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5 Shimogamo Morimotocho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-0805, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-711-6121
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wasn’t sure what to expect after reading the wide ranging reviews on this place. We really enjoyed the ~14 course menu (23k JPY/person) in a private room and found it excellent and totally worthy of 3 star experience. Obviously as ‘the most traditional kaiseki in...More

Thank MAB430
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of our reasons to travel to Japan was to sample Kaiseki cuisine in Kyoto. I did a lot of research on the restaurants with three Michelin stars and decided to make a reservation at Kichisen. What a splendid choice! My husband and me had...More

Thank dk_worldwide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was hesitant to come here because of all the bad reviews, but actually I found that those were pretty unfounded. I agree that if you're looking for a western dining experience this is not what you will get. The foods feels far too bland...More

1  Thank YouK2
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My wife had managed to score a reservation here having tried unsuccessfully at other Michelin rated Kaiseki establishments in Kyoto. I've read the multiple polarizing reviews about this place. Some gave rave reviews while a few others absolutely destroyed it. Nonetheless we went for dinner...More

Thank G-nature
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Booked this restaurant for special occasion . We've been in number of 1 and 2 Michelin stars restaurants around the world but it was first time for 3 stars so obviously expectations were high like for any Michelin star . As for any restaurant the...More

6  Thank Minskgirl81
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I usually let the michelin guide lead me to good dining and it was right on the spot again! This is a three starred restaurant so yes, it is a bit expensive (around 200-300 dollars per person) but the culinary and cultural experience are priceless!...More

1  Thank Carol_Fal
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I don't rate everywhere I go and Kichisen was one of them as I was probably tied up then. Going through Kyoto restaurants on TA today, I came upon Kichisen that I visited for lunch before. Was surprised to see the many extreme opposing views...More

1  Thank Smelltheflower
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for our first night in Kyoto. The service and food was not even on par with what you would expect from an average restaurant. Having dined at other Michelin three star restaurants we expected this to be a memorable meal but this restaurant...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Considering it has a 3 Michelin star, a little surprised that it is only just slightly above average compared to the other kaiseki we tried so far.. nonetheless still good but wouldn't go all out to recommend to my friends..

Thank JoshLimCY
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Our kaiseki experience in Japan over the years had always been great, until this one. We were met at the restaurant door. The private room we were in was fine. The food was alright, not brilliant, but not bad. However neither the beef nor the...More

1  Thank globetripperHongkong
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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Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Shimogamo Morimotocho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-0805, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-711-6121
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