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Hafuu Honten

471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-257-1581
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“filet” (62 reviews)
“beef” (120 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
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Japanese, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch and it was delicious! They also have English menus but as a Japanese person and living in Japan, the service was average compared to other places.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is situated in a quiet residential street a short walk from the centre of Kyoto. We sat at the bar where you can watch the chef's cooking. The wagyu beef was truly excellent, service was friendly and the price was about fair for the...More

Thank Danrzr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will try this delicious beef in different kinds of preparations, while you see chefs working clean and fast. They will offer you a few menus, then you can choose your favourite option. It is quite expensive, but everything, except the dessert, is delicious.

Thank KIKUYU_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is no exaggeration. This is one of the best cuts of meat I have ever eaten in my life. We did the set course and opted for the filet for a bit extra. Absolutely worth every penny!

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was hands down the best meal I have ever eaten. I have been to Joe Beef in Montreal, Butter in Manhanttan, as well as Momofuku in NYC, and this blows them out of the water. You will not be disappointed. We ordered the 1000¥...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Ok friends, lets get some perspective from the bad reviews. 1. It is not Kobe beef, they do not advertise Kobe beef, if you expect it and don't get it, that is on you entirely. 2. This is a western style restaurant but still Japanese...More

1  Thank lookitskeith
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Hafuu has it all. I won't belabor this: service was fantastic, atmosphere was very nice and not stuffy. The steak. My god, the sirloin was out of this world. The rest of my meal was good too, specifically the tomato soup, and the dessert. But...More

Thank HKH1987
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Stop reading reviews, just GO. If you're looking to have a nice dinner or Wagyu restaurant for your Japan trip, this is IT My boyfriend and I have eaten at many nice restaurants in Japan from Matsusaka yakiniku (a grill it yourself wagyu steakhouse) in...More

1  Thank joy s
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We both went for the 10000 yen tasting menu, but they also have lower priced tasting menus and a la carte. Each course was delicious, but the three beef courses were the stand-outs. I had the sirloin and he had the filet; both were delicious,...More

Thank jloug
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant by looking at the reviews and were not disappointed. Thankfully someone showed us the place as we don't speak Japanese and there wasn't an English sign outside. Great service - very attentive and friendly. Delicious food and nice atmosphere. Recommend!

1  Thank ClaudineUsher
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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7 February 2017|
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Response from 康宏 柏 | Property representative |
That is not correct. Actually, their bill were 17400 yen. It about 170$ USD.
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20 September 2016|
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Response from Albert L |
First we browse tripadvisor for recomendation, Hafuu Honten show up and then we show the iPhone to our hotels concierge, we stay at Piece Hostel... Apparently they recognise it and then they make reservation for us. Or... More
6 May 2016|
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Response from Kimitaka S | Reviewed this property |
If you would like to have a big table, you must absolutely make a reservation in advance. The seating is limited even at the counter. (I have never been for dinner, but anyway the restaurant is crowded for lunch.) So, it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 46
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
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11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
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11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-257-1581
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