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Yoshikawa Inn Tempura

) #50 of 11,746 Restaurants in Kyoto ₹₹₹₹ Japanese
135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-5544
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviews (204)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After arriving in Kyoto the previous night we went to lunch here. I had read recommendations and was concerned about not having a booking. Lunch opened at 11am and we arrived at about 12pm and had to wait. They had 3 seats available but we...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is not the problem. Excellent tempura, sashimi, etc. At a price of course. Perhaps it was our mistake for sitting at the counter. Loud realtors from LA on the left. British couple on our right. Everybody very engaged in conversation and not paying...More

Thank Jens S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yoshikawa was a lovely experience; the restaurant is beautiful, and you are waited on attentively by kimono-clad waitresses, meaning you leave feeling you have been given 5-star treatment. But sadly the food is far from 5 star- the appetisers were nicely presented, but very similar...More

Thank susiefionaleslie
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

When in Tokyo you definitely can't miss one night at a Ryokan (traditional hotel) We were recommended this one, very well known for its service and the best tempura in town. It's a very expensive experience but worth it! When you enter the Ryokan after...More

Thank cinderellainparis
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and absolutely loved Yoshikawa. It's centrally located but feels a world away from everything outside. The service was impeccable, the food was plentiful and delicious, and the setting - with the tatami rooms, central garden and traditional rituals - was...More

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We dined as a family of 4 and the restaurant was very accommodating of our needs (one pescatarian, one gluten free, one with food allergies). We were seated in a private room and were waited on by a number of kimono clad waitresses. The service...More

Thank travelaussiefamily
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had one of the course meals at the bar section here, which was a unique experience. We got to watch the chef doing his craft. The food was great - we got to sample a large variety of tempura dishes. We were told that...More

1  Thank AysuK
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant! My boyfriend and I read up about this place in the lonely planet guide and had to book it a day in advance for dinner. It was everything I hoped it would be. We had the larger set menu which was...More

Thank Jess T
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch! They have two options for set menus. If you want to go for dinner, make sure to call ahead!! The tempura is so light and the service is top notch.

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This place is part of a ryokan, and it consist of small bar seating with 10-12 seats total. We did not have a reservation, and by the grace of its chef we were granted a seating (highly recommended to call before hand). It's omakase style,...More

1  Thank Maja J
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 & AnswersAsk a question
Hello! For lunch, can I walk-in or do I need to reserve? Thank you :)
3 September 2015|
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Response from Pierre P | Reviewed this property |
We were only 2, we were seated directly. But it's a very small restaurant, so I'd book if I were you, just to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Matsushitacho, Tominokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5544
  • E-mail
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