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Kitchen Rakuraku

Hanazono Inoke Cyo 2-3 | Kyoto City, Kyoto 616-8037, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-462-9156
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Ranked #86 of 6,842 Restaurants in Kyoto
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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San Diego
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 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 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Additional Information about Kitchen Rakuraku

Address: Hanazono Inoke Cyo 2-3 | Kyoto City, Kyoto 616-8037, Kyoto Prefecture
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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