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Hyoteihonten

#90 of 9,752 Restaurants 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Excellent

We could only come here for breakfast because we have two young children (they only allow children under the age of 10 at breakfast). The food here is excellent, every dish was really good and we enjoyed it so much. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The price for breakfast is, in our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We could only come here for breakfast because we have two young children (they only allow children under the age of 10 at breakfast). The food here is excellent, every dish was really good and we enjoyed it so much. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The price for breakfast is, in our opinion, quite reasonable.

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I woke up early in the morning and made my way to try out Hyotei's morning porridge at the annex. I did not make any reservation but lucky for me they have a table for me. There were two main courses. First up was an array of side dishes which included various pickled vegetables and their famous hyotei egg. After... More 

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Thank 234edwinz
Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Absolutely not a three star. We had kaiseki dinner for two in October. Food was completely unmemorable. The place was cold and no heaters available. Service fine but you could not expect less in Kyoto, however the staff spoke basically no english so you would not get any additional explanation or information. The only thing three star was the price.

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Thank Niko1966
Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We had breakfast (the 9am seating) at the annex which was simply exquisite. They only take reservation by phone, so we kindly asked our hotel to reserve it for us. Think there are 2 or 3 breakfast seatings, 8am, 9am and 10am (there could be more). Even though 1 hour doesn't seem long, but we did not feel rushed at... More 

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Thank choenna
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Paola V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

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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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank MarsieGirl
japan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

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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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 128 - 214
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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.