amazing although the highlights for me was the roast beef with onions and of course the Wagyu beef steak which melts in your mouth. Cost for us was $75-$95 per person but well worth it to splurge on a fantastic meal in Kyoto.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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49 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For some strange reason we've had a tough time finding food we could chew & veggies that aren't pickled. We treated ourselves to this place. It's very good, very pricey but worth it for a special meal. Not very friendly or warm atmosphere. Not that easy to find.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Dinner is wagyu beef at the narrow, but cosy, counter in Hafuu, followed by sumptuous puddings. Hafuu is located in a backstreet - I don't think we would have found it without a taxi! It is well worth the search as this was one of our favourite meals in Japan. My two teenage girls still reminisce about the magical melting... More

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