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Misono Kyoto

#371 of 11,658 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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300, Kawaracho, Nakagyo-ku | T.S.C. Tower 5F, Kyoto 604-8027, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-255-2981
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you like Kobe meat or try out the mystic of Japanese steaks then this is a place to go. We have been there twice already and we can say that the service was always good, the quality of the food, especially the Kobe meat was excellent. If you don't know rice with garlic try this out as a side... More 

Thank thomasmQ711QN
Barcelona, Spain
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Hi! we were a couple that visit this reaturant on December 2016. We were really excited with this restaurant as we've read a lot of good critics, not just in trip advisor, but in other media. The beef was great, really well cooked. And the vegetables served next to it, also really good. But for the expensive it was, we... More 

Thank marjo7676
Philadelphia, PA
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I am sorry we went to Misono Kyoto. It was an overall adequate restaurant with hugely expensive prices. As other reviewers have pointed out, the restaurant décor is shabby. The other major issue I had was poor ventilation. The food is cooked "Benihana" style, at high temperature right in front of you. Our table got extremely smoky during the cooking... More 

Thank real_in_philly
Caves Beach,Australia
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231 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I have had Tepanyaki many times before, but we wanted to try Kobe beef The beef was wonderful and lived up to reputation. We chose to have the lobster and Kobe option. The lobster was overcooked.The salad was of a minor cafe standard. The garlic, onions and mushrooms excellent. Our chef was excellent but NOT Japanese, no.... More 

Thank Russ1625
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Spent a LOT load of money to eat amazing steak! CONS: * Decor of the place was awful, felt like a swiss chalet vs. a Japanese luxurious restaurant (which is what they claim to be) * Service, I sound our server to be kinda rude and non caring * Our server was not Japanese which also seemed odd to me... More 

Thank BellinaRaffy
Geneva, Switzerland
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

On our first evening in Kyoto we wanted to eat something special, and what could be more special than Steak. So after a long hard day of temple trekking we went to the concierge of our hotel and asked for a suggestion. As we were keen on staying in the area she suggested Misono, very honestly telling us that it... More 

Thank Tatjana K
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A bit shabby considering the prices. The steak (we splashed out on the top quality Kobe) and the Lobster (wriggling in front of us on the hot plate after being spatchcocked alive - in the kitchen - only moments prior) were both amazing and the steak was the best I've ever had - having been lucky enough to sample some... More 

Thank Tim C
Seville, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It,s very expensive, and without justification. I can understand it Good cuality of food (Kobe), normal services for this kind of restaurant, regular drinks and the bill was too much expensive. I don't recommend this place because relations price / cuality / services is bad.

Thank Pascual S
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

In my experience, no food worth eating in Japan is cheap. Prices are about 40% more than comparable places in the US (but remember, you have to factor in you're saving around 20% by not tipping in Japan). Still, this place is expensive! 23,000 yen for a small steak and small lobster tail. That said, the beef (Kobe) is very... More 

Thank TomDM94
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I both ordered the Kobe steak. The garlic and the Kobe steak were a dynamite combination. Everything else about the dinner was good, but nothing to write home about. We have to say that this was the best steak we have ever had. Considering that we come from Houston, Texas, this is not faint praise. On the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300, Kawaracho, Nakagyo-ku | T.S.C. Tower 5F, Kyoto 604-8027, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-255-2981

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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