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Mishimatei

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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405 Sakuranocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-221-0003
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11:30 - 22:30
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Thu - Tue 11:30 - 22:30
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here and somehow they recommended the boiled version meal for 2. Very expensive and not great in flavor. Meat was good but very small amount and could be better. Seen other reviews with fry pan style which seems like it would be way better.

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Thank Joe7670
Melbourne, Australia
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402 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much English spoken here but it didn't matter the menu is all pictures. Decide how much you want to spend and point to the amount and next thing you know it's in front of you! Cold beer, great service and friendly too! If I could find this place again I would certainly dine here again!

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Thank rod g
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

After long haul flight and train ride, we decided to have our first taste of Kyoto at Mishimatei. Located across the street next to our hotel ( Royal Park Hotel), Mishimatei is one of the best food choices in this neighbourhood(Karawamachi Sanjo) . Firstly, the service is good. They serve good quality 'sukiyaki' ( grill beef signature dish). Have to... More 

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Thank VOONKY
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A little worn around the edges, but still the best place to experience traditional sukiyaki done right. A bit of unpretentious food theatre -- wave after wave of quality beef done right, cooked fresh before you. You'll carry the scents and memories home, and long for seconds. And thirds.

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1 Thank alfpoetic
Tokyo
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201 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The restaurant looks expensive according to the menu and price at the entrance but their meat shop section is great and affordable. The best beef we ate in Japan, although there is less fat than Kobe beef which is excellent for health conscious persons. We bought 1200 yen per 100 gram beef and brought half kilo to our friends house... More 

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Thank gehararigo
CA
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was our first trip to Kyoto, after reading reviews from Tabelog ( Food Reviews among Japanese).I decided to book our Thanksgiving dinner at this restaurant. It can be tricky to get reservations at this place as many reviewers mentioned Enough said, the meats are high quality, the beef sukiyaki is the BEST. Our family are meats lovers; we typically... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

if you want to experience very good sukiyaki, you've come to the right place. The service is good and there is a certain protocol to follow. Lunch is more affordable compared to dinner.

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Thank TravellingKiwi1231
United States
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Mishima-tei serves the best sukiyaki there is. It has perfected it over the last 143 years. You can find beef, vegetables, and fruit (for dessert) of similar quality at upscale supermarkets and in department stores in Japan for a home party at less than half the price you will be charged here. But you will not be able to recreate... More 

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Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Simply put, the most amazing sukiyaki I've had in my life, and I love sukiyaki and have tried many places. But the reviews below are right, you really need a local to book for you / take you there. We were lucky that we were on a tour, and our guide called them up in advance for us, spoke with... More 

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Thank Lxndse
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1,051 reviews
1,008 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 821 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I love the sukiyaki at this restaurant... Very good beef, very good service and very good ambience .. Recommended to any tourist who is in town ..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Sakuranocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-0003

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Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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