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Kikunoi

Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Everything about this meal was exquisite. The ingredients, presentation, plates, ambiance, just everything. You dine in your own private dining room on tatami mats, with a big window that looks into a beautiful bonsai garden. We were amazed at how delicious yet simple, earthy and...More

1  Thank ClarBear
Reviewed April 19, 2017

No doubts, one of the best restaurants in my life. Five full stars for the location and for the food. And 6 stars (or more) for the service, really unbelievable. Unmissable restaurant.

1  Thank Adriano C
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I did not know anything about this restaurant when the concierge booked it, other than it was supposed to be good. What an incredible surprise! We ate at the "counter", overlooking the garden. The meal was one of the best I've ever had, despite being...More

1  Thank CaWineGuy
Reviewed March 22, 2017

What a lovely place , What a great service What a fantastic presentation. What a terrible food . I have been to 3 stars restaurant everywhere in the world , and this one checks all the boxes , except that the food is terrible ....More

2  Thank brodalo
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Definitely lived up to its reputation, with food beautifully presented and very tasty. Private dining room makes the experience extra special as did the service and attention from Murata-san's wife. My favourite dish the konbu, uni and abalone. I strongly suggest skipping lunch as it...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed February 9, 2017

I have had the cookbook of this place for over 10 years and am fascinated with Kaiseki cuisine. This is also the place I proposed to my partner so this meal meant a lot to me to say the least. The food, decor and service...More

Thank Sebastian C
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

One of the few michelin star restaurants in Japan where you can book directly online. The entrance was a little bit hard to find, but once you are there enjoy from the high service level of the restaurant. We received our dinner in a private...More

1  Thank WY78
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

For a very sophisticated occasion, expensive and worth every Yen. Eleven courses made up an excellent menu based on what is available. Lots of fish, root vegetables, etc. in Dec. Though each party has its own room, palate too adult to make it suitable for...More

Thank Sara O
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a three Michelin star Kaiseki experience. The food and presentation was perfect! There's also a book that is dedicated to the restaurant Kaiseki dishes which provides background on why the chef chose certain ingredients. I loved the fact that...More

1  Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I was afraid it wouldn't live up to expectations, especially after having 5 other excellent Kaiseki meals prior to this, but our dinner did not disappoint! The private traditional dining rooms for each couple/group make it a very special and romantic experience, and the service...More

3  Thank oceanseekerDC
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Ruben J
June 19, 2017|
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Response from ShahramG | Reviewed this property |
No - that is separate. It's an amazing experience and well worth it.
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XiaoHui O
February 21, 2017|
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Response from CamilitoCarlino | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest arranging through the concierge at the hotel you are staying in. That is what I did and worked well
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Kwek78
January 26, 2017|
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Response from WY78 | Reviewed this property |
I selected the 15000 Yen per person dinner meal. I must say after 11-courses, I was pretty satisfied with the amount and quality of food that you get. Please take into account that the price does not include service tax and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$26 - $44
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-0015
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