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Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

#175 of 11,783 Restaurants in Kyoto}
₹₹₹₹Japanese, Asian
58, Susukinobaba, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616−8385, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-881-1101
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian
58, Susukinobaba, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616−8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Booking for dinners in this 3 - star Michelin has to be done well in advance and it is better to try lunch , if your schedule allows . There is also an advantage having the delicacies at day time as the beautiful garden view...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you want to have an elegant experience and if you want to eat beauty you will like it ,the best is the girl that serves you ,she is very sweet. It is a performance of an esthetic experience,the price is totally absurd, do not...More

1  Thank MartaK50
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had a decent kaiseki meal at Kitcho. The private room and service were elegant and impeccable. The overall experience reasonably enjoyable. But we spent $1250 for the two of us with minimal alcohol. And the food was not even close to worth it. Mediocre...More

7  Thank SFTraveller101
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Kitcho was truly a wonderful experience. Very peaceful, delicious with creative food. We had two bottle of home sake which was really wonderful and refined. Very pleasant. Less pleasant was the bill. $1200 for two people for this meal was a complete ripoff. I'm sorry....More

3  Thank dannaasf
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I still feel this is the best Kitcho among all. Being at an old building in Arashiyama gives just that extra touch of sentiments. Knowing that we are foreigners, they assigned a lady who can manage well a conversation to explain the dishes and to...More

Thank Robertal34
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Truly, delicious starts before eating the dish. Our best dinner encounter by far. It all came together beautifully, the wonderful dishes, bamboo garden, tatami flooring, kakejiku ... wow!

1  Thank lyllie2016
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We have only had a few restaurant meals that compare with the one we had at Kitcho- Steirereck in Vienna, Le Bernardin in New York, & Pierre Gagnaire in Paris come to mind. But Kitcho was even more special because of the setting, service and...More

Thank lajollatravels
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Kitcho Arashiyama purely exemplifies perfection and precision personified in Japanese haute cuisine. Arrival is augmented by an ethereal and elegant atmosphere complemented by a private dining experience. The multiple courses that follow are individualized to tastes and preferences with each one more exceptional and extraordinary...More

5  Thank Dalecorp
Reviewed 29 September 2016

They told us this is the best restaurant in Japan and they were probably right. We had note-perfect service and enjoyed every moment. For those who aren't familiar with Japanese food, I think the refinements might be lost on them. You can't compare this to...More

2  Thank Ctan_writer
Reviewed 12 August 2016

As one would expect the experience here was superlative. The building is beautiful, as are the private room. The presentation of the food was excellent as was the quality of the ingredients. Our hostess spoke good English.

2  Thank sinbarambam
Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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Response from Epicure134 | Reviewed this property |
Our very special dinner was around USDollars 1000 per head and wine aroundUSDollars4000 per bottle but we were drinking 1982 Mouton Rothschild ,vintage Krug and Chateau D'Yquem.This is a place not to visit if you need to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 350 - US$ 450
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58, Susukinobaba, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616−8385, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Western Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Western Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-881-1101
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