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Hyoteihonten

#44 of 7,248 Restaurants in Kyoto
#46 of 7,731 Places to Eat in Kyoto
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Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-4116
Today
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Perfect kaiseki experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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japan
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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51 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

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
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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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Additional Information about Hyoteihonten

Address: Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-771-4116
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
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
Average Prices: USD 122 - 204
Cuisine: Japanese

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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
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-4116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 122 - 204
  • 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?