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Kikyo Sushi

#11 of 12,912 Restaurants in Kyoto
€€ - €€€Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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” (78 reviews)
“fatty tuna” (9 reviews)
“tempura” (14 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 6 days ago via mobile

Expectations were high with so many good reviews on trip advisor. We opted for the speciality blue fin tuna, salmon nigiri, tempura platter, shrimp sushi and a sashimi selection plate. All were absolutely incredible, the tuna melts in your mouth and the salmon nigiri is...More

Thank CoupleabroadUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiny restaurant in the heart of Tokyo where you can find arguably one of the best sushi in the city. Delicious, cheap, traditional, they do speak English, friendly and welcoming. Can’t ask for more! Thank you guys for the most amazing sashimi I’ve ever had...More

Thank Marco V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trust the positive reviews of Kikyo Sushi. On our second day in Kyoto and eleventh day in Japan, we are well aware of the pitfalls of trying to find a balance between a place that is welcoming to tourists without being too touristy/ Westernized. Kikyo...More

Thank V M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Just home from having dinner here. Best meal in Japan so far. The sushi was so fresh and tasty. The bonito tataki was absolutely delicious, we had a second serve! Even our 8y old had the Unagi sushi, first time for her. I had my...More

Thank Angelba
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Based on the fact we were staying nearby in the Crown Plaza and we wanted to eat out - we chose this as a close by restaurant with great reviews. We had a wonderful night. A small family run establishment and yes the owner's son...More

Thank R5395BNchris
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Yesterday we visited this restaurant. It was an amazing experience. Great sushi which was preparered right in front of you and also a really kind waiter. We would definitely come back here again!

Thank piekehoek
Reviewed 28 May 2018 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

1  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
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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Questions & Answers
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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25 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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