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“Hard to appreciate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama
58, Susukinobaba, SagaTenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616−8385, Japan
+81 75-881-1101
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Ranked #25 of 3,573 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $350 - $450
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Hard to appreciate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This restaurant drives the overengineering that Japan is famous for to the maximum. Every dish, decoration and plate decor, in every smallest detail is arranged and matched to the current seasonally available food and presented it in one of the most impressive environments and by one of the best service available in all of Japan. If one wants to spend 36k-100k Yen (depending on the choice of menu) for that is a matter of personal preference.

The one downer that you will experience is unfortunately an infamous feature of many famous family operated businesses such as Ryokans and restaurants in Kyoto: A terribly unpleasant appearance of one of the ladies managing the business. They sit next to you and make it clear that they hate what they are doing and that they do not think that you can appreciate the splendor of what you are being served. You feel the need to prove yourself to her and that you know what you are eating and can appreciate it. If you are ready to ignore that matter, you might be in for a treat. But to be able to taste the subtleties between the flavors of the highest classes of Japanese food surely requires you to have spent your time in restaurants below this class for years.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Food were good but not exceptionally good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

The meal per person for lunch was over 40,000 yen and we were expecting something very extraordinary but it turned out to be just "good" only. The premise is very beautiful and service is more than perfect and food is good but not impressive.... Not something that you will miss for the rest of your life and justify for your return!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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