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Kushikura Honten

#105 of 11,529 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center
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584 Hiiragicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0826, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-213-2211
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Santa Monica, CA
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may have been an off night.....but the service was poor. For our party of three, entrees arrived at different times. The salad and pickles were served after the entrees. Some items were served lukewarm Chicken brochette and chicken livers were excellent. If you frequent this restaurant be sure you tell the waitress in what order you would like your... More 

Thank Love vacation time
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and 14 year old daughters. We tried a while bunch of different skewers and every one was great. The chicken with plum sauce was UNBELIEVABLE. Kids also had crispy chicken skins and pronounced them a hit too. We tried to go back a couple days later but they were full. Reservations on the weekend are a... More 

Thank Adam H
Tokyo, Japan
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our favourite, and the best yakitori restaurant in Kyoto (Hitomi = 〒606-8376 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, 左京区大菊町96) was closed for Obon so we had to look elsewhere. And found ourselves at Kushikura. It has a very attractive exterior, reminiscent of an ancient ryokan, and with lots of wood inside and low beams and creaking wooden floors the scene is set perfectly.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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161 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Recommended by our hotel, we gave this place a try. A nice small establishment, with a combination of counter, tables and seating. Wonderfully presented and attended to, our me was a nice experience. Definitely off the beaten track, this place had many locals dining who were obvious regulars.

Thank Mitch_K2012
Paris, France
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207 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A yakitori specialist, this place is a must-visit. Warm welcome in a traditional place, with tatami, or even seats facing the grill and chefs. Every part of the chicken can be sampled. Select your preference or get a fixed menu. Some good sakes too.

Thank philhellich
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We tried this yakatori restaurant based off of the reviews given on this site. The menu shown here is dated. We paid 2200Y for the 5 skewer dinner. The food was good enough but didn't have much of a wow factor. The atmosphere was nice where we were seated in front of the grill, although you could feel the heat... More 

1 Thank R.b. E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Excellent yakatori; excellent service in an attractive setting. We each had the 5-course menu plus a few side dishes. We would definitely recommend.

Thank Donald T
Buffalo, NY
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131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

My wife and I ate at Kushikura during our visit to Kyoto. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel (Hyatt) and we were not disappointed. Very good yakitori and service. Restaurant is about a 10 min taxi ride from the Hyatt in the Gion district.

Thank niagarariverfatman
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Suggested by our hotel, this place sits in a secondary street which is very unlikely to be casually seen. The restaurant has a pure Japanese style and atmosphere, cozy and intimate. Well done on their yakitori! The meat is superb, quality of ingredients very high, food left us with a very pleasant experience. Strongly recommended!

Thank Osvaldo P
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant..it is in a secondary street and the name is only written in japanese, so it is difficult to find it by chance. Yakitori were great and the price is reasonable. Also the environment is nice..with traditional mat, so no shoes. They have both counter seats and tables. My favourites yakitori were chicken and leeks, japanese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 584 Hiiragicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0826, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-2211
In a 100-year-old traditional townhouse, enjoy our charcoal-grilled dishes, using the freshest chicken and seasonal vegetables.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

Neighbourhood Profile
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 local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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