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#133 of 11,658 Restaurants in Kyoto
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City Center
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Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-771-4116
11:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:30
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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it is a cultural divide but my wife and I did not enjoy our dinner at Hyotei at all. We had multiple occasions to have very fine Japanese dinners during our stay in Japan, Hyotei was not one of them. Yes, it is very traditional, yes, the menu is based on seasonal ingredients, yes the setting and service are... More 

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Aarau, Switzerland
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216 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

this is a wonderful place with several private rooms. service is throughout excellent and very friendly. the food is clasic and perfect with some intresting innovations. hoghly recommended. in walking distance from westin miyako...

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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My 22-year old son and I were so looking forward to dining at Hyotei. About 3-1/2 years ago we had gone to Kikunoi (main location in Kyoto) along with other members of our family. Both Hyotei and Kikunoi are 3-star Michelin-rated. Since we were truly wowed by our experience at Kikunoi, we expected another extraordinary experience at Hyotei. Well, in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Shinise establishment. Dine like old-time samurai .... "eating off the tatami floor". Wonderful experience. The menu, simple & traditional. Not breathtaking. Sengi-kori.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We really can't recommend Hyotei. Perhaps resting on its laurels? Try breakfast, if you must go. Perhaps the worst value (quality/cost) of any restaurant we have been to in the world. See the other 3 star reviews. Really, go somewhere else in Kyoto.

1 Thank GlennBP
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Traditional breakfast served for 4500 yen per person. While expensive, it was absolutely amazing and far less than what you would be expected to pay for lunch or dinner. Service was fast and not many people there at 8am on a Friday.

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Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We booked through our hotel for our 'significant' birthdays. In Sydney you don't get Michelin starred restaurants so we were very keen to try this one. What can I say: as soon as we stepped through the doors and into our private dining room we were transported 400 years back and it was magic (though very glad they had a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I have enjoyed the very special breakfast served at Hyotei on numerous occasions. I have also long since felt that the food in the 3 Michelin starred establishments in Kyoto lack excitement. A dinner at Chihana a few months ago was a distinct let down. Whilst this kaiseki lunch at Hyotei was not as much of a disappointment, it nevertheless... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The beauty of the place and the food is unquestionable, as is the service, but I'm not sure if the food is as good as it can be in Kyoto give the price. Would have liked to have tried another kaiseki restaurant to give a true comparison.

Thank stephen m
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My female friends and I were looking for a traditional kaiseki experience and Hyotei was given a 3 star Michelin rating. My friends and I could speak some Japanese as our hostesses had very limited English - they were older ladies with the cool polite, respectful Japanese demeanor which warmed when we tried to speak to them in Japanese. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 137 - US$ 229
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-4116

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Staying in City Center

Neighbourhood Profile
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 local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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