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“Good food, good atmosphere.”
Review of Kiln

Kiln
Ranked #2,704 of 12,280 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: $9 - $54
Cuisines: European, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Shimogyo-ku
Nagoya, Japan
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, good atmosphere.”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

The place was a little hard to find but, I'm sure glad we did.
It is located in a busy part of Kyoto but, you have to navigate through some narrow paths to get to it.

The inside decor was simple, tasteful and created a nice mood.
The floor manager was a gentleman and seated us at our own table instead of the huge (I mean huge) communal table.

We ordered the Caesar salad and it was delicious. It comes as a single quartered portion of a head of lettuce with a knife. Perfect sauce ration and seasoning.

For entrees, we got the Risotto and the Duck breast.
Both perfectly executed.

Everything was perfect but, if there was one thing I could comment on is the speed of the items being made and brought to our table. I feel like we spent an extra 20-30 minutes compared to another restaurant due to the speed at which our foods came out.
Other than that, superb. If I ever find myself back in Kyoto, I will be back!

  • Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“European in Kyoto”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

One of the best dinners I had recently!
Located in a lovely old part of Kyoto, next to the river, in a modern building has a simple relaxed ambience!
Delicious food with good friendly service! Nice ceramics from young Japanese potters on the large central table are used for tea!

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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Superb Italian Fusion Cooking”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and was a great choice. The lady chef has worked in New York but Kiln has the decor and atmosphere of a cool Californian kitchen. A pumpkin soup was a triumph as was a pasta dish with a duck ragu sauce. The sourdough bread was worth the visit alone. The wine list is particularly strong on Loire whites. Service is kind and solicitous with good English spoken.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank BWoolley
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Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The place is very nice, has two large wooden tables where customers can share with others.
The best best is the open kitchen, it almost seems that we attended a play, where every character from the kitchen moves in coordination with the other.
To my pleasant surprise there bread, is delicious and you can ask for more.
I recommend the duck and salad kiln, although the menu changes with the season of the year.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Palenru
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