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Kikunoi

Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$$$
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Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a difficult review to write. Was very much looking forward to experiencing true Kaiseiki dining. Without question service was authentic and gracious. However the dishes did not display the range of flavors and textures I was expecting. Presentation of dishes were also less...More

1  Thank calwinemd
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Located a few mins outside the main area this really does feel like a very exclusive place indeed. 3 michelin stars I believe. The staff are very attentive and the owner/chef's wife spends time chatting about the place, the menu and making sure everything is...More

1  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best Kaiseki restaurant I have tried. Love their innovation and changes of ingredients according to Seasons. A must try place.

1  Thank yeoc468
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Really interesting to enjoy an authentic Kaiseki meal. Gracious and every so polite service in quiet private dining room. As a westerner some of the food was a little on the challenging side, but as a taste adventure it was fantastic, and we ate everything....More

1  Thank Jay E
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

In our 2 week visit to Japan we are at 7 Michelin starred restaurants. This was the most expensive and disappointing. Some dishes were very good. Some were barely edible and we enjoy varied food. We are at a Michelin one star the night before,...More

5  Thank carolpowell60
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The food here is exquisite. The location is intimate. BYOM- bring your own music as this is a quiet kaiseki experience. The food is fantastic. The service is great.

1  Thank ShahramG
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We dined as a group of 4 and advised the restaurant in advance that one of us was gluten free, and one didn't eat meat. The restaurant prepared special menus (including bespoke printed menus) for those two diners. Our set menu dinner consisted of 11...More

Thank travelaussiefamily
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We used to be in restaurants with Michelin stars. This restaurant does not compare to them in any way. The food was routine-nothing special.

3  Thank עמית ד
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A group of 4 of us was fortunate to dine here for lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday whilst visiting Kyoto. We made the reservation 6 months in advance. We booked the private tatami room, the food and service were impeccable. Being April, menu ingredients...More

1  Thank PrincessS0116
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We chose Kikunoi to have our final meal on our trip through Japan and what a memorable dining experience it was. You dine in a private room and partake of numerous courses of beautifully and artfully prepared dishes. This is not a meal or experience...More

3  Thank SteveTait
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Shinta D
1 February 2018|
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Response from mfranks911 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you try and telephone them to find out what is happening.
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Ruben J
20 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 46
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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