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Hafuu Honten

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471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-257-1581
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simple but delicious dinner

Small cozy restaurant, long bar sits and 3 large tables, kind service and very good tasty dishes make Hafuu a worth place to go for dinner. We paid 6,500 Yen per person for a full nice dinner including soft drink.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Hagai H
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Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Small cozy restaurant, long bar sits and 3 large tables, kind service and very good tasty dishes make Hafuu a worth place to go for dinner. We paid 6,500 Yen per person for a full nice dinner including soft drink.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have spent 5 days sampling the amazing food of Kyoto but this was my favourite by far. We had the Hafuu menu for 7,800 yen. Amuse Bouche of salmon then snapper and scallop cerviche. Followed by a shrimp course. Then cauliflower soup that was amazing, a salad and the the most incredible beef. We both ordered the fillet but... More 

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Atlanta
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

An outstanding final dinner culminating almost two weeks in Japan. While we experienced many wonderful tastes and dinner experiences at a broad range of restaurants (in Tokyo and Kyoto) - Hafuu Honten is one of the first I'll recommend to others visiting Kyoto. From the warm welcome, and hospitality throughout the evening, to the taste of our (excellent) menu choices,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Wowzers. We went here for dinner on valentine's day, and when we arrived, I did think for a while that I might have made a mistake, as we were seated at the counter, both facing the same way and with everyone working behind the counter. Seemed very informal and maybe not as special as we should have been aiming for... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I don't write many reviews, but feel that I have to after eating at this restaurant and experiencing the hospitality and the amazing food. My wife and I were in Kyoto for only 1 day. After a long day of sightseeing our plan was to grab a quick dinner and catch a train back to Tokyo. My wife found this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I booked this restaurant months in advance through a Japanese friend in order to grab 6 seats at the counter facing the chef with good view of the cooking and chat with the chef if you know Japanese, otherwise forget it. We chose the 9 courses set at Y7,800 which comes with 3 types of beef : lightly roasted, braised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had Christmas dinner in here in December and it was just amazing!! The beef was melt in the mouth and the set menu was all delicious, can't recommend it enough. I loved the deserts, they were wee works of art. Wish we lived closer to go back again!! some day!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

WOW. This is quite a statement but I'm pretty sure this was the best meal I have ever had! The beef is simply incredible. Very fairly priced too. An absolute must do in Kyoto! You will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The night I went to this restaurant I wasn't feeling that hot. However this was by far one of the best pieces of meat that I've ever put in my mouth. We got to set price menu which was relatively expensive but for this kindly beef it is worth it. Hope I come back and visit. I will definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

When visiting Japan, the must try thing is its famous Japanese beef. We choose to sit at the counter seating which I highly recommend as you can watch the chef prepare and cook and have some conversation. The non-counter seating is just kind of boring. The beef/steak is well beyond our expectation. We've been visiting Japan many times and every... 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 25 - 42
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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