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Muromachi Wakuden

City Center
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Sakaimachidori Oike Kudaru Higashigawa, Nakagyo-ku | South of Oike St. and East of Sakaimachi St., Kyoto 604-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-223-3200
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has one Michelin star- which brought us here. We took the ¥15,000/person menu - the food served was clean and simple, traditional flavors with not much imagination. What we found lacking is the explanation and communication compared to other Michelin restaurants. The cooks and waitress spoke minimum English and were not able to explain the dishes well which... More 

Thank sherlyC78
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1,021 reviews
978 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 814 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had Kaiseki dinner here with my family. Just love it. There are really so many great restaurants in Kyoto.

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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Compared to almost anywhere in the world, eating out in Japan is comparatively expensive so if you want to try the more acclaimed restaurants you need to know you will have to pay. The great thing is most of them offer choices of set menus so you know what to expect up front and can choose how extravagant you want... More 

Thank SdeB101
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Way back in the olden days, 2010, we ate here and had a wonderful time. Last time we sat at the counter and enjoyed some good cheffing action. This time we have a young family so we were given a private room. In the intervening 5 years there hasn't been any slippage in either food quality or service. In fact... More 

Thank Shane_in_Oz
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Having dined over a good mix of tradition and more inventive set menus, this is best described as somewhere in between. Originally being given the recommendation to Wakuden's flagship restaurant, we weren't in touch soon enough for a reservation during our stay - but we figured something in the same chain would be worthy of a visit. We were right.... More 

Thank Worldticket
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

No doubt you have to try Kaiseki as the representative Kyoto main gastronomic meal, and defenitely you better go to a good one than a free buffet, however to me this does not enjoy me as the traditional niguiri-sashimi-traditional-food. Needless to say 15.000 yen it's quite an expensive option. Going in depth analysis to the meal and beverages, appetizers as... More 

Thank Carlos M
Kapolei, HI
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365 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

I know there are very few TA reviews for this place (we found this to be true in most of Japan ~ they just don't depend on TA so much); and I know that most of those few are glowing, which is what brought us here. But at $180 per person, we would expect more, no matter where we are... More 

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United Kingdom
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Ate at the counter - the only alternative is one of the private rooms. The fish is grilled in front of you, the sushi made as you watch. Other courses come from the kitchen. Everything beautifully presented and placed before you by smiling sushi chefs who do not speak English. We had saki - a Japanese word I knew and... More 

Thank D j R
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Had the benhani set dinner at the Wakuden in the Eat Paradise section of Isetan. The food was tasty, but the waiting time in between courses was very, very, very, very, very slow even though it wasn't busy. For that reason alone, I won't be back.

Thank ianoflynn
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This was one of the most beautiful and memorable experiences I've had in Kyoto. There are a few branches of Wakuden, and this particular one was convenient to where we were staying (The Brighton Hotel, about a 15min taxi ride). We had booked in advance as we were a group of 6. There was a private room available, which is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sakaimachidori Oike Kudaru Higashigawa, Nakagyo-ku | South of Oike St. and East of Sakaimachi St., Kyoto 604-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-223-3200

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Staying in City Center

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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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