Kyoto Restaurants




Kikunoi Review

The care lavished on every aspect of dining is unparalleled here thanks to the conscientious attention of Kikunoi's owner, world-renowned chef and authority on Kyoto cuisine, Yoshihiro Murata. A lifetime study of French and Japanese cooking, a commitment to using the finest local ingredients, and a playful creative sense make every exciting meal hum with flavor. Once seated in a private dining room, you are brought a small sakizuke, or appetizer, the first of up to 14 courses, each exquisitely presented and unfailingly delicious. Dishes like cedar-smoked barracuda fillets, citrus-infused matsutake mushroom soup, or sashimi served on chrysanthemum petals keenly accord to the nuances of each new season. This restaurant sits on the northern edge of Kodai-ji Ttemple. Evening courses start at ¥15,500, lunches at ¥4,200.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Yasakatoriimae-sagaru, Shimokawara-dori, 459 Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto, 605-0825
  • Phone: 075/561–0015
  • Website:
  • Location: Eastern Kyoto

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
Updated: 09-23-2013

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