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Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to make a booking, but they refused to take our booking as we were foreigners. They told that only the bookings through hotels are accepted because they can't contact us in case we do no show. We offered our contact number and credit...More

Thank mnitks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kikunoi's kaiseki was an amazing experience of fresh seasonal produce that were made into a work of art. I do not really like to take picture of my food but in this occasion, I made a couple of exceptions. There were some amazing dishes like...More

Thank Pv2017
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner experience at Kikunoi. Interaction with the staff really gave us a glimpse of the traditional Kyoto charm. A good variety of delicate cuisine were served and food beautiful and delicious. The only small let down was that the two last...More

Thank halconnen
Reviewed February 23, 2018

For 5000yen, the lunch bento is superbly made and presented. It's very filling and the dishes are fresh and so carefully arranged in the compartments that it was a little sad to have to destroy it. The atmosphere is very peaceful and quaint, as it...More

2  Thank jacfrancoise
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Kinukoi, also known as a “ryotei” - a particular type of high-class Japanese restaurant. Guests come to a ryotei to enjoy a combination of different experiences, including the establishment’s beautiful architecture, the luxury and elegance of its facilities, and the warm hospitality of its hostess....More

Thank MariaVG2013
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I had very high hopes for this restaurant, as well I should have, considering the 3 Michelin stars, the price point, and the hype. But I really deeply regret having eaten here and wish I had heeded the negative reviews. This was the most expensive...More

3  Thank dmso
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday here and could not have been happier. The Kaiseki experience was fun and impressive and delicious. Although one course was not to my taste I still admired the presentation and was happy to try something new. The saki pairing was...More

2  Thank Ben S
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Just had an evening out with my girlfriends at Kikunoi. The whole meal was a complete waste. Was it because we were American? We felt like we were rushed through the whole meal. We were told the restaurant was closing and the bill came before...More

1  Thank sritter001
Reviewed November 10, 2017

We experienced a few Kaiseki meals on our gastronomic journey round Japan but this was undoubtedly the very best of them. Three Michelin stars well deserved. There is a narrow approach to the restaurant and it is not so easy to find so best order...More

1  Thank mfranks911
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I totally agree with calwinemd in the review below. We were looking forward to a true kaiseki experience and whilst the beautiful private room and charming hostess were amazing the food did not hit the mark. Yes the whole experience is wonderful and most presentation...More

4  Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
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Shinta D
January 31, 2018|
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Response from Jeremy H |
If i remember correctly, the online booking system is only operating during their working hours (look out for Japan time zone). We did our reservations online, and had no problem. They took our credit card details for no... More
Shinta D
January 31, 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.
Ruben J
June 19, 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
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Average prices
US$27 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-0015
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