Fodor's Expert Review Kikusui

$$$$ Eastern Kyoto Japanese

Near Nanzen-ji Temple, Kikusui serves elegant kaiseki ryori (traditional cuisine) with an aristocratic flair. Dine on tatami mats at low tables or at table-and-chair seating, all overlooking an elegant Japanese garden. The subtle flavors of the set menus are embellished by the setting, where in spring a canopy of pink-and-white cherry blossoms accents a meal, and in autumn the fiery red-and-orange maples highlight the warm flavors. Kyo-no-aji, smaller versions of kaiseki ryori served for lunch, make it possible for you to savor Kikusui's elegant setting and fine cuisine for ¥5,000. This restaurant seats 200, yet the serene garden view makes it feels cozy and intimate.

Japanese Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

31 Fukui-cho
Kyoto, Kyoto-fu  606-8435, Japan


Known For:
  • Classic menu
  • Intimate seating
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential