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Kikyo Sushi

43 Daimonjicho Aburakojidori Marutamachi-Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0071, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-231-7361
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (84 reviews)
“fatty tuna” (10 reviews)
“tempura” (16 reviews)
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Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Daimonjicho Aburakojidori Marutamachi-Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0071, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Close to Nijo Castle and tourist friendly. They have an English menu and the son (it’s a family business) speaks English. Fish was amazing quality and the rice was perfect. They have gluten-free soy sauce available on request.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is very convenient to Nijo-jo Castle, and proved an excellent alternative to the ANA Crowne Plaza, where we were staying. The owners were warm and gracious, the service attentive, and the sushi was superb. Edamame and fatty tuna sashimi appetizers, two different sushi...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Kikyo Sushi is less than 5 minutes away from Nijo Castle on foot. Anticipating a crowd, we arrived early on a weekday, approximately 10-15 minutes before it opened. Surprisingly, there were no other customers queuing and we were first in line. There are three tables...More

Thank CheeKianWing
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Very accommodating for us given they had a busy evening. The sushi is unbelievable, so if you're close by do not hesitate and get down there! The Unagi was the highlight for us! :)

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We came here because we wanted some typical sushi and we were not disappointed! Small, family business just a little away from Nijo Castle. They took very good care of us! The sushi was amazing, the portions good (a lot of prime choice fish) and...More

Thank Sara O
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The sushi was great and the staff was very friendly and they made us feel welcome. I would highly recommend that you give it a try. I saw a few bad reviews saying there is poor hygiene, but we did not see any of that...More

Thank Dimitar D
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

English speaking menu is already an advantage in Kyoto but if you add a young English speaking owner that lives his job and supports the experts hands of the father to prepare marvelous bluefin tuna sashimi, great shrimps sushi and tasty vegetable tempura..........you are absolutely...More

Thank alessio a
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great sushi dinner, everything was super fresh and made in front of you. I could taste the ocean in the fatty tuna, I get goosebumps now just by thinking of it. Very friendly atmosphere, the entire family works there for generations, they put...More

Thank vharaoh
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate here tonight and we had a great experience. The sushi was so fresh, they catered for western tastes whilst also retaining authenticity. It is an intimate, family run restaurant with a really. cosy vibe. The plum wine was delicious too!...More

Thank ajhd20
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Kikyo briefly on our way from Nijo-jo castle to the emperors palace. Just 20 meters of the main street is this little gem of Japanese hospitality. We had two different versions of the lunch menu; both came with miso soup and tasted...More

Thank proficiscimus
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
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2 March 2018|
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Response from mjgboston | Reviewed this property |
You need a reservation. The place is very small. I emailed them.
9 February 2018|
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Response from Kikyo Sushi 桔 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. From Osaka, It is depends on if you have JR pass or not... If you have JR pass, come to Kyoto station and Subway to Marutamachi station. If you don't have JR pass, take a Hankyu line and stop... More
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26 September 2017|
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Response from Kikyo Sushi 桔 | Property representative |
Dear Reva So sorry for late reply. I am the owner of the restaurant. Actually, We don't have much vegetarian options. Vegetable tempra, cucumber roll, Daikon radish pickled roll, plum sauce and shiso leaf roll. Fish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Daimonjicho Aburakojidori Marutamachi-Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0071, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-231-7361
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We have been doing Sushi restaurant more than 50 years. Mitsuru, 3rd generation of the restaurant, has been abroad. He can speak English.
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