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Hafuu Honten

471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-257-1581
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (121 reviews)
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Japanese, Steakhouse
471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The beef is good, better if you have not tried wagyu before, but nothing out of this world. We ordered both the "Original Menu" (¥10.000) and the "Special Menu" (¥13.000), and besides a good beef prepared in 3 different ways, the rest of the dishes...More

Thank JimboNewman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super cool little restaurant with fabulous food. Amazing staff and the best steak cutlet sandwich on the planet!! Please try!!

Thank James78Toro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By popular family vote, this was the BEST MEAL we experienced in our 12 day Japan visit (and we had a lot of good restaurant experiences). Expensive at first glance, but worth every penny paid What more can I say.

Thank Gizm0guy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family. I loved everything from the entree to the desserts. This is my first time to eat Wagyu, specifically Kobe beef and Oh! it really was buttery soft as it melted in my mouth. By far, this is the most...More

Thank Lorichelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

reserved our table via a facebook message. this is a set course place, but worth it!! the wagyu filet is delicious, melts in your mouth. like others have said, the service is a bit slow, but not that bad.

Thank jesse m
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and it was delicious! They also have English menus but as a Japanese person and living in Japan, the service was average compared to other places.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is situated in a quiet residential street a short walk from the centre of Kyoto. We sat at the bar where you can watch the chef's cooking. The wagyu beef was truly excellent, service was friendly and the price was about fair for the...More

Thank Danrzr
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

You will try this delicious beef in different kinds of preparations, while you see chefs working clean and fast. They will offer you a few menus, then you can choose your favourite option. It is quite expensive, but everything, except the dessert, is delicious.

Thank KIKUYU_10
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is no exaggeration. This is one of the best cuts of meat I have ever eaten in my life. We did the set course and opted for the filet for a bit extra. Absolutely worth every penny!

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This was hands down the best meal I have ever eaten. I have been to Joe Beef in Montreal, Butter in Manhanttan, as well as Momofuku in NYC, and this blows them out of the water. You will not be disappointed. We ordered the 1000¥...More

Thank Jennifer S
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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John B
11 September 2017|
Response from 康宏 柏 | Property representative |
We accept Visa or Master card. But we have 5000 yen minimum for credit card.
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7 February 2017|
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Response from 康宏 柏 | Property representative |
That is not correct. Actually, their bill were 17400 yen. It about 170$ USD.
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20 September 2016|
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Response from Albert L |
First we browse tripadvisor for recomendation, Hafuu Honten show up and then we show the iPhone to our hotels concierge, we stay at Piece Hostel... Apparently they recognise it and then they make reservation for us. Or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
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11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471-1 Sasayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0983, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-257-1581
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