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#1,102 of 11,669 Restaurants in Kyoto
City Center
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690 Osakazaimokucho Sakaimachidori 3jyo Noboru Nakagyo-ku 690, Kyoto 604-8182 , Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-222-2901
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Izutsuya without a reservation and asked if they had a table, we had to wait about 20 minutes but were given tea and the menue to decide beforehand, and we were just really glad to get seats at all as we had asked in 3 places before and were told it would take at least 1 hour!... More 

Thank Alea C
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Unlike other reviews here, I'm not going to gripe about the price. 1) We knew when we made a reservation that this place was expensive and 2) It wasn't actually as expensive as some of these reviews would lead you to believe. We had the most expensive set menus (2 of us) a couple of drinks each, and a seafood... More 

Thank ChiMike312
Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Unlike most of the restaurants we ate at on our recent trip to Japan where we spent 12 nights, Izutsuya was a last minute decision (we were craving more A5 rated beef!). We had originally planned to eat at Katsukura, but contacted Noriko, one of the concierges at the Westin, and asked for a recommendation. She recommended two restaurants and... More 

Thank Hoong Nan Y
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Food, service and atmosphere was top notch. We were seated in a private room at a teppanyaki counter, such I nice surprise! On the expensive side (about $500 for two plus drinks), but worth every penny.

Thank blainebbutler
Spokane, Washington
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212 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

My husband and I had a great experience at this restaurant, but we paid around $235 American dollars for the 2 least expensive set menus that were listed. The room was great, our chef was friendly and spoke English and the staff was quite attentive. It was fun to watch our chef prepare all the courses and each dish he... More 

Thank Alverda3
Moscow, Russia
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I visited this restaurant with great expectations having read reviews online and in the press. I am sorry to say I didn't some away with them fulfilled. The food here is not bad; indeed, everything was tasty, well cooked by my own grill chef, simple in design and construction, which I like (including a salad course, a fish course, and... More 

3 Thank Kotinka
Copenhagen, Denmark
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157 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

I made sure to have a reservation and came for the last spot to try out some very vaunted kaiseki. And I was not disapointed. The food were great and well prepared, step by step and with such miticolous care and passion.

Thank Ulrik J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We had an amazing dinner. We were seated next to the grill in a private room. The chef was very friendly and spoke English well. The fois gras with a Japanese omelette was the best I have ever had. The steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. The garlic fried rice was better than any rice dish I could imagine. Although... More 

1 Thank dmh757
Mill Valley, California
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351 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Unexpectedly, we were comfortably seated in a screened private room in front of a long table and grill surface. Our waitress and chef came and went, as they served and cooked our courses, beginning with sashimi, beef carpaccio & Parma ham over cellophane noodles, and pumpkin soup with cream. Being a "home chef" myself, I was mesmerized watching the chef... More 

2 Thank 5heartfamily
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106 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

We had tried Kobe beef and wanted to give Tanba beef a go. This place requires reservations and they could only take us at 9pm. Good that they had English speaking staff to help with the phone reservations (I emailed and there was no reply). The chef rears his own cows and that's what you pay for if you order... More 

2 Thank juzatourist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 690 Osakazaimokucho Sakaimachidori 3jyo Noboru Nakagyo-ku 690, Kyoto 604-8182, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-222-2901

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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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