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Kitchen Rakuraku

2-3 Hanazonoinokecho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8037, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-462-9156
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good6%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2-3 Hanazonoinokecho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8037, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

My girlfriend got to fulfill a goal by booking us in the Shunkō-in Temple for a couple nights, and it gave me the ultimate chance to explore the area. On our first night, we went for a walk and discovered this restaurant, nestled in the...More

Thank BoxerBlake
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere of this small Japanese restaurant was like stepping into someone’s kitchen and being feed at the kitchen table. The food was quickly and beautifully prepared before our eyes by Akira. We had a sake soup with soft “silken” tofu. The main course was...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

We found this place by searching on TripAdvisor for nearby places, and it turned out to be great. Chef Akira prepared our food in front of us (combo special and pizza) while we talked with him. While his English is limited, he is very interesting...More

Thank Prat97xxx
Reviewed October 9, 2017

What a place, small and you sit in a line at the counter but so much fun. Akira is a fantastic cook and watching him is part of the fun. He speaks enough English to entertain his guests and the atmosphere is vibrant. Best to...More

Thank MoisieDino
Reviewed July 25, 2017

We came here from a recommendation from the temple we were staying in nearby. The food was so delicious and fresh and the combination of everything went together so well. It is a very small establishment (9-10 chairs only) so be sure to reach out...More

Thank harrysand
Reviewed June 16, 2017

it wont get any more "family" than this place. A crazy guy (who speaks english and has an iphone) standing in front of you and cooking his way. Not bigger then 8 sqm. His food is just perfect. High quality, great taste and such a...More

Thank Tobias S
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Coming across Akira's kitchen was a pleasant surprise and we're so happy we decided to walk in even though there weren't many people in. As everyone says the food is great and what we experienced was very different to any other restaurant we visited. On...More

Thank Sandra985
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

This was by far the best meal I had in Kyoto. We went to Akira's kitchen on the recommendation of a friend and I am so happy we tagged along. I've never had a more wonderful dining experience. Sitting and watching the chef cook and...More

Thank reneepchow
Reviewed December 9, 2016

This is the kind of family-style cooking where you, the visitor, are family. Akira cooked my friend and I an incredible three-course meal, joined us in a lively conversation (despite our inability to speak Japanese), and shared a drink with us. We felt almost like...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Only my company and chef Akira who is very friendly and humble. Delicious wagyu and fish I cannot remember the name of. Highly recommend.

Thank Jakubech
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Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-3 Hanazonoinokecho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8037, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Western Kyoto
  • Neighborhood: Western Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-462-9156
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