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

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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic meat!!!

Came here, ended up in the newer restaurant just over from the older original, but it was great. Lovely attentive service from the manager and staff, phenomenal meat, both the beef brisket starter and wagyu steak were amazing and the fish was excellent too. Really enjoyed this place, cannot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
John D
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Came here, ended up in the newer restaurant just over from the older original, but it was great. Lovely attentive service from the manager and staff, phenomenal meat, both the beef brisket starter and wagyu steak were amazing and the fish was excellent too. Really enjoyed this place, cannot recommend highly enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went here spur of the moment with a friend while visiting Kyoto. The reviews say you need a reservation, but we went around 9:15 and were able to get two seats. We ordered the steak sirloin and the filet, both were incredible and reasonably priced. I believe it was $4300 yen for the steak. I would also highly recommended... More 

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Müllheim, Deutschland
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31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

...I would believe. I was there on a sight.seing day during a Business trip and picked the restaurant because of the good references here. It is a little difficult to find if you are there the first time, but a Japanese couple helped. You take the south-east exit of the imperical garden and go down the Fuyacho-dori Street. The Restaurant... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best meals I have had in my whole life and I am a foody. My wife had a set menu of fish and beef, I had the regular set menu. It was hard to find fault with anything. The beef was of course delicious Japanese wagyu beef and the fish was grilled to perfection. If... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My first visit to Hafuu Honten was 2 years ago when I came here with my friend. At that time, the steak blew our minds and I vowed that I would come back again. Finally, on my most recent trip to Japan I brought my girlfriend to Hafuu (need reservation). She also had high expectations since I raved about the... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Came to Hafuu Honten for dinner with my husband based on TA reviews. Made a reservation in advance via phone about one month before our trip. The meal did not disappoint and lived up to expectations. We visited the original restaurant via cab and sat at the long counter. Service was on point and attentive. Guests appeared to be mainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Simple the best beef I have ever eaten. The service was very good and we have loved our evening in this restaurant

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My 15 year old daughter and I ate at Hafuu Honten based on other Trip Advisor reviews and we totally loved this meal. We both did had a taster menu which was superb and in the top 5 meals of all time for both of us....and more food than both of us could eat. My daughter has a shellfish allergy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Hafuu Honten is the best meal I've had next to Divino Spirito in Rome on my last trip. This is a definite destination if visiting Kyoto. A bit pricey ($10,000 for an 8 course meal) but worth every single penny. You will taste the honor and pride in every bite, even the skinned tomatoes in the salad are something to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went to this restaurant with a smaller original branch and a larger annex around the corner from each other. Both restaurants are not easy to find. It is far from most tourist attractions and caters mainly to the locals. Reservations are needed but despite the fact they could not locate my reservation, the owner was very nice and arranged... More 

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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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