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Hafuu Honten

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471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-257-1581
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Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the few pleasant experiences. The steak is out of this world, with the most friendly staff. Yasu the manager and all the staff were very nice with a smile.

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Thank Mounir S
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner in this small place and we ordered two of their set meals they have in the evening. We seat at the counter and we got all the dishes in the set without any rush. The main courses were wagyu beef and we tried both the sirloin and the fillet. Both were very good and worth the cost. At... More 

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Thank Prayanak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love steak, it would be worth buying a plane ticket across the Pacific to come here. To say that the steak was extraordinary is an understatement. This is ridiculously sublime. There are no other words to describe it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice servings of beef done in varieties of styles, fresh and juicy. Well marinated that compliments the recommended wines. Great presentation and bud-teasing aromas and spices made up the difference of enjoyment. Nice quite environment with limited seating. Food is prepared and cooked in front a meter off the serving table, well ventilated and neat with ambiance great to... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful steak house recommended by our hotel. Wonderful menu and great service, in English !:) Congratulations to the whole team. I will come back because it was so good !

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Thank Didier K
Roberts Creek, Canada
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in a hotel in the neighbourhood and even then we had a hard time finding this restaurant. There are no English signs in front, and not even a sign with the name of the restaurant in English. BUT! I am very glad we persisted and finally were brave enough to try the door of what looked like... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

It really is located in a midst of residential area with no other shops around, but finding it was not any problem with GPS. The place could sit around 20-30, we had to wait a bit for our seats. Ordered the set meal and we loved the the deliciously cooked beef that melted in the mouth. The cut I ordered... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great Experience. Best meat have ever tasted. Sit at the counter and watch the chefs in action. Melts in your mouth - definitely worth a visit! (visit was in sep '15)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Food and service were both excellent - the steak was the clear highlight of the meal. We went to the "original" restaurant and definitely recommend making a booking in advance.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is seemingly off the beaten track. In spite of taking a taxi there, the sense was that we would never have stumbled across it. As such, even though it's highly ranked on Trip Advisor, we were the only western tourists. This made the visit even more satisfying. From a food perspective, the beef was sensational and, although the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $44
Cuisine
Japanese, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-257-1581

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Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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