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Kikunoi

Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 10 February 2017

I have had the cookbook of this place for over 10 years and am fascinated with Kaiseki cuisine. This is also the place I proposed to my partner so this meal meant a lot to me to say the least. The food, decor and service...More

Thank Sebastian C
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

One of the few michelin star restaurants in Japan where you can book directly online. The entrance was a little bit hard to find, but once you are there enjoy from the high service level of the restaurant. We received our dinner in a private...More

Thank WY78
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

For a very sophisticated occasion, expensive and worth every Yen. Eleven courses made up an excellent menu based on what is available. Lots of fish, root vegetables, etc. in Dec. Though each party has its own room, palate too adult to make it suitable for...More

Thank Sara O
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a three Michelin star Kaiseki experience. The food and presentation was perfect! There's also a book that is dedicated to the restaurant Kaiseki dishes which provides background on why the chef chose certain ingredients. I loved the fact that...More

1  Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I was afraid it wouldn't live up to expectations, especially after having 5 other excellent Kaiseki meals prior to this, but our dinner did not disappoint! The private traditional dining rooms for each couple/group make it a very special and romantic experience, and the service...More

3  Thank oceanseekerDC
Reviewed 19 October 2016

One of the best meals I have had in my life and I went for lunch and got the bento! Excellent service and amazing food and flavors. When we left the head chef came to see us out and his staff got on their knees...More

Thank tenzing71
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in a lovely location and the service is excellent but the food is AVERAGE, at best. Save your money and go somewhere else!

Thank swansj
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Kaiseki cuisine is said to be the most refined cuisine of Japan and Kikunoi is one of its most revered shrines. The concierge of our hotel was astonished we'd managed to snag a reservation all the way from Delhi - put it down to dogged...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We enjoyed everything including the garden view, the tranquility and the space to allow us to ponder and enjoy every single morsel of our meal. The lady who attend to us speak adequate English even though she keep apologizing for her language skill. We thoroughly...More

1  Thank 819wanderlust
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We had a 3 hour long 20,000 yen menu and there were 13 courses. By the end of it we were full to the brim! Our favourites were the shark's fin hotpot, tuna sashimi with egg yolk sauce, radish with walnut miso. We were seated...More

Thank Blue C
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XiaoHui O
Has anyone tried booking through their website and actually got a confirmation email? I can't seem to get a confirmation email for booking a date this Apr for lunch. Thanks!
22 February 2017|
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Response from CamilitoCarlino | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest arranging through the concierge at the hotel you are staying in. That is what I did and worked well
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Kwek78
Does it worth getting just the standard meal at 16000Yen or the 30000Yen instead?? As it not clear what Im getting.....
26 January 2017|
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Response from WY78 | Reviewed this property |
I selected the 15000 Yen per person dinner meal. I must say after 11-courses, I was pretty satisfied with the amount and quality of food that you get. Please take into account that the price does not include service tax and... More
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RRegina59
I can't go here unless I have another person? Why doesn't the option list 1 person on the reservation page? Lunch bento box.
6 January 2017|
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Response from WY78 | Reviewed this property |
I did not encounter this problem because I booked for 2 persons. Maybe you can contact them by e-mail about your request. My observation was that we got a seperate room where our meal was served. My expectation was that we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 45
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail