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Ishibekoji Kamikura

463-12 Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-748-1841
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good4%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“sashimi” (3 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Asian
463-12 Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Read the reviews on here and decided to visit. My hotel did not want to help us book ahead, so I went to their website and sent a message indicating an interest in booking for our group of four. Was pleasantly surprised by their quick...More

Thank alix159
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Kamikura provides very fresh locally sourced ingredients in every dishes. Each dish was delicately decorated and the taste was amazing! It was the first time for me to try Kyoto beef and I am addicted to it! It is not too oily - just perfect!...More

Thank Ponpisit S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

we came here because of all the great reviews and wow, there is nothing like it! They only use fresh local ingredients and the menu changes constantly - this restaurant also serves puffer fish (you need special license in Japan to serve this, because of...More

Thank Carr_0101
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing meal prepared by Chef Yoshitake and his staff. All staff were really friendly and helpful. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented, especially the fresh tuna, fugu (puffer fish) with roe soup, Kyoto beef and specialty Japanese curry rice.

Thank mwbh516
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I chose this restaurant as our special dinner during a 3-week trip in Japan. I had read about it in a blog and found good reviews here. This was a memorable experience and so worth the splurge. First, it feels you get into some kind...More

Thank SimD2000
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Small, intimate restaurant tucked away on a secluded walking path. Chose the more expensive of the two set menus and it was so worth it! Every element of each dish was deliberate and so delicious. Probably the priciest meal we've ever had, but we both...More

Thank Joni T
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We ate at 6 very highly rated Michelin starred restaurants in Kyoto and Tokyo on this trip. This was one of our favorites. Superb presentation, very fresh tasty ingredients, and an easy-going staff. Although no English menu, you order a set course and the chef...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Booked a few weeks before, based on the fab reviews here on Tripadvisor. A wonderful evening! Food was sublime - some of the best we've ever had. The Kyoto beef was delicious and melt-in-the-mouth. Chief Chef, Yoshihiko Yano, is a master of his craft! Edward...More

Thank Margo S
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Small, beautiful place, tucked in a charming narrow street, just a couple of minutes walk from the Hatanaka Riokan. Chief Chef Yoshihiko Yano and his team create exquisite culinary art. It is a feast for all senses. Immaculate presentation, every dish is an original piece...More

Thank rubon
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I knew I wanted to splurge on a kaiseki dinner whilst visiting Kyoto and saw this restaurant recommended on a trusted blog. I'm so glad I chose Kamikura. Everyone was so unbelievably warm and welcoming and the chef that spoke English explained all the dishes...More

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Is this a reservations only establishment?
8 October 2016|
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Steven C
Hi -- we will be staying at the hotel towards the end of the month, what is the best way to ensure that we will be able to get a reservation at the restaurant? Many thanks for your help. Best, Steven
6 October 2016|
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Response from Ray P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Steven, We stayed elsewhere and on the strengh of a very positive recommendation, I booked 1 year ahead and was not disappointed. I think it's the same people who run the hotel and restaurant but it is only a dozen seats... More
Megan A
Does such restaurant take cash or CC payment?
12 July 2016|
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Response from Phileas_Blog | Reviewed this property |
We used amex- because we stayed in the Ryugin that is attached to the restaurant, we could settle the entire bill at departure time
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$2
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 463-12 Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-748-1841
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"KAMIKURA" is specialized in traditional Kyoto Cuisine,creating novel dishes using seasonal ingredients and bringing Japanese cuisine that will excite you with new sensations.Chef selects local vegetables,fish and beef.
It is in traditional architectures preservation district.