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Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8437, Japan
+81 75-771-4116
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Ranked #112 of 3,400 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $140 - $233
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

A wonderful dining experience. We were greeted by a lovely little jaPanese woman which escorted us to our private dining room. We were told 27000 a head for reservations but the. Was role we had to pay 32000 yen per person. Not wanting to have this hiccup ruin the experience we decided this was no biggie. Having been to two... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Excellent food and service. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with impecable taste. I am sure that we will be back to visit you all very soon.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

After nearly two weeks in Kyoto we managed to find ourselves in the neighbourhood of Hyotei and stopped by for lunch. We had been recommended to go by a Japanese colleague of a close friend of mine, and the reviews and Michelin rating helped motivate us to go. Strolling up to the front door we were told that the lunch... More

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Townsville, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

Hyo-tei was remmoneded to us by our guide, and stands out as the best meal we had in Japan. The girl at our Ryokan said it is "famous all over Japan" and people come to Kyoto just to come to this restaurant. There are no concessions to Gaijin either in the signage or the menus: this is the real thing,... More

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