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Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0015
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“turtle soup” (3 reviews)
“abalone” (4 reviews)
“bento box” (4 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian
Shimokawaracho, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Be ready spend major coin at Kikunoi. This is high-end traditional Japanese cuisine. There are a few course meal plans. The courses prepared are works of art and are delicious. Our course meal was 11 courses. You get a room all to yourself. A taxi...More

Thank Derrick F
Reviewed 11 July 2018

To be honest the menu wasn't up to our expectations. The night before, we ate at an other restaurant that had almost the same menu and was as good as at Kikunoi Honten for one third of the price. With the price we paid we...More

1  Thank TatouColette
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We had huge Western expectations for this 3 Michelin starred Japanese restaurant and, perhaps, that was the biggest problem! Yes, the food was excellent and the service exemplary. I think we expected more art in our private room, priceless serving dishes and a more artistic...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Absolutely beautiful restaurant, impeccable service, uniquely delicious food. After nice traditional Japanese welcome, we were seated in a beautiful Japanese dining room, with stunning view of a traditional garden We had our own lovely waitress lady, who served the delicious dishes, explaining every one of...More

Thank Foodaddict001
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is my second time to Kikunoi~as good as my first time. This time I went with my family and the room with great view~with plants, small pond and fishes. We had lunch there, and there were sets with different prices. We had the cheapest...More

Thank 922Alexis
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Well, my wife booked this and I went not truly knowing what was in stored. Over all not knowing a standard and paying for a 3 Star meal I will rate on my basic view point of services. Entrance presentation isn't what you would think...More

Thank IngoTravels
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We ate lunch at Kikunoi and had a wonderful time. The meal was excellent: a seasonal menu of amazing tastes and textures. This is food that hits your tastebuds in a very subtle way and takes classic themes of Japanese cuisine into a different realm....More

Thank ihenders_uk
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This is seriously the worst restaurant I have ever been to and I am quite shocked it has received any Michelin star at all. We had to choose between 2 different kaiseki menus and we took the most expensive only to be served the most...More

1  Thank Mira K
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We tried to make a booking, but they refused to take our booking as we were foreigners. They told that only the bookings through hotels are accepted because they can't contact us in case we do no show. We offered our contact number and credit...More

1  Thank mnitks
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Kikunoi's kaiseki was an amazing experience of fresh seasonal produce that were made into a work of art. I do not really like to take picture of my food but in this occasion, I made a couple of exceptions. There were some amazing dishes like...More

Thank Pv2017
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Shinta D
1 February 2018|
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Response from Jeremy H |
If i remember correctly, the online booking system is only operating during their working hours (look out for Japan time zone). We did our reservations online, and had no problem. They took our credit card details for no... More
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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