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Hyoteihonten

#62 of 7,330 Restaurants in Kyoto
#64 of 7,816 Places to Eat in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
City Center
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Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-4116
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11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous breakfast.

Arranged breakfast in the annexe through the Amex concierge. Full room, all starting at 8am so all corses server 'en masse'. Great dishes though and a good way to experience a top class restaurant at a reasonable price (4,500 yen/pp). Exquisitely presented dishes to start followed by rice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We booked bento lunch at the annex trough the Westin concierge. Not sure wether it was the concierge or the restaurant, but we were asked to give a credit card to confirm the reservation, and we were told that we would not be able to change or cancel our reservations, and the penalty would be a full charge for lunch.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Arranged breakfast in the annexe through the Amex concierge. Full room, all starting at 8am so all corses server 'en masse'. Great dishes though and a good way to experience a top class restaurant at a reasonable price (4,500 yen/pp). Exquisitely presented dishes to start followed by rice porridge with sauce and garnishes - a great way to start the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We did the kaiseki lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it! The grounds are beautiful ancient gardens with koi and gently running water. The meal is served in individual rooms that open to gorgeous, serene garden vistas. The food itself is the epitome of kaiseki cuisine - beautifully and delicately constructed to allow appreciation of individual flavors and ingredients, delicious small portions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

our family had lunch here and it was a little hard to find since the sign was in Japanese and it's on a little side road. We saw the eggplant symbol on a sign and sure enough we were able to find it in time for our reservation. The kaiseki was fantastic and far different from what I've ever had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hyotei is a 400 year old tea house/restaurant. We were greeted at the entrance by two kimonoed waitresses. They handed us flat woven baskets...... "Japanese umbrellas " they giggled. We were led through a lush garden path to a private room. You are served an elaborate 8 course meal using the freshest ingredients available that day. You select the price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I had dreamed of having a breakfast at Hyoutei since I was a child.. seriously.. It was even better than I thought it would be. I read one review that he could not make a reservation for one and said it was a discrimination. I strongly believe it was a misunderstanding. In fact, I saw single customer at the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We could only go for breakfast and so glad we did. Coming out the station and seeing the hills put us in a very peaceful state of mind. It wasn't easy finding the place and there re some love hotels around the area. But ask for directions. The entrance looks like that of an old ryokan. We walked past several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I feel fortunate to have been treated to lunch in this historic restaurant. We entered through a narrow stone-paved walkway that opened onto a lush garden featuring a small stream filled with colorful carp. To reach our private dining room, styled on a traditional tea house, we crossed a small bridge. The staff were so elegant with their service of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I tried to make a reservation for a table for one - the restaurant refused to accept singles. I asked our Japanese travel agent to contact them again, but they repeated not to accept one single person. Due to the reputation of this restaurant, of course this is unacceptable - Dear reader, I sincerely would appreciate your solidarity and would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I picked up Hyotei among the famous restaurants in Kyoto that offer Japanese kaiseki haute cuisine and it turned out i made a absolutely right choice. Led to a small private room with a small garden by the kind waitress, the atmosphere is harmonic that helped you get ready to enjoy a different dinning experience. The menu has different ranges... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-4116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 125 - 208
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.