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Hanazono Inoke Cyo 2-3 | Kyoto City, Kyoto 616-8037, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-462-9156
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dying to go back!

Stumbled upon this place and found Akira so welcoming to anyone and everyone who comes in. Chilled out music makes the intimate atmosphere so relaxed, making you feel right at home. It's best to just let him take control and serve you up something special, every dish he prepared was unique and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
AliceinWonderland19
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Stumbled upon this place and found Akira so welcoming to anyone and everyone who comes in. Chilled out music makes the intimate atmosphere so relaxed, making you feel right at home. It's best to just let him take control and serve you up something special, every dish he prepared was unique and beyond delicious. The ingredients were so fresh! Can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Akira is all good vibes. Playing Bossa Nova and amazing Bob Marley reggae covers on the sound system while he prepared a fish hot pot, homemade green tea, and the best salad imaginable, sold me. He caters to what you do and don't like. It's like having a private chef with mad swagger. Seriously one of the most fun eating... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

we were staying in a nearby temple and heard of this kitchen from the staff so thought we would check it out. It is hidden away a little on a corner and does not clearly say the name on a sign but looks bright, interesting and full of character from the outside and says kitchen with the Japanese name above... More 

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San Diego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My favorite meal in Japan. Mr. Akira the chef proprietor treated my family to a delicious four course meal built to our tastes and preferences. The venue is not your traditional Japanese restaurant. It is an eclectic collection of pots and pans in a full view kitchen set behind bar seats. The chef is a warm, friendly, culinary talent with... More 

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La Jolla, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Previous glowing reviews of Akira's fabulous joint have got it all right: He's a one-man show serving sublime food right from the stove. He asks you what you like (fish, beef,veggie etc) and suggests a fablous multi-course dinner. Ours included a hot-pot of fish, vegetables and chicken in a sublime citrus and soy flavored broth, delicious salad, wonderful soba course... More 

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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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

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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hanazono Inoke Cyo 2-3 | Kyoto City, Kyoto 616-8037, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-462-9156

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
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

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