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Kikunoi

Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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  • Excellent67%
  • 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 5 days ago 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

Thank carolpowell60
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank ShahramG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank עמית ד
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank PrincessS0116
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank SteveTait
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Everything about this meal was exquisite. The ingredients, presentation, plates, ambiance, just everything. You dine in your own private dining room on tatami mats, with a big window that looks into a beautiful bonsai garden. We were amazed at how delicious yet simple, earthy and...More

Thank ClarBear
Reviewed 19 April 2017

No doubts, one of the best restaurants in my life. Five full stars for the location and for the food. And 6 stars (or more) for the service, really unbelievable. Unmissable restaurant.

Thank Adriano C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I did not know anything about this restaurant when the concierge booked it, other than it was supposed to be good. What an incredible surprise! We ate at the "counter", overlooking the garden. The meal was one of the best I've ever had, despite being...More

Thank CaWineGuy
Reviewed 22 March 2017

What a lovely place , What a great service What a fantastic presentation. What a terrible food . I have been to 3 stars restaurant everywhere in the world , and this one checks all the boxes , except that the food is terrible ....More

Thank brodalo
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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!
21 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
US$27 - US$45
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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