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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 13 March 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 23 February 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 22 February 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 22 January 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 15 November 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 10 November 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 10 November 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 1 November 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
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Advantages: - the food (a variety of courses). You will need about 3 hours at the restaurant - the service (very friendly staff) - book the japanese-style private room. We were in the western room (japanese rooms were all filled out) and were given a...More

Thank 88sh8
Reviewed 25 October 2017

If one wants to have a true Kaiseki experience, this is the place to do it. I don't even know where to begin...just the approach to the ryokan alone lets you know that your experience has begun. We were taken into our own private room...More

Thank ShaanS74
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Shinta D
1 February 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
20 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.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$28 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
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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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