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Mikaku

#247 of 11,595 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Gion
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Shijoagaru, Yamatoojidori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-525-1129
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel (Granvia Kyoto) and they made the reservation for us. We were lucky to get counter seating which is really lovely overlooking the canal and cherry blossoms whilst being able to watch your chef at work. Our chef was very friendly and the service was excellent. The beef was absolutely outstanding. The whole experience... More 

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Thank Salruk
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This place was an amazing find. The food was mouth wateringly delicious. The personal service was amazing. Friendly chefs and the owners were simply gorgeous and super friendly. If you want to splash out on a special dinner I can't recommend Mikaku highly enough.

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Thank Ruth W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value Teppanyaki restaurant in the heart of Gion. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Beef was delicious and very tasty but accompaniments were meagre and mediocre.

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Thank Maverijk
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142 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for a Kobe beef dinner. The place serves A4 grade of Kobe. A portion of teppanyaki has 100g, it does not sound much but is more than enough for 1 person, even if you are hungry. The taste is excellent, it simply melts in your mouth. This is however an expensive enjoyment. Paying 80EUR for 100g sounds and... More 

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Thank Matei C
Chicago, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant as a top steak/hibachi place in Kyoto which maybe the case. However, the food and service was very mediocre, but for the price this is simply not the place to go. 3 people, 3 steaks, and 6 sakes was ~ 600 usd or 65,400 yen and the quality of food and service would have been... More 

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Thank Alexander S
Singapore
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147 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on the spur of the moment on our first night in Kyoto, without realising it was also the restaurant our Hotel (Mume) had recommended. It's a Husband and Wife team, both extremely welcoming, and the speciality is Teppanyaki Kobe. We shared a fillet and sirloin, and it really was the best beef we've ever had, melt in your... More 

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Thank Neil B
Livingstone, Zambia
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96 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was my first experience of tasting Kobe beef and the chefs pulled out all of the stops and served us this delicacy in 4 different ways. Each equally as good as the next. Not sure how I will ever go back to Zambian beef after this! If you can get in, you have to experience this establishments food experience.

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Thank TinaAponte
Chicago Illinois
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149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Mikaku is consistently our favorite place for Wagyu style beef in Kyoto. The owner is front and center, and when you order the beef he presents you with a sheet showing the place of orgin, the marble fat content, and even the cow’s name. His wife is a lovely hostess and drink server, the granddaughter of a sake maker. Her... More 

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1 Thank Kyotocat
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was a recommendation of our hotel and we were go happy we had a chance to visit. The food is prepared right in front of you and it was some of the best beef we had on our trip -- and there is a lot of good beef to be had in Japan. At the end, they prepare fried... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a tourist trap. It's as simple as that. You only see tourists. It's VERY EASY to eat better somewhere else.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shijoagaru, Yamatoojidori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-525-1129

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

Staying in Gion

Neighbourhood Profile
Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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