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Hyoteihonten

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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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
MUST-VISIT dream breakfast

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
blackberryandbay
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japan
Good for:
  • Reservations
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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japan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 125 - 209
  • 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?