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

2  Thank brodalo
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely lived up to its reputation, with food beautifully presented and very tasty. Private dining room makes the experience extra special as did the service and attention from Murata-san's wife. My favourite dish the konbu, uni and abalone. I strongly suggest skipping lunch as it...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 9 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 24 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 27 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 30 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 18 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 16 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
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Ruben J
Beverages are included in kaiseki course?
19 June 2017|
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Response from ShahramG | Reviewed this property |
No - that is separate. It's an amazing experience and well worth it.
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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Does it worth getting just the standard meal at 16000Yen or the 30000Yen instead?? As it not clear what Im getting.....
26 January 2017|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
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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
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