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Hafuu Honten

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City Center
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471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-257-1581
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The set menu was absolutely delicious and extremely filling. Make a point of coming here whenever in Kyoto. Pro tip: *don't* order off-menu cocktails - stick to what the bartender knows.

Thank CariTenang
Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The steakhouse is a hidden gem. Pricy for Wagu steak BBQ. Nice and quiet dining room. Service is good, will be better if they would get us a cab for taking us back to hotel. The set dinner is tasty, presentation is pleasing. A five course meal is around ¥8,200 to £10,000.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all did the "a la carte" option and had steak with a couple of salads, and we all found the well-cooked steak juicy, tender and delicious. I especially liked the garlic chips that come on top of the steak. Everyone was happy, and this was a highlight meal from our trip. Highly recommend this restaurant if you enjoy steak!

Thank Charlotte585
Jyvaskyla, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We came here because of tripadvisors great reviews and we weren't disappointed. Food was excellent and service too!

Thank Matti V
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered the most expensive course 15k yen but the sets served to tables beside look more interesting. Anyway, the beef steak is truly food.

Thank sanguanj
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1,022 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered the set lunch of waygu beef for 5,500 yen and it was a memorable meal. The beef was truly melt in your mouth and so very flavorful. We arrived prior to opening and was able to get a table for 3. Within five minutes the restaurant was full. Highly recommend this restaurant. There were many Japanese customers which... More 

Thank minnesotans4
Zagreb, Croatia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had the 130k yen (~$120 usd) set menu -- it was absolutely phenomenal! Every single item was amazing. The steak for the main dish was the best steak I've ever had. It melted in the mouth and the flavors were unreal. Totally worth it! BTW, I made a reservation by messaging the restaurant thru Facebook.

Thank Nate S
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161 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I looooved everything we ate. The food tasted so very good. We had steaks fillet course and it was super delicious. I advise you to book in advanve (on the bar seats)

Thank Fatima J
new york city
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

You will eat wonderfully in Hafuu Honten. Truly wonderfully. Do not scrimp, order the more expensive menus, they are more delicious and you will be delighted every morcel along the way. The beef will literally melt in your mouth. But as a restaurant it tends to be more foreigners which makes it a little less fun, a little more jaded.

Thank hiart
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Top class! The real meat restaurant in Kyoto - the owner and chef really knows how to handle the famous Kobe beef. Nice interior and friendly (as always in Japan) staff. Our group arrived quite late but the staff didn't mind and they served us without delay. Go there during your stay in Kyoto!

Thank Karin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Japanese, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-257-1581

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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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