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Koan

#6,157 of 11,665 Restaurants in Kyoto
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298-2 Ichirenshacho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8146, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-213-1564
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Like other reviewers, we also went to Koan on the recommendation of the concierge at the Brighton Hotel. It isn't a restaurant you might go into from looking at it from the street, but we liked it so much we went twice. It's small, casual and relatively inexpensive. The staff is super (they don't speak much English), the food was... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

This place was recommended by the concierge, we are currently staying at the Brighton Hotel. It is a casual Udon restaurant. It was very interesting to experience a local restaurant, we ordered tofu, duck and tempura Udon. We were satisfied with our choices and the overall experience. Prices are very reasonable.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

We went to Koan as we were staying at Kyoto Brighton Hotel, and don't have any options close by other than eating at the hotel. The Beef Niyomi I think it was called, was very tender, succulent and tasty so we ordered a second one too. The udon ramen with pork was decent, and the grilled chicken was a small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 298-2 Ichirenshacho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8146, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-1564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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