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#228 of 12,954 Restaurants in Kyoto
Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-4116
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tilefish” (2 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
“sashimi” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 19:30 Hours
Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Most Western foodies are familiar with the famous Michelin rating system, from Bob Gourmand up to the highly sought-after three stars. However, in Japan, the country with the most Michelin stars in the world, they have their own rating system, known as Tabelog, which awards...More

1  Thank billyboyxtrm
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch at the tea house. I would ignore most of the complaints about the tea house for lunch and the comments about the stars. Is lunch there good? Yes - definitely. We had the bento box which wasn’t cheap for Japanese but the...More

Thank Vegemitelover
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We read somewhere that Hyotei first gained fame by its breakfast and decided to give it a try. Price for breakfast was also a lot more reasonable than its lunch or dinner offerings. Service was polite and well paced, the garden view tranquil and beautiful....More

Thank halconnen
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We are adventuresome travelers and eat food all over the world. I can honestly say this was truly a horrible experience. It was a multi course meal with not one thing being good. The fish courses tasted old and overly fishy. The vegetables were awful....More

3  Thank Vivian242
Reviewed 19 December 2017

400 years ago, this place was founded as a tea house. And up to now, this, in my opinion, is one of the best traditional kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto. When you come here, you seem to be carried away in time. Small traditional houses surrounded...More

Thank 475vladimirm
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to try traditional kaiseki cuisine and stumbled upon this place that looked amazing from the photos. Unfortunately, only the photos...I don't usually write reviews, but could not forget the disappointment after having a lunch there. Would this place have not been...More

3  Thank vestai2015
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I have been taken in Kyoto to some pretty nice restaurants by friends but none was kaiseki. I have to confess I am no connoisseur of Japanese food (I do like a good sushi/sashimi when there is an occasion; tempura and wagyu beef I love,...More

Thank U105
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We have tried almost ALL the 3 star Michelin restaurant within Kyoto, and I would say this disappoints the most. They lack the majestic presentation and the pomp of Nakamura, artistic tea ceremony traits of Kichisen, and lacks the technique of Chihana. They probably have...More

3  Thank LCW0ng
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Great location. Great service and good food. Just wouldn't call this a 3 michelin star restaurant (luckily i've been to a couple....and this doesn't match up to those experiences.). So when the check comes and it charges michelin star levels....then your review of the place...More

1  Thank ChezCarrere
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Tonight is the last of our Michelin 3-star trip in Kyoto and Osaka . We are at Hyotei , a restaurant providing Kaiseki cuisine . We will be hard to be impressed as we visited two exquisite ones in the past two days . The...More

Thank RaymondW1735
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$133 - US$221
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-4116
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