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Kitchen Rakuraku

Hanazono Inoke Cyo 2-3 | Kyoto City, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8037, Japan
+81 75-462-9156
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Ranked #205 of 3,518 Restaurants in Kyoto
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you want to experience the true characters that this area provides and not the robotic behaviour of the cities. This is your place. If you want to experience great food from a man who loves what he does then this is your place. If you want a relaxing and interesting bar to drink at and meet some of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

On our night at the nearby temple we found our way over to kitchen rakuraku. The outside alone let's you know you are in for a quirky good time. The inside lit with muted lighting and the flames of the oven has an amazing authentic homey feel. Our fantastic chef, Akita, showed us our options and provided a descriptive sketchbook... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It was my daughter's birthday and we were thankful that we followed the recommendation of the temple we stayed in Kyoto. Akira was not only a good chef, he was also very accommodating and entertaining and it was like eating in a friend's house. The impromptu menu he served were an explosion of flavors. Dining here made our trip in... More

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Niigata
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

京都の妙心寺の近くにあるとても素敵なレストラン/バー。創意工夫のある料理とクロスカルチャルな店内の雰囲気、気さくでかつ料理作りにこだわりのあるマスター、Akiraさんのかもし出す空間は絶妙です。どんな国の人の心もつかむと思います。ポーランド人と中国人と3人で行きましたが、みんな大満足! A cozy restaurant / bar near Myoshin Temple Complex. Very creative dishes, cross-cultural atmosphere, and friendly cuisine hunter: master, Akira, produces a perfect TPO, which appeal to people from any country, I believe. I visited there with a Polish and a Chinese tonight and we are all satisfied!

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Houston, TX
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100 reviews 100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was a guest in Shunkoin-In temple and this place was recommended. Bit hard to stop. Go out the north entrance, turn left. On the same dide of the street, maybe 5 minutes max, look for a little corner place with a blue wnd red neon "ZIMA" sign in the window. I LOVED this little place! Yes, another writer was... More

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みぞぶちあきら, オーナー at Kitchen Rakuraku, responded to this review

to Mr, Nofoetus. now , I can't understand one words. its Avoid. i hope ...Mr,Nofoetus. remove it please. 他の批評に対しては、納得できます。しかしAvoidに関しては到底納得出来ません、消して頂きたいです。 More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We came to Rakuraku having been on the suggestion list of Shunkoin temple on our first night in Kyoto, and was satisfied that the recommendation was confirmed by the tripadvisor reviews. I was shocked however to see how much had been overlooked by these reviews. For a starter, there are no hygeinic standards in this place. The grill, which is... More

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みぞぶちあきら, オーナー at Kitchen Rakuraku, responded to this review

私はいつも全力で料理しています。 もしあなたが その時に、時間とお金の損をした。 と、思っていたのなら、ごめんなさい。 改善したいです、そして。 もし京都に来られる事があるなら、あなたが感じた損の分は返したいと思います。 i wanna cook again for you, I want to pay for you. from akira More

Plantation, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My hubby and I had dinner at Rakuraku a few days ago. We are very adventurous a d just love tasting all the local treats. So we left it in the chefs hands to make up a dish of his choice. The meal was overly delicious. He took us on a trip through salads with shrimp and octopus, followed by... More

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Like others, we also stayed at the Shunkoin Temple and walked to this nearby tiny family restaurant, not knowing what to expect. We had a blast, and it was the first (and only?) restaurant experience we had in Japan where we got to know the proprietor and some of the other customers. And they were really fun to chat with!... More

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Hong Kong
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

A while ago we spent couple days in Shunkoin temple guesthouse and our host Rev Taka pointed to Raku Raku as a great local diner. And were we happy that he did! :) Great atmosphere, fun people, tasty sake, wonderful food prepared in cast iron pot hanging on think chain above live coals right in front of you while Bob... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

We noticed Rakuraku the day before because of its brightly decorated exterior walls. The chef, Akira Mizobuchi, obviously loves to cook. One of our party is allergic to fish (a real problem in Japan), and he was happy to work around it, and make a beautiful meal. We sat at the counter and watched as he prepared an appetizer, beautiful... More

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Additional Information about Kitchen Rakuraku

Address: Hanazono Inoke Cyo 2-3 | Kyoto City, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8037, Japan
Phone Number: +81 75-462-9156
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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